Here are a few of our recent alumni and information on what they have
been working on since graduating from the Organizational and Multicultural Communication (OMC) graduate program. Their experiences after college go to show the wide range of work to which study in OMC can lead.
Tamara Fuller is a spring 2014 graduate of DePaul University with a MA from the Organizational and Multicultural Communication program. Tamara
currently works in HR at the National Association of Realtors in Chicago. While pursuing her degree, Tamara worked at DePaul in the Office of Student Employment as the student employment administrator, and held internships at the Shedd Aquarium as the staff training and development intern and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an enforcement/investigator intern. Tamara’s professional interests are in employment and labor laws, and organizational management.
Enrique Guerrero graduated from OMC with a focus in training and development. After graduation, Enrique joined the DePaul University’s Transfer Admissions staff as an assistant director. In this role, he uses his interpersonal skills to work with a diverse population of students while in their transfer process. He continues to blend his passion for
student success with training and development in this role.
After four years of studying Communication and Media as an undergraduate at DePaul, Katie realized she wasn’t ready to leave the field of academia. She stayed at DePaul to complete in a combined BA/MA program before entering the workforce. Fortunately, even after completing her master’s degree, she was able to continue learning by pursuing her interests and starting her career at Leo Burnett. As a part of the Learning and Organizational Development team, she is able to directly apply her concentration in training and development to her daily tasks and overall career goals.
Evangeline Semark is the director of communications and engagement at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her MA in
Organizational and Multicultural Communication with a concentration in
Latino Media and Communication in 2014, focusing on her interests in cultural studies, intercultural communication, critical race theory, digital culture and media studies, latina/o studies and whiteness studies. Her graduate experience and master’s thesis research informs her work in school communications and public relations, particularly on how racism and whiteness function in education and in the media, and the possibilities of youth and educators to disrupt and (re)mix these ideological systems.
A proud Double Demon, Julia received her BA in Communication Studies in
2011 and her MA in Multicultural and Organizational Communication in 2013. Julia credits DePaul for her capacity to thrive in dynamic, unconventional environments and in positions that require both emotional intelligence and critical thinking. Her ability to analyze and execute competing projects simultaneously was ignited by DePaul's intimate class sizes and accelerated quarter-system. During graduate school, Julia received her 200 HR Yoga Alliance certification and began teaching for CorePower Yoga. The theory and practical experience she gained in school provided the necessary skills to join CorePower's leadership team and to receive multiple promotions and relocation to San Diego, California. Julia recently joined the acclaimed team at Underground Elephant as the Client Success Manager. Outside the office, Julia relentlessly pursues her passion for health, service, and travel.
Michelle is currently the Corporate Trainer at Addison Group, a national search firm with 17 offices nationwide and over 500 employees. Her role focuses on creating new professional development programs that address the
dynamic and ever-changing needs of the employment industry. She is also
an adjunct instructor in the College of Communication, teaching ORGC 201, Business and Professional Communication. Prior to joining Addison Group, Michelle was at a global consulting firm in a hybrid sales and training role. She graduated with her BA in Communication and Culture† in 2008 and then went back to school while working full-time to earn her MA in Multicultural and Organizational Communication graduating in 2012. Her experiences at DePaul have helped to create a solid network of connections within Chicago and a framework for thinking critically from a communications perspective.
† The Communication Studies program was previously known as the Communication and Culture program.