Alumni Updates: 2001-2005
Excerpts from some notes we received from the response to the 2002 call for info. We need some updates!
Corinne Gorskey, '02
As many of you know I accepted a job with Newell Rubbermaid in their Calphalon division doing sales and marketing in Philadelphia, PA. I have found a wonderful place in the Philly suburbs and am excited to be starting a new chapter in my life, but am terribly nervous about being so far away from the people who have influenced and changed my life in so many ways. . . It's amazing to think that I only graduated from College a month ago, I feel like I'm 21 going on 40 with all of the changes that are happening right now. . . I hope that we can all keep in touch through e-mail and letters. I would like to hear what is going on in all of your lives. I'm sure I will have plenty of horror stories to share with all of you regarding my first couple of weeks in the business world. Let's hope I picked the right major. :)
Dan Asleson '01 (email@example.com) About three days after I graduated in Spring '01 I caught a flight to Europe so that I could "experience the world." After a couple weeks of world travel, I returned to the warm midwestern town of Macomb, IL to start my job as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. I have since spent my time fundraising, coordinating activities, and telling "booger" jokes to hundreds of attentive second graders. All of those public speaking classes definitely paid off. I can keep an audience of grade-schoolers spellbound for hours and hours.
CMC is still my favorite class at Augie. I also think that Business and Professional Speaking should be required for Business Majors, although I realize that you probably don't control that department. Maybe you could make a strong suggestion to those business people down in Sorenson.
Megan Blair, '01
I wanted to thank you because I recently landed a job as a Human Resources Coordinator for a Fortune 500 company called Square D/Schneider Electric. It is an awesome company and I can honestly say I love my job. The confidence I gained through the Communications program at Augustana and the encouragement from professors, such as yourself, has really helped me to be where I am today.
Tim Harrison, '01
How's life back at Augie? My summer has been jam packed! I went down to Atlanta, GA for training with Newell Rubbermaid. I was chosen by the Eldon division (they make office products, including the Rolodex, letter trays and file totes) to travel across the West Coast in an event marketing campaign called the Office Challenge. My partner and I are visiting local businesses with a local market manager, trying to get the Eldon brand name out in the eyes of the public, as well as selling products to the end user. The Office Challenge is a contest as to who can organize a portable cubicle the fastest using our office products. We travel around the west coast in a Ford V-10 Excursion visiting west coast cities including: Salt Lake City, Los Angelas, Boise, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Jose, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Orange County and San Diego.