The School of Communication & Media Colloquium Speaker Series hosted five alumni Thursday night (March 2) to speak to students about making the transition to life in the professional world.
Speakers included Ellen Eldridge, reporter with the AJC Breaking News Team; Mary York, account director with the William Mills Agency; Evan Manor, social media director for Coy Bowles; Simone Griffin, integrated communication strategist with Porter Novelli; and Yvelise Hodo-Lopez, financial analyst/lead administrative assistant at Willis Towers Watson.
About 100 students and faculty attended the event. Panelists emphasized the importance of getting real-world experience through internships while students are still in college. Other advice included looking for networking opportunities both in the classroom and with professionals and making the most of class opportunities.
Posted: March 7, 2017