Cool Jobs: Alumni Profiles

Cool Jobs: Alumni Profiles

Cool Jobs is a special feature highlighting undergraduate and graduate alumni with...you got it, cool jobs! These profiles were written by current students. Find out how these successful LMU graduates built careers that took them down pretty amazing paths. 

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Zig Gauthier MBA '98 
Co-Executive Producer, El Rey Digital/El Rey Network

Zig spent 10 years as a television development executive at various networks and studios, including Fox Cable Networks, Fox Television Studios, NBC Universal’s Syfy Channel and the joint Sony/Liberty Media cable network Game Show Network. He is now a freelance producer for El Rey Digital and El Rey Network, a division of Univision. He holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA in political science and an MBA from LMU. More

 

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Ryan Gilmore '08 
Talent Management Program Manager, TOMS

Ryan gradated from LMU in 2008 at the start of the financial crisis. While pondering his future, he decided to enroll in a master's program before shifting his career in a different direction. This led him to his dream job at TOMS. Ryan feels very fortunate to work for a philanthropic company that is making a big impact on the world. More

 

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Cam Kashani MBA '10 
Co-Founder and CEO, COACCEL: The Human Accelerator

Cam graduated from LMU in 2010 with an MBA specializing in entrepreneurship and marketing. She was the co-founder of the Coloft, an innovative co-working space in Los Angeles, and has volunteered as a global facilitator for Startup Weekend since 2010. Over the last few years, she has coached mostly women to a better career and more complete life. "Nobody gets it until they get it. We are supposed to be our own best friend, but we are our own worst enemy. You do not need anything, just yourself." More

 

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Elizabeth Ricci '16
Talent Management Coordinator, Nike

Elizabeth (Lizzy) really cherished her time as a student at LMU and took full advantage of her surroundings. The connections she made and skills she learned got her where she is today - in Portland, Oregon working at her dream company, Nike. In only a year since she's graduated, Lizzy is already making significant growth as a professional. She says that Nike is an amazing company where people come to work with a smile on their face. More

 

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Andrea Shimizu '13 
Recruiter Coordinator, Scopely

After a few years working for the LMU Financial Aid office, Andrea realized a career in higher education was not her path. She wanted to find an industry that was more fast-paced and similar to the companies she learned about in her undergraduate business classes. Through her growing network, she landed an exciting position at Scopely, a next-generation mobile entertainment network founded in 2011. More

 

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Mark Tapanes '10
Key Account Manager, Teamable Software

As most people know, LMU has one of the top Entrepreneurship Programs in the country. Even though Mark was a marketing major, he caught the entrepreneurial bug. He has worked with several startups and even held a position with LinkedIn. Mark's advice for students is to build your resume by participating in as many activities in college as possible. Those connections got him where he is today. More

 

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Nicole Yonan '15
TV Business Affairs & Legal Assistant, Legendary Entertainment

Have you ever wondered how your favorite song gets into a movie or TV show? There are teams of people dedicated to getting licensed approval of information for major entertainment companies. Nicole is one of those people. After graduating from LMU with a degree in business law and marketing, she spent two years as a legal assistant at Fox Cable Networks before jumping over to her new role at Legendary Entertainment. More