Cool Jobs highlights undergraduate and graduate alumni with...you got it, cool jobs! These profiles were written by 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 
Content Producer/Director/Executive

Zig is a seasoned executive in television, film, branded content, digital content, commercials and other visionary storytelling. He has over 10 years experience 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. Zig holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA in political science and an MBA from LMU. More

 

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Ryan Gilmore '08 
Sales Director, West Coast, AMASS

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. After working as an HR manager at TOMS for almost seven years, Ryan now works as a sales director for a wine & spirits company. More

 

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Cam Kashani, MBA '10 
"Godmother of Silicon Beach"

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
Learning and Development Manager, 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. Lizzy 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 
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Thrive Market

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
Regional VP of Commercial Sales, Salesforce

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
Learning and Development Coordinator, WarnerMedia

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. Since graduating from LMU with a degree in business law and marketing, she's gained experience at Fox Cable Networks, Legendary Entertainment, Warner Bros. and now WarnerMedia. More