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You’re A Marquette Grad — Now What?


Presenters include Meghan Arnold, Comm '02, Marketing Manager, Adobe; Nick Brescia, Arts '06, Privacy Attorney, Walgreen Company; Jacqueline Hackmon, Arts '16, Product Development Leader, James Hardie Products. Moderated by Sheena Quinn, Comm ’04, Public Relations Director, Chicago White Sox.

Congratulations, Marquette Class of 2020! You've worked hard to earn your Marquette degree! Now, perhaps you're embarking on the career path you envisioned or mulling about what's next. Along the way, you're adjusting to life after Marquette beyond responsibilities related to work.

Join your classmates to hear from Marquette alumni regarding career insights, how to build your Marquette network, professional development, balancing work and personal time, and more.

More about this session

Meghan Arnold, Comm '02, creates customer engagement through communication, content and community outreach. She especially enjoys engaging and further developing customers from communities of which she’s already a part – when she can connect the dots of an extensive network, make the right introductions, get a diverse group of awesome people to the table and enable cool ideas with an execution plan.

Currently a marketing manager with Adobe, she loves getting people excited about using fonts in their creative projects. Although she has worked in the type and design industries for over nine years, she’s held past marketing and communications roles in public transit, professional association management and online job boards.

She is enthusiastic about the powerful combination of new technologies and old-fashioned word-of-mouth, both professionally and personally, to make the world a better place myself and to inspire others to do the same. She strives to be involved in her community as well. She has mentored in Marquette Mentors since the program's inception in 2013, recently served as board president of Walk San Francisco, and actively volunteers with many organizations.

Nick Brescia, Arts ’06, received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Marquette in 2006 with an Honors Certificate. He received his J.D. with a certificate in health law from St. Louis University School of Law in 2010. He served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year between college and law school and has worked in a variety of legal settings including a non-profit legal advocacy organization, a small law firm, an academic medical center, a judge’s chambers, a federal agency, and a Fortune 20 company.

Currently he is an information privacy attorney at Walgreens headquarters in Deerfield, Ill. In this role, he serves as an information privacy subject matter legal expert advising Walgreens business units on information privacy legal and compliance risks. His daily work focuses on partnering with Walgreens business representatives and other Walgreens attorneys to address information privacy legal issues that arise when devising and implementing the business’ programs and legal agreements.

Jacqueline Hackmon, Arts ’16, is a product development leader at James Hardie Products in Chicago. Other professional experience includes serving as associate product manager at Brady Corporation in Milwaukee and as a consultant at CBI in Raleigh, North Carolina. Following her Marquette undergraduate education, she earned her Master of Science degree from the Wake Forest University School of Business.

Sheena Quinn, Comm ’04, (moderator) is the senior director of public relations for the Chicago White Sox. In her role, she oversees the organization’s public relations efforts, annual fan convention called SoxFest and multicultural community outreach. 

Prior to joining the White Sox in 2014, she spent nearly 11 years at Public Communication Inc., a national integrated communications agency, where she spearheaded media and special event campaigns for a variety of entertainment, museum and sports programs, including Shedd Aquarium, the Arena Football League and KeyLime Cove. She contributed to several campaigns, including the opening of Six Flags Great America’s Hurricane Harbor in Gurnee, Ill., a campaign that broke the park’s pre-season and season ticket sales record; the Chicago Rush’s Arena Bowl Championship celebration efforts; and the multiple PRSA Silver Anvil Award-winning program to save the nonprofit community health center, Howard Brown Health Center.  

She graduated cum laude from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s Degree in communications and public relations. She is involved with the Publicity Club of Chicago, the Marquette Ethnic Alumni Association and participated in the Filipino American History Month celebration in October 2016 at the White House, discussing issues of interest to the Filipino American community with members of the Asian American Pacific Islanders Initiative. 



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