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SoC Alumni Shared their Perspectives During Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

The University of Miami Alumni Association recently held its Fall 2022 Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, “Unpacking the Midterm Elections: What's Next?,” featuring several alumni from the School of Communication. SoC alumni Joshua E. Johnson, B.S.C. ’02, Bryan Llenas, B.S.C. ’10, and Javier E. Morgado, B.S.C. ’99, joined Jorge Ramos, M.A. ’96, for a discussion moderated by Katie Phang, J.D. ’00, and hosted by Devang B. Desai, A.B. ’97, J.D. ’03. The lecture centered around the 2022 midterm elections with the panel of notable alumni experts sharing their perspectives and insights [...]

2022-11-28T16:51:38-05:00November 28, 2022|School of Communication|

MMA Meeting: “Careers are not linear”

By Lee Shlomo Allison Blumenfeld, an alumna of the University of Miami and the first president of the Media Management Association (MMA), recently spoke to members of the MMA about her professional growth and transition since graduation, including her current position at Meta. In fact, learning and growth was a significant theme behind this meeting. Blumenfeld graduated from the University in 2014 with a B.S. in Media Management and History. During her time at the University, she first interned in a marketing role at TuneUp Media, a digital music company. [...]

2022-10-18T10:39:25-04:00October 18, 2022|Media Management|

Interactive Media Graduate Student Lands Co-Op at Motorola Solutions

By Bianca De Paz Allie Packard, a School of Communication Interactive Media M.F.A. graduate, recently accepted a User Experience Design Co-Op with Motorola Solutions, where she will be applying her skills on how to use video in multiple facets of public safety. Through her graduate UX courses and as a UX research assistant in the University of Miami’s Interactive Media User Experience Lab (UX), Packard cultivated a passion for the process of design. There, she benefited from working alongside Barbara Millet, director of the UX Lab and assistant professor, who [...]

2021-09-29T10:52:37-04:00September 23, 2021|Interactive Media|

Alumnus Tim Sparks writes and directs HBO film “AMARAICA”

By: Bianca De Paz Master of Fine Arts alumnus, a writer and director of the multiple award-winning film, Tim Sparks, recently worked on his latest full feature, “AMARAICA.” The movie, which takes place in Texas, California, and Mexico, will be streaming on HBO in September 2021. At the time, Sparks created this film due to the U.S. government’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ child separation policy at Mexico's border. Since he is a father and having dealt with this personally in the past with his own undocumented family members, he felt that this was a story that he really connected to.   “As [...]

2021-02-18T13:10:21-05:00February 16, 2021|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

The Career Conversations Series is Back with Alumni Guest Speaker James Dorgan

By: Karina Valdes The Career Conversations Series kicks off the spring semester with alumni guest speaker James Dorgan, B.M. ‘90, vice president of music business affairs & legal at The Walt Disney Company. Hosted by The Stein Family Office of Career Services and Internships at the School of Communication, The Career Conversations Series brings together students and working professionals to network, providing an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn about a variety of careers. The conversation with Dorgan takes place on Wed., Feb. 10, at 1: 30 p.m. [...]

2021-02-03T14:50:32-05:00February 3, 2021|School of Communication|

Lecture Explores the Media’s Role in an Election Year

By: News@TheU Prominent alumni in the media will offer insights into their work during the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series’ virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 8. The media has a profound effect on public opinion in an election year. They also have a great responsibility. Whether reporting on candidates and campaigns, providing a platform for debate and discussion, or educating voters, the media is a critical player during an election year. The Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series will bring together notable University of Miami alumni on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. [...]

2020-10-06T13:42:44-04:00October 6, 2020|School of Communication|

From UM to Sony Music Entertainment: Alumna Shares Her Path to Success

By: Micaela Wenger On Sept. 21, 2020, Michelle Ben-Reuven, a 2015 undergraduate Media Management alumna, shared her insights about her professional journey with the members of the Media Management Association. She chose the University of Miami because she did not want to go too far from home for college. After graduating from UM, she went down many different career paths until she found herself at Sony Music Entertainment. It was only after her internship with Capitol Records that she knew she wanted to work in the music business. Ben-Reuven was [...]

2020-10-05T15:28:36-04:00October 5, 2020|Media Management|

Alumna Pivots from the Pitch to Team Communications

By: Christopher Bared Lauren Markwith played four years with Miami Hurricanes soccer. Now, she is on staff for Inter Miami—one of Major League Soccer’s newest clubs. After playing four seasons as a midfielder on the University of Miami’s soccer team, Lauren Markwith had a difficult time letting go of the sport she loves. Now, after graduating in the summer of 2020, she found her niche in a new position—off the field, but still not too far away from the pitch. As a digital producer for Inter Miami CF, the newly [...]

2020-09-21T10:34:40-04:00September 21, 2020|Broadcast Journalism|