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Garrett Aanestad SCC '16

Manager, Chapman Fund
Chapman University
"Outside of the classroom, the relationships that I made with amazing people- both students and faculty, further enhanced my confidence in myself and the way I think. Getting to work together with people who see things differently is one of the best ways to grow personally and the School of Communication provided that opportunity on a daily basis."
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Ari Berman SCC '15 and HCOM '16

Social Media Data Consultant
Kaiser Permanente
"I am currently a Data Consultant in Social Media Strategy at Kaiser Permanente where I analyze data to prepare monthly national and regional social media reports for Member Services teams, including Performance Improvement, Social Media unit, and the national Contact Center."
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Meghan Grace COM '12

Researcher/Author/Speaker/Doctoral Student
Vanderbilt University/Plaid, LLC
"I studied in the School of Communication because I found the topics so relevant and broadly applicable to a variety of fields. I found the utility of my courses spanned into multiple areas of involvement and interest."
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Mitch Halbert SCC '17

Business Operations Analyst
"An important factor of my job is being an effective communicator, and what has helped me in that role was Chapman's Communication Department."
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Makenzie Hendrix SCC '17

Co-Owner and Director of Operations
Vibes Beach Cafe
"My degree from the SoC has been monumental to my success! I even established such close bonds with a few of my previous professors that we continually keep in contact. I believe that directly reflects how invested the educators are at this University and a testament to the type of education incoming Chapman students can expect."
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Paula Pearl SCC '15

Advertising and Internet Marketing
Onestop Internet
"My Communication Studies degree has helped me tremendously in my career. Working in marketing, I am always communicating with people. Whether it is using the presentation skills I learned in Public Speaking, utilizing the teamwork skills that I gained in Group Comm or using the knowledge from Mass Comm to understand how to present different messages. I feel that having a background in communication has made me a more effective communicator which is much needed when working with large groups of people and project managing."
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Tim Seavey COM '15

"The connections you make at Chapman are almost as important as the skills you learn."
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Hilary Smith COM '13

Assistant Manager, Indirect Procurement – Advertising and Promotion
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
"My communication degree has been invaluable to my career. The harmony of a degree that ties together interpersonal relationships, corporate communication, and quantitative analysis has helped me develop into an extremely well-rounded professional."
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Essie Uribe SCC '17

Digital Marketer
Penhall Technologies
"I love that I can be creative with the end goal of promoting and growing a company."
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Allyson Wadman SCC '17

Public Relations Specialist
MGM Resorts International
"With every company I applied to, they were SOOOO impressed with my Strategic and Corporate Communication major because it was integrated. All the classes I took in The School of Communication made me a well-rounded candidate for the public relations industry."

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