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Department to host career panel Sept. 29

| September 19, 2016

The image shows pictures and Twitter handles for Summer Daily, Kristofer Karol and Emily Taylor
The image shows pictures and Twitter handles for Summer Daily, Kristofer Karol and Emily Taylor

Are you considering earning a Journalism or Public Relations degree or certificate? Join the Department of Journalism and Public Relations for a career panel from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Campus Center Room 268, to learn how your studies can lead to an exciting, fulfilling career. (For example, did you know you can turn your love of social media into a career?) During the panel, a part of IUPUI’s Fall Career Week, three pros will share their knowledge and answer questions about how they landed their dream jobs and how you can get there too. The following alumni will join us for the panel:

Summer Daily, B.A. in Journalism ‘13
Summer’s first foray into the world of print occurred in 2013 when she worked as a design intern for Indianapolis Monthly. After graduating from IUPUI in 2013 with a degree in journalism, she had an existential crisis and worked for a metal manufacturer, marketing agency, art gallery, and film festival before finally settling down as a freelance writer. Eventually, she ended up back at Indianapolis Monthly where she now edits its special advertising sections and annual Home and Shops publications. She lives downtown and fills her spare time with reading, curating Spotify playlists, being outside, and trying to keep her succulents from dying. Follow her on Twitter @ItsSummerDaily, and email her at

Kristofer Karol, M.A. in Public Relations ‘11
Kristofer Karol is the director of social media strategy for Indiana University, overseeing “big picture” campaigns and direction for the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses, as well as providing guidance to the regional campuses. Previously, he worked in multiple positions at IUPUI, in media relations for Indiana University Health and as a reporter for a small daily newspaper in the Detroit area. He sits on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Indiana Board of Directors and is also on the CASE District V Conference Planning Committee. He lives with his wife, dog, cat and three chickens in Indy’s Fountain Square neighborhood.

Emily Taylor, B.A. in Journalism ‘14
Emily Taylor is the arts editor at NUVO, where she covers everything from visual art to comedy. Before joining the ranks at NUVO, she worked for Indianapolis Monthly and Gannett. You can find her thoughts about Indy scattered throughout the NUVO arts and news sections.