Exploring Careers in Communications and Marketing

Click “Register” for the Zoom link! 

If you’re curious or want to learn more about communications and marketing as a career field, this webinar is for you! DU Graduate Career Advisor Megan Pritchett, M.S. will have a conversation with professionals in these industries to discuss:

  • How to get your first position in communications and marketing
  • The importance of networking and how to build effective connections
  • Other important skills needed, resume and interviewing tips, and more!
  • Q&A – bring your questions!

Confirmed Panelists:

Maria Kuntz (MA, International and Intercultural Communication)

  • Maria is a dynamic collaborator with extensive experience designing strategic communications and marketing plans, creating multimedia content, and building partnerships across complex networks. She has over 10 years of inclusive communications and marketing experience in nonprofit and higher education organizations. Prior to becoming the Director of Storytelling and Communications for CU Boulder Advancement, she worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions Marketing and Inclusive Communications in CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and in progressively responsible communications and marketing roles at the University of Denver (DU) for eight years. She is also on faculty for the master’s in professional communication program at University College. Before transitioning into higher education she worked in nonprofit development and programming. Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in French, international studies and theatre from Loyola University Chicago and her master’s degree in international and intercultural communication from the University of Denver and was a Fulbright Scholar in Greece from 2006-2007.

Victoria O’Malley, Ed.D.

  • Victoria O’Malley is a senior marketing leader within continuing and online education working to ensure brand promises align with student experiences. She serves as the senior director of marketing and communications for University College, the college of continuing and professional studies at the University of Denver, and has enjoyed teaching marketing and communication courses as an adjunct faculty member since 2012. She is a freelance marketing consultant helping non-profits, businesses, and higher education institutions make data-driven decisions and tell compelling stories. Prior to working in higher education, Victoria served in the creative department of a B2B company and helped launch their social media strategy when Facebook and Twitter emerged as impactful business communication tools. Victoria recently completed her doctorate and published her dissertation, “Promises to Keep: How Institutional Brand Aligns with Adult Learner Experiences,” through Northeastern University. You can learn more about Victoria on LinkedIn or on her website at www.victoriaomalley.com.

Rachel Grate

  • Rachel is the Head of Brand Marketing & Consumer Strategy at Tiqets and currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (North Holland). She is a performance-driven brand marketing leader who puts the customer at the heart of every story, knows that inspired teams drive great work, and believes that creativity thrives best when supported by clear organization and efficient processes. She has global expertise managing diverse B2C and B2B teams from around the world, especially developing numerous new marketing programs and functions from scratch. From forming the partner marketing program at Eventbrite and scaling it to work on demand generation campaigns with the best tech companies around (including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Grammarly, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, and Square, to name a few), to growing the Tiqets brand marketing team from two to eight with new functions and increased focus. She thrives while testing and iterating on new strategies to find the next big lever of growth for the business. She’s also an expert in demand generation, SEO, and content marketing, and storytelling is my passion — her side hustle is a murder mystery novel!

– – – – – – – – – 

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact (name, email, phone optional). Please make your request no later than 48 hours prior to the event. (Note: without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide the reasonable accommodations requested.)

Add to your Calendar: Add to Google CalendarAdd to Outlook / Download ICS