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Alumni Profile: Emily Corson

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Emily Corson graduated with an MA in Media & Public Communication in 2019. 

Emily Corson

What is your current position and what do you love about it?

My current position is Senior Membership Recruitment Specialist at the Girl Scouts of Colorado. A major part of my role is going out into the community and igniting interest among girls to join the Girl Scout program. I love being able to talk with families who are both new and familiar with the history of Girl Scouts. It feels really impactful to know that I help open the door to unique and empowering opportunities for the next generation of change makers.

How did your Master's degree and the networks you developed as a student prepare you for what you are doing now?

I started my master's program knowing I wanted to work in nonprofits, and was initially attracted to how practical the course work was. I have been able to directly apply what I learned in class to what I'm doing now. Because of the skills I developed, I was able to excel very quickly into a manager role. The MFJS program helped me create a toolkit of skills that I could carry with me after graduation, like organization, time management, and critical thinking. Communication is such a crucial part of any job, but the empathy, perspectives, and lessons provided by DU gave me a level up. My professors were supportive of my specific interests and were always willing to connect me to an opportunity, person, or organization that was in-line with my career goals. 

What was your favorite thing about your graduate experience at the University of Denver?

I LOVED my cohort! I don't think I would have thrived like I did without the friends and colleagues I met during my program. It's very powerful to be surrounded by so many passionate, thoughtful, and hardworking people - it was definitely a highlight of my time in the program. 

What advice do you have for prospective students who are thinking about getting a Master's degree in Media & Public Communication at DU?

I got my master's in Media and Public Communication, and I don't regret it at all. My advice is, don’t be afraid to make the program your own. If you’re unsure if it’s the right fit, shadow a class and talk to students currently in the program. My cohort had people from all different backgrounds, industries, and educational paths, so don’t feel like you have to come from a certain field to start in this program. I came from a background in Sociology and felt the program complimented it extremely well!