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ALUMNI

To our network of 1,500+ alumni and friends - our relationship doesn't end at graduation. We'll continue providing content to support you throughout your career.

CONGRATULATIONS Graduates

At WVU Marketing Communications, we are proud of the global alumni network we have built through our online programs. With more than 1,500 graduates to-date between the programs, our network is not only strong, but it consists of passionate members of the Mountaineer family.

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WVU Marketing Communications Network

The WVU Marketing Communications Network is available exclusively to current students, alumni and faculty of the WVU IMC, Data and Digital online master's programs. The Network features an updated weekly job board and discussion forum, allows participants to manage a profile and provides a directory for students, alumni and faculty to connect. We also offer free resume reviews and virtual mock interviews with industry leaders.

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Attend Integrate (Currently Online)

Integrate focuses on the latest trends shaping the fast-evolving marketing communications industry. Speakers cover emerging subjects like data-driven marketing decision-making or how virtual reality changes the ways we can engage target audiences. They give us an inside look at some of the industry-shifting campaigns that have changed how we feel about brands. Fuel your creativity, make connections, empower your team and learn new skills ... virtually.

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Alumni on the Move

Amanda Sains

Head of Marketing
Joolies Organic Medjool Dates

Amanda Sains is the head of marketing at Joolies Organic Medjool Dates in Venice, CA. She launched the brand at the trade show Natural Products Expo West in 2019 with only packaging prototypes and a stand-out booth design. Now, about a year and a half later this July, the brand is distributed nationally in over 1,500 doors with many different products including Dates and Date Syrups and flavors.

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Career Support



Career Support Resources

Here's a collection of career support resources from some of our industry leaders, and we'll continue providing content to support you throughout your career. Get the job that fuels your passion and puts your professional prowess to work.

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Become a Mentor

Reopening October 2020, the WVU Marketing Communications mentorship programs will be looking for mentors to volunteer their time and expertise to help guide students through academic and professional pursuits.

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Alumni Lifelong Learning Program

Continue to Grow In Our Evolving Industry After Graduation

Our industry is in a constant state of evolution and the educational needs of our alumni don't always end with a diploma. To ensure career-spanning value for our alumni, graduates of the Data, Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications master's degree programs at WVU can return after graduation to complete additional classes at a reduced rate to keep their skills sharp or earn additional credentials making them even more competitive as their careers progress.

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Integrate Online: COVID-19 effect on NCAA-20

With the challenges of COVID-19, how do collegiate sports continue to promote their brand while pivoting to virtual options? Now more than ever, marketers are needed to be agile, keep fans engaged and keep the traditions alive. Join special guests Jenn Cartmille, Director of Marketing, Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Eric SanInocencio, Associate Commissioner of Strategic Digital Media, Atlantic Coast Conference, moderated by Bill Nevin, Assistant Vice President of Communications for the WVU Foundation as they discuss how NCAA-20 has been affected by COVID-19.

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Feeling Stuck? 4 Irrefutable Truths for Advancing Your PR Career

It’s a competitive field – no doubt about it. Beyond just growing your network, creating a job search (or professional development) strategy and being an excellent communicator, what tried-and-true skills will help you be highly successful in a PR career?

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How Podcasting Took Me From Marketer to CEO

Lindsay Tjepkema is a 2016 alum of the WVU IMC master's program and has spent nearly twenty years in B2B marketing. In 2018, as the VP of Brand and Content at a global enterprise SaaS company, she launched a podcast as part of the brand's integrated marketing strategy. That podcast would not only make a big impact on the brand, but would forever change the trajectory of Lindsay's career.

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Give to WVU

The Integrated Marketing Communications & Data Marketing Communications Scholarship Fund is a scholarship established in 2017 that was specifically designed for graduate students in the WVU Reed College of Media's IMC, Data and Digital programs. Every dollar donated goes directly towards scholarships for deserving students.

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