After Lewis & Clark
Recent RHMS alumni have gone on to a diverse array of exciting careers. Here are a few examples:
- Account associate at Sterling Communications
- Assistant account executive at Nereus
- Corporate communications associate at First Tech Federal Credit Union
- User experience designer at PayPal
- Senior editor and music editor at the Portland Mercury
- Integrated marketing producer at Fast Company
- Director of communications and public relations at the Tri-City Americans
RHMS alumni also pursue graduate study in a wide variety of fields including:
- Portland State University, MA in Public Administration
- Northwestern University, MA/PhD in Rhetoric and Public Culture
- Hamline University, JD.
Our Alumni Say...
Since graduation in 2009, I’ve been an NBA reporter, news editor and NBA editor for various major publications. I am now an operations strategist for a global leader in sports news, and I use some aspect of my Lewis & Clark media training every single day. There’s no way I could have gotten here without LC.
The ability to research a topic fully and communicate complex themes in an effective way is priceless.
I have found almost everything I do is related to my major in some way, whether it be public speaking, concise writing, or the ability to construct a survey. During my AmeriCorps term of service I found that good public speaking and concise writing were essential to my success.
I am an attorney. We do a lot of writing and critical thinking. The training I received from my communication courses helped prepare me for law school and for the practice of law. I became a much better writer after taking comm classes and writing papers and this helps me on a daily basis.
My job requires me to find advertisers who who would be willing to advertise on podcasts. This requires me to think about the various rhetorics produced not only by other companies but also by the podcasts we represent in order to determine if a company I find would be a good fit if they decided to work with us.
I learned to do deeper analysis of messages, understand audiences, and design concise and impactful rhetoric for persuasion.
My studies in Communication gave me a strong footing towards opening my microbakery - the toolkit from Communication helped me create and distinguish my bakery, from concept to marketing to ultimately selling bread online and at farmers markets.
Calling all RHMS alumni! What have you been up to since graduation? Start an interesting job? Discover a hidden talent? Used your liberal arts experience and degree to better the world? Adopt a cat? We’d love to know!