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大众传播专家, Katie has devoted the majority of her career to helping veterans and service members successfully assimilate to civilian society. Her work in federal public affairs has made an impact that has reached as far as Congress, 白宫, national media and has even been featured on the global stage.

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  • 你如何描述CMU? 有影响力,有趣,有挑战性,令人满意

一种使命

Katie translated her degree in mass communication from CMU to a niche specialty contracting for the federal government. 她为白宫写简报. 为国会准备指令. 为联合国提供咨询.S. 国防部. And traveled the world while working on programs to help military personnel transition back to civilian life. 

So how did Katie go from growing up in Grand Junction to working on government contracts in D.C.? Her career was first kick-started in college, where CMU’s community network connected her to a position in law enforcement communications her freshman year. 当时, she was majoring in mass communication while also taking criminal justice classes (including an underwater crime scene investigation class that she says was so fascinating, 这句话一直伴随着她到今天。. 对于凯蒂, the experience was pivotal; she discovered a true calling for governance communications that, 在她意识到之前, had her packing her bags and moving to Washington, D.C. 毕业后的一周.

CMU的特殊之处有很多. They make every student feel seen and heard. You feel like a part of the family when you are on that campus. CMU为你提供了一个家庭——一个Mavily.

CMU教会了我什么

  1. Take advantage of every opportunity you’re offered

  2. 如何掌握公众演讲

  3. How to apply knowledge in real-world settings

  4. 更大并不意味着更好

我的建议

不要害怕参与其中. Some of the key things that led up to the successes in my career was by participating in events and getting involved.

创造机遇

当我们和凯蒂谈话时, she was fresh from her move to Arizona after a seven-year run in the ever-competitive, 然而令人兴奋的环境.C. Throughout her time in the capital, Katie largely specialized in federal communications. 从为U承包.S. Army communications to working in Public Affairs for the Naval Medical Research Center, where her communications work for the Navy’s Phage Therapy — a solution for antibiotic resistance — was BuzzFeed精选 and TEDx, Katie reveled in the dynamism and complexity of her many assignments. 

但她最喜欢的是她的专业? The unexpected nature of her day-to-day work, 永远不知道任务在哪里, 项目或合同会引导她. This became especially true when she began working on the Transition Assistance Program, which is a Congress-mandated program focused on better transitioning military personnel to civilian life. First contracting through the 国防部 before moving to her current role at Powell Strategies, Katie’s traveled the world to support the transition of those in military service globally.

快进到今天, Katie’s current communications position is still focused on preparing America's veterans, service members and their spouses for meaningful careers by providing them with employment resources and expertise, protecting their rights and promoting their opportunities. 通过她的工作, she frequently dictates briefs for Congressional hearings and interacts with some of the most influential leaders shaping the legislation and policies that impact millions of lives nation-wide — a role Katie says CMU prepared her for well, 给她个人指导, tools and confidence to command a room and unapologetically own her abilities.

文章发表于2023年1月

I loved the professors 卡内基梅隆大学 and had some great mentors during my time. I couldn’t have gotten that if I went to a larger university. CMU offers this really special, unique attention to the students that go there.

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