February 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Futures in English Symposium, Feb. 3

College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week, Jan. 30 to FEb. 3, 2017, Work It! Build Your Bobcat Network. Jumpstart Your Career. With photo of Rufus holding "Free Business Cards" sign.

English students are invited to the Futures in English Symposium on Friday, Feb. 3.

Students can choose a panel time. Pizza is served in between.

English Department Alumni Jobs Panel Session #1
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., Faculty Commons in Alden Library

12:35 to 1:10 p.m.  — Avalanche Pizza served for Lunch

English Department Alumni Jobs Panel Session #2 (same speakers)
  • 1:10 to 1:55 p.m., Faculty Commons in Alden Library

About the Panelists

Matthew Bemer

Matthew Bemer

Matthew Bemer ’13

Bemer is a New York City-based journalist and audience engagement editor at MONEY, a personal finance magazine and website owned by Time Inc. Connect with him on LinkedIn. See what he’s written lately. Follow him on Twitter.

Bemer started his career as an intern at Babcox Media, an Akron, Ohio-based automotive publishing company, in January 2013. Within a year he was promoted twice, to assistant editor of Motorcycle & Powersports News in March, and again in December to associate editor of Tire Review & Fleet Equipment. In June 2015, he left Babcox to join MONEY as audience engagement editor, where he manages the brand’s social media team. In that role, he helped lead MONEY’s editorial strategy, including major franchises like Best Places to Live and Best Colleges, social video and Facebook Live.

He graduated from the Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences with a B.A. in English, Literature in 2013. As a student, he worked as a resident assistant in Gamertsfelder Hall, served as public relations director and social media manager at the All-Campus Radio Network (ACRN), and interned at Alternative Press.

Candace Boeninger

Candace Boeninger

Candace Boeninger

Boeninger is Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Ohio University. Connect with her on LinkedIn. Follow her on Twitter.

Since her appointment in 2011, Boeninger has led the office through a period of extraordinary change, expanding the portfolio of audiences served, implementing new technologies, and developing new strategies to achieve enrollment goals. In that same period, the university has experienced continuous significant growth, enrolling the largest, best-qualified, most diverse classes in the institution’s history.

She is actively involved in several professional organizations and has presented at state, regional, and national meetings. She serves as president of the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling and as chair of the Ohio Public Universities Admissions Council.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish with secondary education certification at Samford University (AL) and a master’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining OHIO in 2002, she worked for a software firm in the construction materials industry.

Brittney Carden

Brittney Carden

Brittney Carden ’11

Carden is the Marketing and Events Manager at St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Cincinnati. Connect with her on LinkedIn. Like her on Facebook.

She began her career as a marketing intern for the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), a local non-profit charged with revitalizing downtown Cincinnati. After receiving several promotions, Carden found herself responsible for promoting hundreds of annual events for two of Cincinnati’s premier civic spaces. She was also tasked with working with various city officials and neighborhood stakeholders to raise awareness about ongoing community-based development efforts.

Fast forward to 2016, she now works for St. Joseph Orphanage, Cincinnati’s oldest and most historic social service agency.

Carden graduated with bachelor’s degree in English in 2011. As a student, she worked as a resident assistant in Bryan Hall and was (probably) O’Betty’s best customer.

Maria Elena Iannarino

Maria Elena Iannarino

Maria Elena Iannarino ’07

Iannarino is an Associate Creative Director at Resource/Ammirati, an IBM company, in Columbus.

Iannarino began her career as a copywriter more than seven years ago and has had the privilege of creating on behalf of brands like Purina Cat Chow, Kraft-Heinz, P&G haircare, Sherwin-Williams and more. View her portfolio, which includes California Pizza Kitchen and Herbal Essences.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2007. Her fondest memories of Athens include being a grill cook at the Oasis, drinking iced coffees in Ellis Hall, and walking along the bike path of a hot summer day.

College of Arts & Career & Networking Week, Jan. 30 to Feb. 3

The College of Arts & Sciences’ first-ever career and networking event is designed especially for students majoring in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week is Jan. 30 to Feb. 3.

Build a Network | Get Free Business Cards

A highlight is student and alumni networking day on Thursday, Feb. 2, with alumni career panels in the afternoon followed by an Alumni & Student Networking Reception, where Arts & Sciences students and alumni come together for a networking lab with how-to instruction for one-to-one student and alumni networking.

College of Arts & Sciences students can change their lives by building a Bobcat network at the reception, which is Thursday, Feb. 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (come for whatever fits your schedule) in Baker Center Ballroom B.

Students who RSVP will receive free business cards when they attend the event. Networking guru Alan J. McMillan of LearnEarnRetire—who specializes in networking for 20 somethings—will provide “networking 101” prompts for students.

  • Get free business cards (students, when they RSVP).

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