Profiles

From December 2007 until June 2009, the U.S. was in the middle of what came to be known as The Great Recession, the most severe economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We asked CJC alumni who graduated in the midst of the Great Recession to share their…

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Posted: May 28, 2020

Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging in any circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things further for patients. When Atlanta TV news station CBS46 reporter Melissa Stern, B.S. Telecommunication 2011, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, she turned to writing about her experiences to cope.

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Christine Morrison was in the midst of an online graduate class in social media when her company launched an online challenge to help feed those in need. The skills she learned had immediate application, even before the semester ended.

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Posted: April 30, 2020

In a time of social distancing, the UF College of Journalism and Communications Advisory Councils have stepped up to bring students together and navigate this difficult period of time with the #AllKindsofWeather series of Zoom meetings.

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Posted: April 28, 2020

"In these unprecedented times, you may have to deviate from your long-held career plans, and that sucks. That said, if you can adapt to your circumstances while continuing to learn new skills and accumulate work experience, you’ll be perfectly placed to grab onto the right opportunity when it does come along."

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Posted: April 26, 2020

"The big job search stretch from May – September 2011 was the hardest time of my life. I had succeeded in everything in my life up until that point and this was something that I just couldn’t control."

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Posted: April 15, 2020

Steve Russell: “I never had to work with someone with that type of disability, and he taught me. I never saw him unhappy. He always looked forward to coming to work, and that struck me.”

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Posted: April 8, 2020

Morgan Ginn started a company to build talent and ensure girls have jobs in her ethical fashion and sustainability business.

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Posted: March 3, 2020

By Madison Hindo, Public Relations 2020 When Zack Savitsky was applying to colleges, he was torn between his love for English and science. While he was trying to make a decision, he discovered the science communication community and realized the unique field would allow him to combine his passions. From…

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Posted: January 2, 2020

If you look up the word “entrepreneur” in the dictionary, you just might see a picture of Bre Auberry, B.S. Advertising 2015.

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Posted: December 10, 2019

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Julie Talenfeld, B.S. Journalism 1984 and Hall of Fame 2011, is a self-described news junkie, a successful business owner, a mother and a wife. She was living a dream in 2000, tackling the business world with her first husband at her side. They were hitting…

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Posted: November 21, 2019

“Being a student athlete has helped me grow as an athlete and as a person. Following this, I just know I’m going to be equipped with so many experiences and skills that I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.”

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Posted: November 4, 2019