School of Communications Alumna Michelle Oyola Finds New Career

Michelle OyolaSchool of Communications alumna Michelle Oyola earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 2007. Her first job out of college was working as the web and youth editor at the Washington Missourian, a small town newspaper.

Opportunities to mentor local high school students started her on a journey that ultimately led her From the Newsroom to the Classroom. Read her inspiring story of commitment to helping young students achieve their career aspirations that led her to find a new career in teaching.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communication. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degree programs, 13 minors, and 14 certificates cover the wide array of communication specialties. They are taught by faculty who are theorists, artists, and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are frequently recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.