Professional Writing Brochure November 2013 - Page 17

Chris BELL Digital Account Manager at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Detroit, Michigan 2008 graduate Chris Bell currently works as a digital account manager at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, an advertising agency in Detroit. There, Bell works on the agency’s Chevrolet account to maintain client relationships as well as coordinate and execute content generation for Chevy.com. Bell says the Professional Writing program taught him how to create clear and succinct writing, an essential skill for a job in which he needs to communicate efficiently and clearly. Bell has a deeper connection with Professional Writing than most; not only did he ?nd his current job through the help of the PW network, but he also met his wife in the program. One of Bell’s favorite memories is Dr. Laura Julier’s grammar and style course because it was both the ?rst class he had with his now-wife and when he really began to feel a sense of community within the major. On the importance of networking “One person that you vaguely know may give you a shot.” After completing the PW undergrad program, Bell decided to complete MSU’s MA in digital rhetoric. From there, he found his current position through an e-mail presenting a job opportunity that was sent to the program by another graduate. He encourages Professional Writing students to not be afraid to network because, as he found out, “one person that you vaguely know may give you a shot.” Follow Chris on Twitter @belltweets