Friends of Communication Alumni Blog

A new chapter for Friends

Written by René Robers  (Communication BA ’08) I once heard a leader say that when you want someone to run a 4-minute mile, you don’t chase them – you give them something to run to. Four years ago, Dr. Depoe approached… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Inclusion in a Global Company

Written by Maria Rolling (Communication BA ’12) In December 2017 my company, Jacobs (a global engineering and construction firm), acquired CH2M bringing our company headcount to 77,000 in over 400 offices across the world. Our CEO made it clear that… Continue Reading →

Five values for success – a reflection by Outstanding Alumni Award recipient, Steve Rosfeld

Written by Steve Rosfeld (Communication BA ’04) Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And… Continue Reading →

Alumni Reflections – Department of Communication Scholarship Recipients

  I was lucky enough to receive the Rudolph F. And Kathleen S. Verderber Challenge Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. This scholarship allowed me the opportunity not only to support my academic pursuits, but supported me while on a… Continue Reading →

Making the most of mentorships: an interview with Michelle Altenau

Written by Michelle Altenau (Communication BA ‘07, Communication MA ‘09, Juris Doctor ‘12) Q: How did you get involved with mentoring? A: I’ve been mentoring students for quite a while, seven students so far. I have had the wonderful opportunity to… Continue Reading →

Ten tips to create a podcast to help your company gain credibility

Written by Kevin Must (Communication BA ’12) Recently, I took over as Marketing Manager for an international software company with a large market share in Europe, plus an office in Cincinnati with clients and prospects across the U.S. With few… Continue Reading →

UC Communication alumnae Yasmin Chilton shares how her experience has led to her current role as Public Affairs Aide for Mayor John Cranley

Written by Yasmin Chilton (Communication BA ’14  | Communication MA ’15) It is hard to believe I haven’t been a student in a classroom for over two years. Trust me when I say, time.truly.flies. I’ll be honest and share that… Continue Reading →

Five tips for building your network and creating meaningful interactions

Written by Alyssa Wallen (Communication BA ‘15)   The New Year is upon us and many of us have resolutions and expectations as we enter 2018. Have you started planning for the next level in your career, but don’t know… Continue Reading →

Building More Than Community – A Recap of the Communication Department’s Appalachian Project

Written by Katie Thieman (Communication undergraduate student) “I’m going on a spring break trip for my Intercultural Communication class.” Many hear that and think of distant places like Mexico or Africa; however, for this class we traveled to Kentucky. It… Continue Reading →

Taking My Communication Degree Abroad: A Bearcat in Barcelona

Written by Abbey Klever (Communication BA 16, Communication MA 17) When I transferred to the University of Cincinnati I discovered a new-found love for the field of Communication and the Department of Communication at UC immediately felt like home. Something… Continue Reading →

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