Tag: Career Spotlight

Nicole Beale (’15) Takes Her Television Knowledge to Cape Town

Name: Nicole Beale COM graduation year: 2015 Program: Television (MS) Current title: South African Assistant Production Coordinator, Outlander Current location: Cape Town, South Africa Q: Why did you choose the Television (MS) program? NB: COM’s MS Television program really spoke to me for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is one of the few courses… Read More

Journalist Walter Middlebrook (’76) Gives Career Advice

In BU Today’s “Jump-start Your Job Search” series, BU alums are featured with short interviews describing their leadership in their field. Topics range from banking, advertising, tech start-ups, journalism, and nonprofit organizations. Alums talk about how they got to be where they are, mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve taken away from those mistakes. They tell us what they… Read More

Elisa DiStefano, News 12 Long Island

Elisa, first off, would you tell me what you currently do for work? I am the entertainment and features reporter for News 12 Long Island here in New York. I also do their traffic in the morning. In addition, I contribute feature, entertainment and celebrity articles to a bunch of different magazines. I do expert… Read More

Kristen Lombardi ’95, Center for Public Integrity

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I worked for a small community newspaper chain immediately after I graduated from the master’s program at BU’s College of Communication, in 1995, learning how to develop sources and cover government basics in the suburbs of Boston. From there, I worked for many years at the… Read More

Jen Rodstrom ’02, Temkin Group

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I have built a successful career over the past 10+ years as a customer experience practitioner and market research professional. My areas of expertise include customer insight, voice of the customer, text analytics, and all facets of market research. After graduating from COM, I worked for… Read More

Cecilia Yan ’15, AcceptU

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I joined AcceptU as a marketing/PR associate in July 2015, right after I graduated. My main practice areas are Chinese marketing management and new business development. I’m currently working on developing the Chinese market both in China and the United States. Why did you choose your… Read More

Dave Blumberg ’12, ESPN

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? After graduating from Boston University in December 2011, I immediately accepted a position at ESPN in New York City as a Senior Analyst of Advertiser Insights. I report to Ad Sales through ideating and executing cross-platform effectiveness research, utilizing a variety of methodologies, from traditional surveys… Read More

TJ Keitt (’03, ’05) Forrester Research

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I’ve approached my career opportunistically since graduating from COM — trying to sponge up as much information as possible at each stop I’ve made. When I left the master’s program, I landed a job at a new product development consultancy, which taught me a lot about… Read More

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