DePaul Professional Communication MA Final Project Showcase

DePaul Professional Communication MA Final Project Showcase

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Join DePaul's Professional Communication Program for its Final Project Showcase

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The DePaul University Master’s in Professional Communication graduate program invites you to celebrate with our rising communication leaders as they present their final projects:

Professional Communication Final Project Showcase

Join Linda Rutherford, EVP, People and Communications, and Chief Communications Officer, Southwest Airlines, and fellow top communicators to help celebrate the inaugural class of graduating MA in Professional Communication students! The inaugural cohort hails from top employers, including Alliant Credit Union, CME Group, Co-Op Solutions, Discover, McDonald’s and United Airlines.

During the lively one-hour program, grad students will present snapshots of their real-world projects, which use communication to help solve organizational challenges. For hiring managers and recruiters, this is an opportunity to engage with rising talent. For friends, family and faculty, this is an opportunity to cheer on the graduating cohort. There will be lots of time for questions.

Program Date and Time: Wednesday, August 24, 6-7 PM CT

Agenda

  • 6:00 pm CT - Welcome remarks by interim Dean Lexa Murphy, PhD, followed by an introduction by Matt Ragas, PhD, director, MA in Pro Comm program
  • 6:05 pm CT – Graduation remarks by keynote speaker Linda Rutherford, EVP, People & Communications, and Chief Communications Officer, Southwest Airlines
  • 6:15 pm CT – Breakout rooms (first rotation): Final project mini-presentations
  • 6:35 pm CT – Breakout rooms (second rotation): Final project mini-presentations
  • 7:00 pm CT – Concluding remarks

Special thanks to the final project partner organizations: Future Founders, SHURE Corporation, and S2G Ventures, a Builders Vision team, with Zeno Group.

We hope you can join us for this engaging learning and networking opportunity with our cohort of rising communication leaders. Questions? Email Pro Comm program director Matt Ragas: mragas@depaul.edu

About Our Keynote Speaker: Linda Rutherford

Linda Rutherford is known for creating and leading powerful teams that deliver award-winning communication and employee engagement activities for one of the most beloved brands in the world. Linda Rutherford is the Executive Vice President People & Communications and serves as Chief Communications Officer for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest airline in terms of domestic Customer boardings. She oversees Communication & Outreach, Culture & Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and People, Learning & Development. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1992, she was a journalist in the Dallas area, including working for the Dallas Times Herald, and she began her career with Newsweek magazine in New York. Linda graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is married to Michael, and together they are proud parents to Allison (22), and Matthew (24).

Zoom event Link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/95389698128

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