Feedback from MOCM Graduates
Life is good for me! Not only am I insanely blessed with two boys and a beautiful wife but, business is good. We've had 5 straight months of record breaking sales and things are looking bright for our little 3 year old startup. I'm very interested in anything you publish regarding organizational communication. My studies under your program are what propelled me to where I am today.
"MOCM changed my life. I was a business major for two years, but felt it was not a good fit. When I heard about MOCM I thought, wow, those classes seem to 'fit' me perfectly! After switching majors and attending classes, I knew I had made the right decision for myself and future. I am proud to say that I have a degree in MOCM! Currently, I work in real estate, and everything I learned through the MOCM Major is easily applied in my daily life."
"Hi GL and Kathleen, I miss you guys! Hope you are doing well. I am currently working at the American Cancer Society as an Events Recruiter. Thank you both for all you did to prepare me for the working world. I can't tell you how much it means to be able to feel competent to go into a first job. You both are wonderful."
American Cancer Society
"Kathleen, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help the last two years of my college experience. I am sad to be done with Point Loma but most of all I am sad that I am not going to be learning and talking with Professors like you and GL anymore. I will never forget the advice, memories, and higher education I received from you."
Anthony M. Mangione
"My experience as a MOCM major was awesome because it gave me the foundation I needed to begin my professional career and now I'm ready to take it to the next level and pursue an advanced degree while continuing to serve in my current position."
"Well it's been almost 2 years since graduation and I have yet to check in with my beloved Communication Professors! A few months after graduation I was hired at Vision Event Productions, a corporate event planning company in Rancho Bernardo to be the Event Registration Coordinator. A year ago I was promoted to Registration Manager which is a sub-event manager of the events that we run. This includes designing registration websites, working with corporate clients, and executing onsite registration for anywhere between 100 people to 2,000 people. I recently had the opportunity to provide a "training" course to the rest of the event staff in our office. It went great and was easy and I even had a couple of comments about how they could tell I was a Communication Major! I have also had many opportunities where I have had to use my research capabilities to research the latest and greatest technologies and ways to keep things efficient. Overall, I just wanted to let you know that I have been so excited about applying my major to many different aspects of my job today, and I feel like MOCM was the best fit and prepared me for the event planning world. Hope you two are doing great!
"Your note reminds me that I certainly owe you one of those alum emails (however cliche) thanking the Communications department and more specifically, you for your contributions to my Point Loma experience and success afterwards. Your email caught me in the middle of a great example of how applicable the Management & Organization Comm coursework has been for me. At this very moment I am analyzing the results of a senior citizen survey campaign in our community that I designed and executed. I certainly never thought that after school I would actually want my own copy of SPSS! And I could list a hundred other ways I've benefited from your direction - some of which I'm still realizing. I recognize that although I may not know how to engineer a bridge or perform a surgical procedure, you imparted to us a set of competencies and philosophies that are just as critical and, in fact, prove to be rather indispensable assets (especially in the political arena!). As I prepare to further my career and my education, I do so confident in the foundation poured during my days in your classrooms. Sadly, I have not yet perfected the distinguished Bostonian accent.....
All the best,
Management Analyst, City of Elk Grove
"I seem to remember you telling us the internship class in "communication skills" was the most important thing employers look for...now I know how true that is. Not only did my communication training from Point Loma help get me hired the day after graduation (literally), but my ability to communicate well has gotten me multiple promotions, and now (just over a year out of college) I have gotten to the point where I am on the other side of the table, looking to hire people who can communicate well. I cannot stress how much the PLNU communications program prepared me for joining the workforce and how invaluable it has been to me. Thanks for all the excellent teaching and doing such a great job at leading the internship class, so that I was able to get my foot in the door!
"I just wanted to drop a line and let you know about the progress I have made since graduation. First of all, I would like to thank you for all the extra time you spent answering my questions, whether it be visits to your office or phone calls at 8:59 pm the night before a big project was due. I enjoyed the MOCM major so much, and that was mainly due to your efforts. The communication skills that I learned have been so helpful in the business setting and in all aspects of my life. The many theories we learned were brought to life, and I witness the different forms of management and even different communication styles within my own workplace on a daily basis. I have been able to use the many skills I was taught to better communicate within my environment, and I have been able to further my career because of this. You taught us to strive for perfection and to do everything we do to the best of our ability, and this is what I aim for. I have been able to give senior management ideas about how the office could be structured differently from my education. Thank you for your passion and knowledge of the subject. I always felt assured that you had extremely broad knowledge of whatever subject you were talking about, and the way you presented the information was fun and educational. My experience at PLNU would have been much different had I chosen a different route, and I am more than happy with my choice of Organizational Communication. I think this is the most practical major that PLNU offered, and my career will be better for it.
Countrywide Home Loans
"Now that I have graduated, I wanted to take some time to tell you thank you and let you know how much of an impact you have made on my life. First of all, you run an awesome program. Every aspect you covered in all of my communication classes has been vital in my life whether it be for personal reasons, organizational reasons, or evaluation of others' communication. I am a more confident person and speaker. Your classes and of course you, pushed me way beyond what I thought I had inside of me. You believed in me! Thank you! Looking back you have given me so many tools to use in my career and better yet in my everyday life. Take care and please keep doing what you're doing because you're helping people like me feel like an achiever."
"I just wanted to write and update you on how I was doing. I am working as an Associate in the Acquisitions Division for Burnham Real Estate Services. It is a phenomenal commercial real estate firm that did over $2.1 billion in transactions last year. There are days when I am on the phones and days when I am doing research for trends, cap rates, and overall expertise of the San Diego County commercial real estate sector. I am trying to let God use my gifts to the fullest here. The knowledge I have acquired throughout the Point Loma years is due largely in part to the Organizational Communication major and I thank you for the life skills. Even in this office, people take for granted the understanding of the psychology of the communication process (just a small piece of what I learned). I could talk about it all day, but it wouldn't make any sense to preach it to a man who taught it to me! Talk to you soon.
Burnham Multifamily Services
“I got a job here at CB Richard Ellis. I’m doing a lot of market research, and analysis for Industrial pieces of property. The interview talked a lot about research and COM465 came in pretty handy there! I probably never said this during classes or school, but THANK YOU so much for all of the things you teach in your different classes. I know that’s such a general statement, but there ARE so many things that do apply in the work place I’ve seen already.”
Researcher, Information Management
CB Ellis Richard Ellis, San Diego
I recently accepted a job with JP Morgan Chase in La Jolla, and I know that I would not have had this job, or the ability to be as successful if it were not for the life lessons and educational insight that I received at PLNU.
Erik Erwin (2000)
JP Morgan Chase
“My communication major has assisted me in developing key insights and understanding in my work with people in a variety of organizational settings. The study of communication enables one to engage in a process of life-long learning, involvement, and change management.”
President Robert Brower, Ph.D.
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
(Formerly CEO Nazarene Publishing House)