WRD Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Humpal

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight is on Patrick Humpal. Patrick graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in WRD and minors in Catholic Studies and Public Law & Political Thought. Outside of the classroom, Patrick participated in many service, faith, and social justice organizations at DePaul such as Catholic Campus Ministries, the Vincentian Community Service Office, and The Office of Mission and Values. He is currently serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Santiago, Chile. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? In December I arrived in Santiago, Chile to begin my service with the

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WRD Student Spotlight: Maddy Johnson

WRD recently caught up with Maddy Johnson, a current student in the BA/MA in WRD program. She started working at Zacks Investment Research as an intern and is now a full-time content curator/stock news reporter. Her main work duties include covering the trendiest or high-profile financial news stories of the day as well as creating informational reports that range from upcoming IPOs to the current oil crisis. She also manages the intern team at Zacks, editing and revising their work throughout the day. In this article, Maddy shares more about her current position and how WRD has impacted her career.

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WRD Student Spotlight: Emily Power

Today’s student spotlight features current WRD major Emily Power. This past summer, Emily received a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant from DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to work on a reading project connected to her interest in TESOL. Below, she tells about her research experience and discusses how the WRD program influenced her research process. Give us a brief overview of the project you were working on. I was working on a research project in which I explored different opinions on the spread of English. The four research questions I asked as I went into the project were as

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WoRDing It Your Way with Mitchell Goins and Joseph Klein

We recently spoke with Mitchell Goins and Joseph Klein, both alumni of the MA in WRD program who now work at Triton College, a two-year community college in River Grove, IL. At Triton, Mitchell serves as assistant director of ESL programs, and Joseph works as a faculty member in the English department. We’re happy they took the time to share a little about their experiences! Describe your career and research interests as you were going through the MA in WRD program. How did you customize the program to meet your needs? Mitchell: I initially came to DePaul to pursue the Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Maureen Clancy

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight is on Maureen Clancy, a 2013 graduate of the BA in WRD program. She currently works as a Project Manager at a global executive search firm. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? After graduating, I worked as a paralegal at a boutique estate planning law firm for just over a year. My work dealt heavily with the composition and monitoring of very important legal documents, some that spanned back through generations of families! Precision was key; I certainly learned how to pay close attention to the details. While I certainly became

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Tim McElroy

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight features Tim McElroy, a 2015 graduate of the BA in WRD program. He currently works as a writer for a digital marketing firm in Chicago, Illinois. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? I’ve been working at a digital marketing firm in Fulton Market, located in the West Loop. As a writer in this setting, I’ve been working a wide range of various jobs within my company . PR, press releases, ghostwriting, copywriting, editing – the list goes on and on. It has been an incredibly satisfying and unpredictable journey;

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Brendan Bergen

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight features New Media Studies graduate Brendan Bergen. He currently works in Athletic Communications at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? After graduating, I accepted a position in Athletic Communications at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. In my role I serve as our department lead for website/digital content and social media strategy, while also performing a traditional public relations role for our sports teams on campus. One of my favorite parts about the job is directing our “BarrackX” social media internship program. Essentially, I get to teach a group

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News and Updates from MA Alumni and Faculty

  Here’s some news on what our MA in WRD and MA in NMS graduates and faculty have been up to in the last five months… NMS Alumni Daisy Franco (2012) began a new job in May as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the City Colleges of Chicago. Kim Galovich (2014) recently started a position at Digital Marketing for RXBAR, a Chicago start-up company that sells natural protein bars. She handles email marketing and online advertising and manages website content. Mike Garabedian (2015) has a new position as an Account Coordinator at Fishman Public Relations in Chicago and Northbrook,

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WRD Alumni Spotlight: Allison Guntz

This week, the WRD Alumni Spotlight features Allison Guntz. Allison graduated in 2015 with Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Media and WRD. At DePaul, she worked as a tutor for the Office of Multicultural Student Success’s Study Jams program and was involved in University Ministry and the Office of Mission and Values. She is currently participating in a year of service program, through which she works for a food pantry in Chicago. What have you been doing professionally since you earned your degree? I graduated in June, and in August I began work for a year of service program in

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Alumni Spotlight: Colin Sato

In this latest alumni spotlight, BA in WRD alumnus Colin Sato shares about his experiences as a high school math teacher. What have you been doing professionally or since you earned your degree? About 8 hours after I turned in my last final, I was on a plane to Tulsa to begin training with Teach for America to be a high school math teacher. I’ve been teaching mathematics to the students at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa ever since. Since then, I have taught every math class offered at the school: algebra 1 and 2, geometry, pre-calc, and AP

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