Students, alumni connect at Careers in Communication

Photo Credit: Careers in Communication attendees
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 03:10

The Department of Communication Studies and the Communication Studies Undergraduate Student Advisory Board collaborated to host "Careers in Communication: Alumni Reflections", an alumni panel and networking event for undergraduate students, on March 4, 2020.

The alumni panel included:

  • Trev Alberts, Vice Chancellor of Athletics, University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • Bill Anderson, Lead Data Scientist, Microsoft Corporation
  • Lisa Anderson, Former Director and Chief of Staff, Microsoft Corporation
  • Amanda Bergeron-Bauer, Academic Advisor, College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Kelly Luethje, Financial Planner and Founder, Willow Planning Group
  • Marcus Powers, Co-Founder and Chief of Operations, Zipline Brewery
  • Kayla Simms, Director of Sales and Client Relations, Midwest Laboratories
  • Jenna Thomsen, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Health Care Association of Nebraska
  • Kevin Thor, International Development, Operation Smile

"What an amazing event!" Kathy Castle, professor and director of undergraduate education in the department, said. "Our alumni gave generously of their time to share their experiences and wisdom, and our students got to see the incredible array of career paths they can choose as Communication Studies majors!

"As one of our alumni guests explained, 'there is no ceiling for Communication Studies majors'!"