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The communications industry includes fields such as advertising, Public Relations, Publishing, Media and Broadcasting. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as ESPN, Amazon, Harper Collins, The New York Times and more.

Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.

Communications Career Blog

  • Victoria Freeman '16 graduated from Hamilton with majors in art history and economics. She currently works in the Marketing Operations department at HBO. Freeman details the importance of maintaining the connections made while networking in order to have a successful career.

  • Graham Nielsen ’22 currently works as a digital marketing associate for music at Creed Media in Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked in the fashion, music, and marketing industries and co-founded the clothing brand, Blind Eyes Design. Graham created his own interdisciplinary concentration at Hamilton titled Theory and Practice: Digital Media and Society which combined his interests in digital art, advertising, music, and psychology.

  • Becca Lunt is a senior specialist, external communications at Best Buy. Her focus is Best Buy Health which includes the health and wellness product categories, as well as the active aging and virtual care businesses.

  • Sarah Ostrow graduated from Hamilton in 2018 with a concentration in creative writing. She now works as a content marketer at Faraday in Burlington, Vt.

  • Scott Etkin graduated from Hamilton in 2014 with degrees in comparative literature and government. He currently works as a UX designer at Avanade in New York City.

  • Brandon Raciti graduated from Hamilton in 2019 with degrees in cinema and media studies and creative writing. He was the head prose editor for Red Weather Magazine and directed two short films in his career at Hamilton titled “The Views of My Father Weeping,” and “A Dog’s Funeral.”

  • Ed Muir graduated from Hamilton in 1992 with a concentration in English. After nearly 20 years working in broadcast journalism, he moved across the aisle to the communications world. He now works for Boeing as a communications specialist.

  • Dave Beauboeuf ’14 leads U.S. media and public relations for global sports media group Better Collective. In this role, he manages PR for the Better Collective brand and all of its businesses in the United States. He is also founder of Beau Boeuf Media, a new content company focused on expanding access to, and awareness of, sports careers off of the field.

  • Eva Lynch-Comer '19 holds a B.A. in creative writing from Hamilton College, where she received the John V. A. Weaver Prize in poetry and the Sydna Stern Weiss Essay Prize in women’s studies. Her work has appeared in the Hamilton College publications Grasping Roots and The Spectator. She was a poetry editor of the campus literary journal Red Weather. She traveled abroad in 2018, visiting seven countries, and chronicled her experiences in a travel blog From London with Love. Eva now works in children’s editorial at HarperCollins Publishers.

  • Laurel Symonds launched as a literary agent at The Bent Agency in Fall 2018 after nearly a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She began her career in the editorial department of HarperCollins Children’s Books/Katherine Tegen Books and has also held positions in the marketing department at a small publishing house, in a library, and as a bookseller at one of the nation’s best independent bookstores. As a literary agent, she is seeking children’s fiction and nonfiction. She can also be found online on Twitter and Instagram (@LaurelSymonds).


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