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Biz Comm alum Kelsey Marden reached out to us about her exciting career! She writes:

"Currently I am working as an assistant for a Baltimore freelance photographer, Justin Tsucalas, who shoots a wide range of subjects. He frequently works with Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style, BmoreArt and several other local magazines as well as many of the city's restaurants. I'm able to learn a lot from him by attending shoots and practicing in his studio while also contributing my writing and design skills to his business! Outside of working for Justin, I am freelancing photography, writing, and some graphic design. Any of the photography jobs that Justin can't take on he's been passing along to me, and I'm continuing to shoot events for Baltimore magazine. I also started writing for BmoreArt as a freelancer and will have my first article out in just a couple of weeks!"

Congratulations, Kelsey, for following your dreams and finding success in writing and the arts! In the photo, she's shown during her internship at Baltimore Magazine.

Here's the scoop from SmartCEO, directly from Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of the company:

"Hats off to Emily Hall [BizComm's Emily Pullarn Hall] who is celebrating a major milestone today: her five-year anniversary at SmartCEO.

Emily has accomplished many things in her tenure here. She started out as an account executive for the Baltimore team and after a little while left us to pursue another opportunity. But she quickly realized how much she missed SmartCEO and working with her clients, so she returned and has never looked back! Emily is a "get it done" kind of girl! She works hard to get it DONE! From executing projects, sales and working for her clients, she always has a great attitude. In 2016 Emily broke another huge milestone… $1,000,000 in career sales! She currently has $1,196,388 in career sales and ranks 10th in the all-time records list.

I found these mottoes Emily says she lives by from two years ago, and I have to say, they definitely hold true: “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs,”  and “The best way to live your life is to always keep a smile on your face.” Emily is a great team player, and she does always have a smile on her face!

Emily’s next move with SmartCEO is to take on the position of Market Director for the Baltimore market. But her most exciting role is about to happen in just a few days when she becomes a first time Mom! Please join me in congratulating Emily on ive great years! Cheers to you and all that you have accomplished!"

The Business Communication department congratulates Emily for her amazing accomplishments!

Join the Business Communication department and the Office of Multicultural Experience in welcoming author Daniel Hatcher as he presents his new nationally acclaimed book, The Poverty Industry: Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens.

Hatcher is a University of Baltimore law professor and will be exploring the impact of class in America when he speaks on campus Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the Rockland Banquet Room on the Owings Mills campus. All interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Heather Harris by Friday, Feb. 3, via campus email. (Photo from the University Baltimore School of Law)

We've heard from some of our December grads regarding their newly chosen career paths. Here's a quick check-in:

Emma Ragon has accepted a job as a marketing assistant with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. According to its website, "Whiting-Turner was founded in 1909 on the belief that integrity, engineering talent, and a dedication to our customers would make us the very best in the industry." Emma is shown on the right in the photo during one of her internships, this one with the Business Communication department.


Savannah Lawrence Tagget, who was married soon after graduation, has accepted a job as a marketing and public relations writer for Pivot Communication in Boulder, Colorado. Pivot Communication "creates integrated branding and marketing strategies" relying on their skills in research, branding, graphic and web design, public relations, social media, email marketing and advertising. Savannah is shown here during her internship at Bancroft Press.

Taylor Cunha is working at Aerotek as a recruiter. Aerotek is one of the top global recruiting and staffing agencies. Begun in 1983 to serve the aerospace and defense industries, Aerotek has grown to include nearly every industry. In the photo, Taylor is shown on the left during her internship at Route One Apparel.


Kaitlyn Rollyson is working as the events manager at Black Ankle Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Md.  The relatively new company's first harvest was in 2006. As an estate winery, the company is also committed to sustainability. In the photo, Kaitlyn is shown on the right during her internship at Grow & Fortify, during which she learned a lot about the wine industry.

Emily Soller continues her interests in sports as the assistant softball coach at Harford Community College, where she interned with the department of athletics. Emily has also been coaching basketball at John Carroll School. In the photo, she is shown at center during her internship stint at HCC.


Graduate Amanda Windesheim interned in marketing with HomeCare Maryland, and the company offered her a full-time job upon graduation. HomeCare Maryland is a LifeBridge Health Partner, accredited for providing home health services including physical therapists, occupational therapists, skilled nursing professionals, dietitians, medical social workers and home health aides. In the photo, Amanda is shown during her internship.

Matt Staud has continued his firefighter career with the West Grove Fire Company and is also  interviewing for other part-time firefighter jobs while he prepares applications for accelerated BSN programs for the fall of 2017.  His communication skills will guide him in his pathway to a nursing career. In the photo, Matt is shown during his marketing internship.

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