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Alumni Spotlight

Read about this month’s Communication and Media Alumni Spotlight. Alumni were asked to share how their Communication and Media major has influenced their path after graduating from the University of Michigan.

May 2020

Julia Dixon

BA Communication Studies; Screen Arts and Cultures '18

Hometown: Troy, MI

Affiliations: Greek Life, Dance Marathon, Michigan Association of Communications Studies

"My Communication Studies classes during my time at Michigan helped me discover my passion for both media and production. I am especially grateful that I was able to experience the field first hand during the mini-internship program I participated in through the department. I spent a weekend in New York City as a production runner for Michigan alum Tracy Wolfson, sportscaster at CBS Sports, for the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden. My time with the sportscasters and production teams allowed me to explore the fast-paced environment of a live program. The connections I made during the weekend also shaped my career after graduation. I was fortunate enough to receive an offer at CBS and a fellowship invitation from a media agency, where I am currently working. Without this generous opportunity I was given by the Communications department, I wouldn't be where I am today!"