Profiles

Rahn knew she was meant to write, to be a Florida Gator, and to move to New York after graduating. She had to get there. And she did.

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Posted: September 14, 2020

CJC alumnus Michael Monahan shares how COVID-19 has affected operations and culture at his Orlando-based integrated marketing agency.

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Posted: September 2, 2020

A smart, savvy businessman with enough energy to light up his hometown of Atlanta, Roy Broderick Jr., B.S. Telecommunication 2012, is changing the way businesses see and market to Black and LGBTQIA communities, all while connecting with University of Florida alumni and helping guide the next generation.

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Posted: August 31, 2020

“Find your niche and stay there.” Kamelya Hinson,clearly remembers those words from a professor when she was a Telecommunication major at CJC. And that’s exactly what she did.

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Posted: August 27, 2020

Julissa Calderon’s journey from the University of Florida to being cast in a Netflix series was not one without its hurdles. A Dominican born in New York and raised in Miami, Julissa gravitated toward the arts throughout her school years, but when she got to high school and college she decided to shift away from them. 

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Posted: August 21, 2020

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