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Making career connections in communications

Graduate | Feb 03, 2017 |

Whether covering breaking news, an event, or a television show, communications and media professionals have to stay on their toes.

But how do you get your feet wet in the industry?

At last week’s Career Development Center Career Spotlight, Jennifer Colwell, MBA ’11, Michael Joseloff, MBA ’04, and Regina Sommese, MS ’09, shared how they got started, how they moved up, and what they love most about their positions.

Joseloff, CMO for news and business at Time Inc., emphasized how important it is to “stay informed on a company as well as its competitors and values when looking for a job.”

“LinkedIn is a great tool,” added Sommese, senior media director for media strategy and analytics at Discovery Communications.

The three also had advice for students interested in landing an internship.

“Internships aren’t 100-percent necessary, but they definitely help,” said Colwell, director of ad sales and market research at NBC Universal. “They show that you’re interested in learning.”

And when asked what they would like to advise their younger selves, all three agreed on one thing.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and connect,” said Semmese. “Keep in touch with people.”

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