Master of Business Communication
Meet Amy Ault
I decided to go back to school to get my Master of Business Communication degree from St. Thomas for both personal and professional reasons. I’ve always known I wanted a graduate degree, but when I started working in the corporate world and experiencing “the real world” first-hand, I thought a master’s in communication would be a great foundation to help me throughout my career in fundraising and event planning.
I chose St. Thomas because it was the only university in the Twin Cities that offered a program that I thought spoke to my educational interests. I also liked the fact that I would be able to continue working full-time while taking classes at night.
The UST MBC program taught me a lot about working in groups and effectively putting together ideas and project plans. This is particularly helpful in my current job where I am working with people at many different levels and often find myself in a liaison role. It also taught me a lot about not only communicating effectively, but making certain communication was ethical and remained tied to the value of the company.
As for the faculty, I especially enjoyed the fact that most of them had work experience similar to companies my classmates and I shared, so when discussing topics in class, it was easy for me to identify how the subject matter applied to the realistic work environment.
|Graduated:||UST MBC '05|
|Employer:||Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota|
|Position:||Associate Director of Events|
|Undergraduate degree:||University of Minnesota, B.A. '97|