“Life After College” Panel to Explore Career Insights – 3 p.m. Thursday

Are you wondering about how to navigate the job market after graduation and as your career evolves? Journalism students are welcome to hear three recent graduates speak about “Life After College” from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in Sage 3420.

These professionals, all 2009 graduates from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Journalism, will discuss their experiences during the last five years. They will discuss what to expect in job interviews, how to get an interview, when to think about changing jobs and when to consider graduate school.

Via a panel format, students may ask about concerns or issues. The event is particularly geared for students graduating soon.

rickvanderzwet_mortarboardThe panelists include:

Craig Bollig – Digital asset management advisor, Widen Enterprises

As a student, Bollig participated in the Bateman campaign and Advertising Club, and also served as president of the Dr. Julie Henderson PRSSA Chapter. He held internships with EAA, Zeppos & Associates, and E-Power Marketing. After graduation, he was hired as a search engine marketing specialist for E-Power Marketing. In 2010, he joined Widen Enterprises, where he consults with companies like Mercury Marine, the Atlanta Falcons and Trek Bicycle, to deploy cloud-based solutions for marketing managers.

Jessica Faris – Account executive, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment

Faris also was active in department groups and events, including the National Student Advertising Competition, PRSSA, SPJ and the Advertising Club, for which she served as secretary. She held various internships, including social media roles with Reeve Student Union. After graduation, she worked at Coalesce Marketing as an account coordinator / social media specialist. She moved to Madison in 2010 to work as an account manager for Florida Communications Media Group. In 2012, she joined Clear Channel Media & Entertainment as an account executive.

Jason Disbrow – Online marketing specialist, Acumium

While at UWO, Disbrow worked in internships with Career Services for graphic design and Clarity Care for marketing. After graduation, he worked as a sales representative for AT&T until landing a position as marketing brand manager for Walnut Hollow in Dodgeville, Wis. He helped launch a new product line, while also engaging in promotional work related to the web, advertising, public relations, social media and SEO marketing. He recently started a new position as online marketing specialist for Acumium.

All journalism students are welcome to attend.


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