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Future of MACS

With any program, its ultimate goal is to grow and evolve. This is no different for the MACS program. In the video below, Dr. Kassing talks about where he sees the program going and evolving.

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PhD Programs

After one completes the MACS program, there are several options one can do. Travel, go to work, or continue their education with a PhD program. In today’s video, Dr. Kassing talks about PhD options, mentoring, and what previous students have done in the past.

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Student Profile: Nathan Levinsky

The idea of communication as advocacy is what drew Nathan Levinsky to the MACS program. Having received his undergrad in political science from Arizona State, Levinsky was working for a non-profit organization when he applied to the program. Since then, Levinsky has worked with various organizations across Arizona, including the Arizona Democratic Party as a field organizer.

Graduating in May 2011, Levinsky hopes to continue to work with similar organizations and programs in the community. He sits down with MACS to talk about advocacy, professors in the program, and his experiences so far in the program.

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Student Profile: Janeen Rohovit

After working several years in the community, Janeen Rohovit wanted to further her education. When researching graduate programs, Rohovit choose the MACS program because of its emphasis in advocacy. This will be a major component of Rohovit’s applied project when she works with the Barret College to develop a program that would bridge graduates to the work force, but also teach them about advocacy within a corporation.

In the video below, Rohovit talks about why she came back to school, her take on advocacy, and divulges deeper into her applied project.

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Student Profile: Lauren Proper

Lauren Proper’s love of writing and communications led her to the MACS program. Receiving her B.A. in Print Journalism, B.A.  in English with a concentration in creative writing,minor in Spanish and a Graduate of Barrett Honors College, Proper’s interests in communications goes beyond what she learned in a classroom.

“Communication is the essence of civil society; it’s what separates from animals, cavemen, etc.  And I truly believe that effective communication can bridge any gap, whether written, verbal or even signified. I am interested in how we can use communication to promote peace and understanding and advocate for others,” said Proper via email.

Proper currently works as a legal assistant, and will be graduating in May 2011. Proper sat down with MACS to talk about her interests in communications, advocacy, and the program.

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Professor Profile: Dr.Wise

The last of our professor profiles is MACS professor Dr. Greg Wise. After receiving both his Masters and Ph.D from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Wise became a part of the MACS program in 1999. While his Ph.D work is in speech communications, Dr.Wise’s current research focuses on topics ranging from new media, popular culture, and globalization. According to his Arizona State Profile, Dr. Wise is currently working on, “a manuscript examining the cultural dimensions of new mobile communication and computing technologies.”

In the video below, Dr. Wise talks about his experiences in MACS, the role of advocacy in media, and why he continues to think of himself as a student.

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Student Profile: Jennifer Murillo Segovia

It took an internship at the Family Advocacy Center for Jennifer Murillo Segovia to know exactly what she wanted to do in the MACS Program.  Receiving her B.S in Criminal Justice and Criminology w/minor in Communications, Segovia’s experiences, as well as her interest in victim advocacy, is the foundation for her applied project. Graduating in May 2011, Segovia defines the MACS’ emphasis as:

“Advocacy can mean so many things to so many people. Whether you are the one doing the advocacy for or fore that person or if someone is advocating for you. Personally, I have looked at advocacy in terms of victim advocacy. So many victims of crimes do not know how, what, where, or when to deal with their victimization. Being an advocate I feel it is my duty to be able to find and make sure victims are getting the resources they need and deserve,” said Segovia via e-mail.

Below, Segovia talks about MACS, her applied projects, as well as her experiences.

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