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Miki Hickel

MA Communication - New Media & Marketing, Class of 2016

"I can immediately apply what I learn in the program to my day job."

It has been 11 years since I received my undergraduate degree. After graduation I worked as a graphic designer, and always thought about going back to school, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to study. The longer I worked as a designer for marketing departments, the more I felt like this was what I was meant to do. I'm a designer and a storyteller. When I learned about the online MA in Communication with a concentration in New Media and Marketing, it sounded like the perfect program to get me to where I wanted to be in my career.

I'm currently working full-time as the creative director at a marketing company, and I can immediately apply what I learn in the program to my day job. The ability to pursue this degree anywhere is an added bonus because my partner is in the military, and we move around every couple of years. It's nice to know that when he gets assigned to a new duty station, I won't lose the progress I've made toward my MA. I'm grateful that this program exists, and I'm looking forward to a future with more potential.