Category: Alumni Spotlight

Miata McMichel
Posted on October 20th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog by Emily Turnier

Over the past few months, Miata McMichel, B.A.J. ’15, has been busy perfecting the role of Joanne Jefferson in the Civic Theatre production of the ever-popular musical “Rent” at The Tarkington in Carmel, Ind. We asked McMichel about this incredible experience: 1. Congratulations on your role in “Rent”! How has the production been going? “Thank …

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Posted on June 22nd, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Broadcasting, News Reporting by Emily Turnier

Elizabeth Cotter, B.A.J. ’17, started her career as a television news producer, but recently returned to her alma mater as a communications specialist with IU Studios. Cotter told us about her professional journey so far: 1. What does your job with IU Studios entail? What types of stories do you write? “As a communications specialist, …

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Posted on June 10th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, News Reporting, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

After graduating with his bachelor’s in journalism degree in 2015, James Howell Jr. landed a job as a sports editor at a newspaper. Navigating the pandemic in 2020, he transitioned from print journalism to marketing, and now works in the broadcasting world as a digital content producer at WRTV, Indianapolis’ ABC affiliate. We asked Howell …

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Posted on June 8th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Public Relations Jobs by Emily Turnier

Mikaili Azziz, B.A.J. ’22, graduated in May, and is already working as a PR coordinator at BLASTmedia, a national B2B SaaS public relations agency. In fact, she had been working part-time at the agency even before graduation. We asked Azziz about her full-time job, and her learning experiences while a student at IUPUI:  1. You …

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Posted on April 26th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Brittany Marcus, BAJ ’16, recently landed a new job at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), but on evenings and weekends, she runs Snapsxstyles, a media company that provides event planning, marketing and branding services, and public relations. We asked Marcus about her busy work life and her success after graduation: 1. Why did you decide to …

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Posted on April 21st, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Jennifer Burnham, B.A.J. ’14, is the Managing Editor at the Rio Grande SUN, in Española, New Mexico. Burnham edits copy and creates layouts, manages reporters, and reports and writes stories. We asked Burnham about her cross-country move, and how she landed her job at a small-town newspaper with lots of action: 1. Why did you …

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Posted on March 18th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations has released the fifth installment of its Jim Brown Interview Series. This time, senior Jacob Keith, a public relations student, and alumna Shakkira Harris, a digital reporter at WRTV covering lifestyle and community, spoke about Harris’s love for journalism, her favorite classes and instructors at IUPUI, her top …

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