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      Rebecca Nembhard '15

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      Rebecca Nembhard

      Nembhard, a 2015 communication studies graduate, works as a marketing specialist at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

      When Rebecca Nembhard '15 came back to Widener University recently as a panelist for the Careers and Communication Studies Professional Panel, she had plenty to share about how Widener helped launch her career.

      Nembhard, who majored in communication studies at Widener and lives in Philadelphia, now works as a marketing specialist at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. She manages marketing and advertising campaigns, designs flyers, advertisements and mailings, and edits the bi-annual Choices magazine.

      "I felt extremely prepared going into the workforce with my degree," Nembhard said. "The communication studies program was super hands on and helpful – teaching me the skills and knowledge I needed to conduct myself in a work environment. With the help from advisors, I was able to snag amazing internships and gain real-life experience. Now, I use every piece of knowledge I learned in school, at work."

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      Professional Panel

      Nembhard was one of many panelists who participated in a Widener University Careers and Communication Studies Professional Panel hosted by Associate Professor Angie Corbo's event planning class.

      In December, Nembhard participated in a panel discussion hosted by Associate Professor Angie Corbo's event planning class. The panel included a range of Widener alumni from a video production technician at Dow Chemical to a graphic designer at Sound of Tristate.

      Nembhard said her advice to current Widener students, whether they are communication studies majors or otherwise, is to never doubt yourself.

      "Don't let a job description discourage you from applying, or thinking you are not good enough," she said. "Invest and believe in yourself, or no one else will."

      When not working Nembhard enjoys watching documentaries. She also still keeps in touch with her sorority sisters from Phi Sigma Sigma.

      "They were and still are my biggest cheerleaders," Nembhard said. "From our sisterhood events to philanthropic causes, it was great to always have a constant support system no matter the time of day or what you were doing."

      Alumni Corner in What's Up @ Widener is a new feature to focus on young alumni successes. Nominations can be sent to Jessica Reyes at jmreyes@widener.edu.


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