Jamal Williams (on the left in the photo), a senior BizComm major, is determined to seek a career in the media. Having completed one internship with WBAL radio, he has now embarked on a second internship with the local station, only this time in sports television. Under the watchful eye of Chris Dachille, executive sports producer at WBAL-TV 11, Jamal is learning how television sports are written and produced.
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Senior Alex Parker (right) is immersed in her second professional sports internship, this time with the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. Previously, her internship with the Baltimore Orioles led her to a love of community relations, and that's what she's doing with the Wizards. Under the mentorship of Marina Soffer, an assistant in Human Resources who oversees all of the interns who work for Monumental Sports Entertainment, Alex is involved in special events and wish fulfillment.
Thanks to our wonderful BizComm alums who made the last "Lunch Lessons" such a success! On March 27, 2015, we welcomed three alums back to talk about their careers to 10 interested students and the departmental faculty. Veida McCampbell, class of 2005, talked about her work as a producer on the popular TV show, "The Voice;" Steve Grossnickle, class of 2009, is now the head men's volleyball coach at Stevenson while working at Social Security Administration, and Katie Amos, class of 2011, is the development manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland chapter. It was a wonderful event filled with stories and advice, and we were so proud to see our alums shine.
Senior Sam Schaeffer is interning under the mentorship of journalist/writer/entrepreneur Jack Gilden, CEO of Divorce Circus, an online resource to help people cope with every aspect of the needs of those facing divorce: Lawyers, mediators and therapists, but also financial advisors, real estate experts, career counselors and life coaches, according to the website. Sam has been researching, writing, and studying the issues confronting the divorced population.
Senior Samantha Hauf (right) has been working with clients’ social media accounts at Maroon PR, an innovative and comprehensive full-service public relations and marketing company located in Columbia, Md. Under the mentorship of Jen Bloomer, the director of new media and creative services, Sam is learning how to tailor new media information to each client’s brand and marketing campaign.