Careers in Communication & Journalism

Here's a sample of jobs held by graduates from our department:

 

Laura Ackman (2013) assistant account executive, Novus Media, Plymouth

Hannah Anderson (2013) anchor, WSAW-TV, WI

Dana Ashby (2012) digital media coordinator, Periscope

Logan Bartness (2013) reporter, KSFY-TV, Sioux Falls, SD

Alissa Bateson (2011) account executive, Zimmerman Group Advertising

Kristi Battarbee (2011) casting associate, A&E Casting

Gia Bellamy (2010) copywriter, LifeTime Fitness

Stephani Bloomquist (2010) associate digital managing editor, MSP Communications

Heidi Bobier (2008) senior account executive, Weber Shandwick

Erica Boe (2011) account executive, Weber Shandwick

Ashley Bolkcom (2011) 10 p.m. producer, FOX 9 News

Julia Brock (2012) out of home assistant, Hanworth Marketing and Media

Julia Broshears (2010) web promotion manager, Thomson Reuters

Nick Burgmeier (2012) volunteer, Teach for America

Cristin Capron (2011) senior project manager, Clarity Coverdale Fury Advertising

Lauren Carlson (2012) assistant account executive, The Zimmerman Group

Rachel Carr (2009) corporate compliance and ethics analyst, Target Corporation

Brittany Chaffee (2010) marketing copywriter, Cambira, MN

Cara Chandler (2011) web coordinator, MN Department of Transportation

Alice Clauss (2010) communication coordinator, Cooper Perkins, Boston

Maggie Clemenson (2013) interactive designer, Broadhead Public Relations, Mpls

Rebecca Cooke (2010) finance director, Congressman Raul Ruiz

Alexandra Corbett (2012) project coordinator, Sensory Logic

Britney Daniel (2011) assistant account executive/volunteer coordinator, Periscope

Molly Demmer (2010) marketing manager, Travel Beyond, Wayzata, MN

Olivia Detweiler (2011) reporter, Cannon Falls Beacon, MN

Kelsey Doherty (2010) contract project manager, Hanley Wood

Greta Drentlaw (2009) marketing communications manager, Chart Industries

Darren Eck (2011) digital information specialist, MN Department of Employment & Economic Dev.

Kara Eliason (2007) senior specialist, communications, Target

Liz Erickson (2010) director of public relations, SparkStarter

Kari Jo Faulhaber (2010) video producer at StoryTeller Media & Communications

Dan Fetting (2010) senior digital sales operation, NBC Universal, New York City

Stephanie Franzen (2008) account executive, Colle & McVoy

Amanda Ford (2008) management team, CorePower Yoga

Cory Gagne (2011) judicial extern, Judge Jeanne J. Graham

Allie Graupmann (2012) assistant account manager, Nina Hale Search Engine Marketing

Chris Hansen (2009) photojournalist, KUSA-TV, Denver

Jonna Schnettler (2010) development officer, University of St. Thomas

Jennifer Mahlik (2007) manager + social media, lululemon athletica

Ellen O’Brien (2008) communications manager, UnitedHealthCare Military and Veterans

Alex Huerter (2008) marketing & PR manager, Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Joe Henke (2009) reporter, KERO-23ABC, Bakersfield, CA

Levi Ismail (2012) multimedia journalist, KIMT-TV, Mason City, IA

Kiera Jacobson (2010) copywriter, Target Stores Internal Marketing Group

Allison Janney-O’Keefe (2010) account supervisor, Exponent PR

Bridget Jewell (2008) community engagement strategist, Periscope

Kristopher Jobe (2012), producer, KRCG-TV, Jefferson City, MO.

Cynthia Johnson (2013) reporter, WDAZ-TV, Grand Forks, ND

Stephanie Johnson (2007) community relations manager, Minnesota Twins

Bianca Jones (2013) assistant account executive, FleishmanHillard

Katie Kelley (2012) copywriter, Augeo+Greer

Mary Kenkel (2011) fraternal outreach coordinator, Catholic Order of Foresters

Emily Kessel (2009) Fullbright scholar, South Korea

Ryan Kidd (2008) graphic designer, Mall of America

Shane Kitzman (2010) PR specialist, Best Buy

Emily Kolar (2010) digital associate, Weber Shandwick

Sara Kovach (2012) reporter, Courier Times, New Castle, IN

Alaura Kramer-Krueger (2012) media strategist, Campbell Mathun

Anna Kramer (2010) J.D. candidate, University of Minnesota Law School

Alison Krieger (2010) client relationship team leader, Farmer, Lumpe, McClelland, Fargo, ND

Peter Krueger (2011) digital producer, Digitaria (JWT)

Allie Krug (2013) multimedia journalist, KIMT-TV, Mason City, IA

Pauleen Le (2011) reporter, WLUK-Fox 11, Green Bay, WI

Catharine Lutiger (2012) onboarding coordinator, US Bank

Ellery Luse (2010) account planner, Fallon

David Martinson (2010) marketing & PR specialist, One Simple Plan

Megan McGough (2006) marketing manager, Midwest & Mountain Regions, Brookfield Properties

Megan McGrath (2010) senior engagement planner, Carmichael Lynch

Lauren McRandall (2009) operations specialist, Clements Worldwide

Emma Messer (2012) marketing coordinator, Arvig

Leah Metz (2009) associate copywriter, The Inter Group; freelance copywriter, En Avant Ad.

Angie Michel (2012) MA student, communication, Marquette University

Nate Minor (2010) web producer, Minnesota Public Radio

Michelle Monahan (2010) account executive, Space 150

David Monson (2010) owner, 808 Loud

Mellaney Moore (2013) reporter, KVLY-TV, Fargo, ND

Michael Moriarty (2006) assistant account executive, Himle Horner

Meghan Mumm (2011) public communications and media relations, Ameriprise Financial

Rosie Murphy (2013) administrative coordinator, Gallup Polling

Leah Nash (2011) senior business analyst, Target

Tara Niebeling (2010) digital PR coordinator, Mall of America

Josie Oliver (2012) reporter and photographer, Clara City Herald

Tara Olson-Medina (2010) senior social engagement specialist, Carmichael Lynch Spong

Marie Omann (2010) business development/marketing, Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm

Jordan Osterman (2011) sports editor, Northfield News

Zach Pagano (2012) anchor/reporter/producer, KCWY-TV, Wyoming

Katrina Pauly (2012) assistant account executive, Weber Shandwick

Molly Pichler (2012) inside sales account executive, Minnesota Wild

Jennifer Regenscheid (2010) leadership team, CorePower Yoga

Leah Renter (2011) online communications specialist and social media analyst, Anytime Fitness

Bridget Rissmann (2011) communications specialist, Lund Food Holdings, Inc.

Brooke Roberts (2012) director of global marketing, ProfitSee

Barbara Rod (2010) social media and marketing specialist, GoLite, Durango, CO

Nick Rudie (2008) advertising copywriter, OLSON

Heather Rule (2008) reporter, Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Hayley Schnell (2013) copywriter, Snap Fitness 24/7

Marissa Schafer (2009) student, Miami Ad School

Ross Schreck (2013), production assistant, Fox Sports North, WI

Salley Schrieber (2011) marketing coordinator, RBC Wealth Management

Ryan Shaver (2012) reporter, KIMT-TV, Mason City, IA

Jessica Simonton (2008) account manager, Ideas that Kick/HartungKemp

Alexander Skjong (2009) content editor, Forbes Travel Guides, Atlanta

Kathryn Slater (2006) consumer experience manager, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN

Rosa Smith (2014) news producer, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis

Jessica Snell (2010) public relations manager, Haberman Media & Marketing

Katherine Souba (2012) communications analyst, UnitedHealth Group

Grant Spanier (2013) host, 10,000 Hours Podcast, LESS, St. Paul

Kelsey Stehlik (2011) associate communications manager, General Mills, Golden Valley

Caitlin Stepaniak (2010) assistant account executive, Periscope

Jake Swansson (2012), videographer, Minnesota Golf Association

Will Stark (2011) associate experience architect, Periscope  

Marcy Stech (2007) national press secretary, Emily’s List

Ashley Stewart (2012) reporter, Owatonna People’s Press

Courtney Szews (2012) senior project manager, Nina Hale Search Engine Marketing

Miles Trump (2011) sports editor, Waseca County News

Meredith Voltin (2008) marketing specialist, Manhattan Toy, Minneapolis

Chelsea Votel (2010) project management specialist, Ergodyne

Carlie Waibel (2011) deputy communications director, Minnesota DFL

Jacob Wakem (2012) MA student, student affairs, Kansas State University

Alfonso Wenker (2009) director of diversity, equity, & inclusion, MN Council on Foundations

Kristina Wenzel (2008) doctoral candidate & graduate instructor, University of Missouri-Columbia

Michael Wilcox (2008) implementation and training consultant, Tessitura Network

Alexandra Wolf (2011) account manager, Insight Global

Melinda Wurpts (2013) marketing associate, Crystal D