Category: Blog

Climbing the corporate staircase (no, it’s not a ladder) with Michael DiSalvo (COM’09)

Episode Summary Climbing the corporate staircase (no, it’s not a ladder) with Michael DiSalvo (COM’09), Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness at Ogilvy PR. About the Episode What does it mean for a company to emphasize people over profit? Michael DiSalvo (COM’09) is a self-proclaimed Ogilvy enthusiast having called the company his professional home for […]

Building a Career in Broadcasting with WCVB’s Karen Holmes Ward

Episode Summary Building a career in broadcasting with Director of Public Affairs, Community Services at WCVB and the Host and Executive Producer of ‘CityLine’, Karen Holmes Ward (COM’77). Karen Holmes Ward (COM’77) is a staple of the Boston media landscape and has built a distinguished career earning her a spot in the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall […]

Young Alumni [in the] Spotlight: D.A. Whatley

Coming to BU as a Posse scholar, D.A. Whatley (Questrom’15) was no stranger to building strong communities. Posse, a national organization providing college scholarships to “individuals with extraordinary leadership potential,” was founded on the belief that “a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and […]

A Chat with Billie Weiss, Manager of Photography for the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox

Billie Weiss (COM’16) has what many in New England would consider a dream job. For the past seven years, Billie has documented the World Champion Boston Red Sox as the team’s manager of photography. On this episode of Proud to BU, Billie explores his unique journey from BU to Fenway Park and offers a behind-the-scenes […]

Young Alumni Edition: Sahara Rose Chats About Her Entrepreneurial Journey

Welcome to the Young Alumni Edition of our Proud to BU Podcast. In this first iteration, Corinne Tramuta (MET’17) chats with Sahara Rose (CAS’13) about her path at Boston University and how she developed her brand as a health and wellness blogger, and author of the Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda. More About This Show: The Proud […]

Five Ways To Get Ahead In 2019

Conventional wisdom suggests that we should prioritize the upcoming 365 days by creating a list of resolutions to ensure we make the most of the year. For many, this includes self-improvement, giving back, and career success. But figuring out where to start can be tricky. Where do we focus our energy first? Are we aiming […]

Monique Kelley Sheds Light on the Importance of Networking in the World of Public Relations

Curious about what it’s like to work for one of the top public relations agencies in the world? We had the chance to chat with Monique Kelley, senior vice president at Weber Shandwick about her experiences and how she got to where she is today. More About This Show: The Proud to BU podcast series highlights some […]

Exploring the Worlds of Private Equity and Venture Capital with Alejandro Garcia-Amaya

Working at the intersection of art, branding, and technology, Alejandro Garcia-Amaya (Questrom’07) has his hands in many industries. Not only is the host of the well-known podcast series “Getting Here“, but he is also the CEO of a new and flourishing investor-backed venture. More About This Show: For tech start-up CEO, Alejandro Garcia-Amaya, entrepreneurship runs […]

Terriers of 2018: Highlighting The Year’s Proudest Moments

2018 was a year of exciting initiatives, accolades, and change for the University. Two schools merged to form a new college. Faculty members were honored for their groundbreaking research, and a few large donations have set the foundation for more scholarships and opportunities at the University. It’s moments like these that have us #ProudtoBU. As […]

Negin Kamali Gives Insight On Launching A Successful Career In Public Relations

Before arriving at Boston University’s College of Communication,  Negin Kamali could not have told you what Public Relations was. Fast forward to today and she’s now the Director of Public Relations at Princess Cruises. For Negin, her journey at BU and beyond has been about observing, listening, and learning from her mentors, which ultimately lead her to […]