Mike oversees strategic communications, marketing/outreach, media relations and technology functions for the Center for Career Development. This includes developing communications, publications and presentations for internal and external audiences, as well as managing branding efforts, graphic design and digital media. He also manages the center’s technology functions including systems, staff and budget.
Liaison to: Office of Communications
I enjoy: Activities where I can create or transform physical objects, since the majority of my work time is spent dealing in concepts and intangible products. Lately this has manifested itself in cooking and brewing beer.
My first job after graduation: An entry level corporate marketing position for an organization that I interned at during college. I started off mainly analyzing spreadsheets of data in the comfy confines of a cubicle, but through some hard work and serendipity, my role expanded and the job took me many places near and far from the video shoots in the garages of auto repair facilities to an interview with a falconer at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland.
I wish more students knew more about: The fact there are no prerequisites to come to an advising session or event. It may seem strange to come without a particular question or issue you need solved, but often those types of situations can lead the most revelatory experiences. It gives you the opportunity to really start to discover your interests and ways you can explore them, a good practice with far more applications beyond career development.
My favorite way to start my day is: Thirty minutes of uninterrupted time with a cup of coffee and longreads.com.The most interesting place I’ve been is: Where I live at any given time. It’s easy to take our immediate surroundings for granted, but I always try to make a concerted effort to understand more about my community and ingrain myself as best I can.