Graduation Year: 2016
Occupation, Company: Project Manager, Diversity Recruitment | USA TODAY NETWORK
Describe your current occupation and if applicable, how was Temple the launchpad for your current position?
As a Project Manager in Talent Acquisition, I lead USA TODAY NETWORK’s employment branding and diversity recruitment initiatives. I find strategies and execute events that increase our number of diverse hires. Through KLN, I’ve learned how to be a storyteller. In my current position, I produce video, write articles, manage social media, design career pages and present key metrics through storytelling.
Why do you support Temple University and serve on the Klein Alumni Association Board?
I support Temple University because of what it stands for. When I chose Temple, I fell in love with Russell Conwell’s “Acres of Diamonds” message. The Philadelphia community, the tenacious students and the opportunity that Temple gives can’t be found at any other university. While many are trying to find fortunes, our diamonds are already in our backyard.
What excites you about the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication?
Working at the 5th largest news and information company, I see the future of media. While it is alive, platforms are changing, stories are being told through VR and AR and businesses are trying to find answers through the next generation. Temple students graduate with scholarly and hands on experience in various arenas of media, making Lew Klein graduates ready to be the answer to a newsroom, PR firm or media business. That excites me!
What advice could you give someone looking to become more engaged with Klein College?
Connect with current students, see their passion and I’m certain you will want to engage.
What was your favorite memory while a student at Temple?
Studying abroad to London with 25 KLN students (still in touch with many) through KLN’s study away program that allowed us to study British Mass Media and intern abroad. I had the honor of interning for Scripps Networks Interactive, now Discovery. Incredible and unforgettable memory that I would have never done without the support of KLN!
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