Radhika Rai: Getting It Done, Getting an Edge, Going International

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Radhika Rai, B.A., Advertising & Marketing, ’05

Radhika Rai is a foodie who moved to Delhi from New York City after having worked at various agencies for six years.  Although she imagined being in the agency business for a long time, she saw growth potential in moving in a slightly different direction.  Radhika says she was interested in pursuing a position in a startup environment when she discovered an opportunity at Zomato, an online restaurant and nightlife guide with the most comprehensive information on restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs across eight countries including India, UK, UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines, Qatar, and South Africa. Continue reading

Prints to benefit Joplin tornado victims

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There is always a way to help.

After seeing the destruction left behind by the tornado that swept through Joplin earlier this month, a handful of the folks at St. Louis-based Moosylvania are putting their talents to use and raising funds for victims. Rachel Hamblin (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2006) is one of those involved.

“Moose is the kind of place where if you have an idea and the energy, we’ll push you and give you support and let you fly,” Hamblin told the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch.

Moosylvania’s idea? Design and produce 16 original prints devoted to Joplin, sell the prints and send the profits to Southwest Missouri. The artwork already has been available online for a week and 200 prints have already been sold. Prints are $25 each and can be viewed and purchased through PayPal.

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Just Landed: Tran Le Ngoc Bich (Lana) ’08

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Tran Le Ngoc Bich (Lana) (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2008) works as a copywriter at Lowe Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

SCAN: How did you find out about the job you have?

Lana Tran: I wanted to start my days in the advertising industry in a creative department. Therefore, I Googled for the names of creative directors and sent out my CV to them asking for a job.

SCAN: How did you prepare for the interview?

LT: I wrote down questions and answers about what I need in my future career, what I can contribute and what I want to learn while working in their office.

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Crystal Ramey ’07 Joins Kwame Building Group as Marketing Coordinator

Crystal Ramey1Crystal Ramey (BA, Public Relations, 2007) has joined Kwame Building Group, a St. Louis-based construction management firm, as marketing coordinator.

Ramey is responsible for creating and coordinating marketing, advertising, public relations and Kwame Foundation projects.

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Just Landed: Shayna Robinson ’08

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Shayna Robinson (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2008) works as a marketing and programming coordinator at FOX Sports Midwest in St. Louis.

SCAN: How did you find out about the job you have?

Shayna Robinson: The position was posted on the Black Enterprise Web site.

SCAN: How did you prepare for the interview?

SR: I made sure my portfolio was updated and neatly packaged. I did a little research on FOX Entertainment and its many different divisions. I thought of some questions I might be asked and my responses. I made sure they did not sound scripted. I just wanted to be prepared, professional and confident.

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Attention Ad Grads: Student Conference Looking for Pros

aafThe American Advertising Federation Student Conference 2009 is looking for panelists for its professional development panel, “Making the Transition from College to Corporate.”

The conference will be Oct. 15-16 at the downtown Sheraton in St. Louis. It draws students from across the country looking to network with leaders in the advertising, marketing and communications industries.

If you are interested, e-mail a brief bio and contact information to education@aaf.org.

Kelly Jackson Named Director of Marketing at EDM Incorporated

kellyjacksonThe St. Louis-based EDM Incorporated has named Kelly R. Jackson (BA, Media Communications, 2000) as its new Director of Marketing.

Jackson’s key responsibilities include overseeing the engineering firm’s business development and marketing efforts, with a focus on generating new business for the company as well managing marketing and public relations initiatives.

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Bonham Named Director of Marketing Comm. for Unigroup

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Jennifer Bonham has been named director of marketing communications for UniGroup Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, and other transportation-related companies. She’s a double graduate of the School of Communications with a BA in Journalism (1997) and a MA in Media Communications (2004).

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Just Landed: Maeve Connor ’08

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Maeve Connor (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2008) works as a copywriter for the Schupp Company in St. Louis.

 SCAN: How did you find out about the job you have?
Maeve Connor: The position was posted on the St. Louis Ad Club Web site. 

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Just Landed: Amanda Sang ’06

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SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Amanda Sang (BA, Advertising and Marketing Communications, 2006) works as an advertising design manager at ALIVE magazine in St. Louis.

› Click here for design work by Sang.

SCAN: How did you find out about the job you have?

Amanda Sang: I found out about ALIVE while working as a receptionist at Salon Dacota in college. The salon ran a few ads with ALIVE and I knew I needed to complete an internship for college credit. I went to alivemag.com and checked for internship opportunities and a contact person.

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