Some of our most successful alumni share their Emerson experiences and career advice.
Kim Swann , 1981
Partner, Executive Producer at Carousel Entertainment Group
Award-winning television producer, production executive, and creative consultant Kim Swann credits Emerson College alumni for helping her find her way.
Laura van den Berg , MFA '08
Writer, teacher, editorA number of experiences at Emerson helped shape my writing: the teachers I worked with, the connections I formed with my peers, the support and camaraderie, the wealth of opportunities available in Boston and its rich literary culture.
Lisa Gregorian , '83, MA '86
Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group
There's a lot of us in the business. You can't escape Emersonians.
Matt Labov , 1990
Labov says the days he spent earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson College helped him establish a strong work ethic, something he has relied on throughout his career as a publicist.
Matthew Salesses , MFA '10
WriterEditing Redivider, the graduate literary journal, was one of the highlights of Emerson for me. Getting a look at the other side of publishing was really helpful to my writing, and gave me the chance to meet some great writers and people.
Paul Ryan , '11
Graduate student in Publishing & Writing
Paul Ryan describes his experience as a graduate student in Publishing and Writing in the Writing, Literature and Publishing program.
Rachel Freedman , '12
Undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary StudiesRachel Freedman is an undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Raj Sharma , '83
Managing Director of Investments/private wealth advisor, Merrill LynchBe a continuous learning machine. The best thing you can do is add to your knowledge in several dimensions.
Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook , '76
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, International Religious Freedom, Former Emerson Trustee
Stay focused and never lose your dream. Dreams don't have an expiration date.
Samantha Sussman , '11
Graduate student in Communication DisordersSamantha Sussman shares her experience as a graduate student in the Communication Disorders program.