Here's a taste
of what's ahead for some of the nearly 200 men and women who graduated
from Elon's School of Communications in 2004.
major Kelly Kopenhafer is working for the Congressional Youth
Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. "I will be doing
planning and logistics work for the Junior National Young Leaders
branch," she explained. "It's a program for middle and
high schoolers from across the country." Her e-mail address
major Jennifer Hildebrand is an athletics communications
intern at the University of Pennsylvania. Her e-mail address is
major Katie Howell will work as a guest services assistant
at the Essex House, a Westin Hotel in New York City on Central Park
South, a block away from The Plaza. "I start July 6 and will
be learning all of the ins and outs of the hotel industry and work
my way up the chain of command within the Starwood Corporation,"
major Erin Cunningham will be a reporter for the Frederick,
Md., News-Post. "I will be in charge of three or four beats
and also be a general assignment reporter," she said. Her e-mail
address is email@example.com.
major Katie Sherman will work as a marketing/advertising
intern for The Pink Slip, a lingerie store located in Grand Central
Station, N.Y. "During my interviews the energy and confidence of
the people in the city swept me off my feet," she said. "That is
the drive that I want behind me as I begin this adventure." Her
responsibilities will include web site design and the planning of
Marie Clair ads and swimsuit promotions. She will use her summer
in Manhattan as a job search for the fall.
a broadcast major, works in the Los Angeles area with a new company
owned by fashion designer Max Azria - BCBG Max Azria Entertainment.
"We bring musicals from abroad over to the United States and
recreate them for an American audience," Cooper explained.
"Once we decide to bring a show to the States, everything having
to do with merchandising, advertising, casting, writing the lyrics,
choreography, costume design, set design, etc. must go through our
company. I was really attracted to working here because they were
offering such hands-on experience." She started the job at
the end of March. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
major Keren Rivas will cover the Elon and Gibsonville beats
for the Burlington Times-News. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
and Spanish major LaToya Marcus will move to the Rio Grande
Valley region of Texas, where she will teach English for at least
two years with the Teach for America program. Her plans after that
may include law school or community advocacy work with Latino immigrants.
Film major Lauren Pomponio just accepted a job with the Electronic
Retailing Association in Arlington, Va. She had a paid internship
there last summer. She will be working in the Government Affairs
major Sally Lynch has accepted a position at In Style magazine
in New York as an advanced intern in the editorial department. It
runs from July 1-Sept 15. "It has a strong possibility of turning
into a job," she said. "The managing editor told me she
primarily looks at interns for the new hires." Sally's e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
, a corporate communications major, will work with Primerica Financial
Services in Greensboro as an independent contractor, working mainly
with clients performing financial analyses. "I will also be
actively recruiting for 10 new offices that will be opened in the
next year or so," she said. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
corporate communications major, has accepted a position as an assistant
account executive with Weber Shandwick in Atlanta.
major Cherie Bowlin, has been hired to work in politics,
handling communications work in the governor's race in Virginia.
major Steve Earley will be a general-assignment reporter
for the Daily Freeman the daily newspaper in Kingston, N.Y., about
90 minutes north of New York City. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications major Amanda Swartzbaugh will work for her
sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma, as a traveling leadership consultant.
She will be based out of Tri-Sigma's national headquarters in Woodstock,
Va., and begin the job in August. Until then, she will work in the
development office of the medical school at Vanderbilt University
in Nashville. You can contact her at email@example.com.
major Brian O'Shea will return home to Long Island, N.Y.,
where he will work for his father in managing the renovation of
two True Value Hardware Stores and in the establishment of a corporate
sales division. "The goals for the division are to expand business
but also expand the territory of accounts by providing customized
services and delivery of goods," he said. Brian will also continue
to be involved in a number of community and volunteer projects.
He will be responsible for major fund-raising for the Cleft Palate
research team of Mather Memorial Hospital and he plans to encourage
young people to vote as a member of the Rock the Vote Street Team.
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alyssa Martin will teach English at Swaton School in Daegu,
Korea. "I will be there for one year," she said, "and
hopefully also help Dr. Byung Lee while he is doing research there
while serving as a Fullbright scholar." Alyssa's e-mail address
major Katherine Hoomans is working toward a master's degree
in public relations practice at Bournemouth University, on the southwest
coast of England. "I'm one of about 20 students in the program,"
she said. "I studied at the University of Sussex in Brighton,
England, during the fall 2003 term, and loved it so much I decided
to go back to that part of the world for my master's. I was also
accepted to two schools in London." Her e-mail address is KatherineHoomans@hotmail.com.