Virtual Comm Career Day

by Department of Communication

Online Webinar

Sat, Apr 24, 2021

1 PM – 3:15 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Now in its 13th year, Career Day is an annual professional development event for UCSB Communication students, featuring a career advice panel, alumni-student networking and a departmental news update. This year's theme: Transitions.
Communication Career Day
Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Via Zoom
1:00-1:30 Welcome and Introductions
     Departmental Update - Norah Dunbar
     Alumni Council Update - Alexandra Platt
1:30-2:00 - Career Panel - Moderated by Eric Zackrison
Jamie Morgan  Head of Technical Recruiting at Cruise
Takako Suzuki – Statistician/Data Scientist at Neustar
Diana Nguyen – Learning and Development Program Specialist at Apeel Sciences
2:00-3:15 Alumni/Student Networking
3:15 Closing Remarks


Eric Zackrison - Moderator's profile photo

Eric Zackrison - Moderator

Takako Suzuki - Panelist's profile photo

Takako Suzuki - Panelist

Statistician/Data Scientist


Takako graduated from UCSB with Communication Honors in three years and soon after that, she went to graduate school at UC Irvine for a year and finished with a M.S in Business Analytics with a concentration in Data Science. Currently, she is working at Neustar, Inc as a Data Analyst/Statistician.

Diana Nguyen - Panelist's profile photo

Diana Nguyen - Panelist

Learning and Development Program Specialist


Diana graduated UCSB with a degree in Communication and certification in Technology Management in 2018. She is currently a Learning & Development Program Specialist at Apeel Sciences. Diana leads the strategy and execution of the company’s New Hire Orientation program. In addition, she works to implement training programs to support individual and organizational learning needs.

Jamie Morgan - Panelist's profile photo

Jamie Morgan - Panelist

Head of Technical Recruiting


Jamie received her B.A. with a major in Communication and a minor in English at UCSB. She also holds a M.A. in Organizational Management.  She has been working in talent acquisition for 20 years and specializes in building teams and in candidate generation strategy.  Her background in recruiting for technology and infrastructure roles spans both Fortune 100 companies, as well as small organizations.

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