Some of our most successful alumni share their Emerson experiences and career advice.
Ketan Deshpande , '11
Graduate student in Integrated Marketing Communication
Ketan Deshpande is a graduate student in the Integrated Marketing Communication program.
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, editor
A 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.
Melissa Ly , BS'11, MS '13
Speech-Language Pathologist, Pediatric Therapy Network
My clinical placements during grad school were amazing, as each one taught me a different skill set and has shaped who I am as a clinician today.
Melissa Zabala , MS '05
Speech-language pathologist, Mount Auburn Hospital
Emerson boasts of a challenging and rigorous academic program for CSD students, which leads to developing strong interpersonal and clinical skills through internships and coursework.
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 Studies
Rachel Freedman is an undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies.