Professional Writing Brochure November 2013 - Page 7

n Caitlin BELUE Research Analyst at Kroll Advisory Solutions Washington, D.C. Caitlin Belue is a 2010 Professional Writing graduate who works at Kroll Advisory Solutions in the due diligence department, which researches company backgrounds and individuals as a safeguard for clients. She is responsible for researching accounts and adverse information within various legal documents. Belue believes that the research experience she has acquired in her position will aid her in future endeavors. Belue describes her work as “the kind of thing that takes a lot of practice to get good at.” Kristen BYERS Web Developer at the New York City Campaign Finance Board New York, New York Kristen Byers graduated from the Professional Writing program in 2008, concentrating in both digital and technical writing and editing and publishing. She now lives in New York City where she works as a web developer for the New York City Campaign Finance Board. She is currently working to redesign the board’s entire website. Byers believes that networking is one of the most important tools for securing a job after graduation: “I didn’t really understand the value of networking while I was still in school; it was only after graduation that I learned how important it really is. Get to know others in the PW community during your time at MSU … you never know when one of them will be able to help you out.”