Alumni Events

November 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Career Corner | English Hosts Career and Alumni Panel, Nov. 17

The English Department hosts a Career and Alumni Panel on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Ellis 112.

The speakers are:

  • Jenni Salamon ’08, coordinator of the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus
  • Bailey Poland ’11, a  creative writing alum who recently published recently a book about online sexual violence
  • Cara Dingus Brook ’02, ’06M President & CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (out of Nelsonville)
  • Kacey Schaum, Assistant Director for the Career and Leadership Development Center for the College of Arts and Sciences

Salamon’s include managing the Ohio History Connection’s newspaper digitization program, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She also serves as a Reference Archivist in the Archives/Library. She has a BA in English from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University, according to the Ohio History Connection website.

Bailey Poland, OHIO alumna and author of 'Haters'

Bailey Poland, OHIO alumna and author of ‘Haters’

Poland published her first book, Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online, with Potomac Press. Cybersexism, stalking, and online bullying and harassment have long captured Poland’s attention and served in part as an impetus for writing Haters. The spate of abuse that takes place on social media platforms prompted Poland to examine these issues more deeply. Poland is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Findlay and, in addition to writing, works as a communications analyst. Poland also dedicates her time to feminist activism, which informs and helped give rise to Haters. (Alum Combats Cybersexism, ‘Rhetoric of Misogyny’)

Cara Dingus Brook

Cara Dingus Brook

Dingus Brook “first discovered community foundations and philanthropy as an intern at the Foundation. As soon as she saw the impact philanthropy could make in creating access to opportunities, she was hooked.Growing up in Lawrence County, Cara often recognized the need for more resources and support. When she became the Foundation’s President and CEO in 2007, Cara understood the role the Foundation could play in bringing more opportunities to the people of Appalachian Ohio,” says the foundation’s website. Dingus Brook studied English for the Honors Tutorial College degree and added a Master of Public Administration from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Kacey Schaum

Kacey Schaum

Schaum coaches students on career and major exploration and works with employers to recruit students for internship opportunities. Additionally, Kacey performs mock interviews and reviews resumes in the Career and Leadership Development Center.

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