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Alumna Shares Faith as Producer at Ascension Press

(Pictured: JPCatholic grad Maria Mitchell with Fr. Mike Schmitz on the set of an Ascension Press “Caffeinated Conversation” video). Name: Maria Mitchell Position: Producer at Ascension Press Year of Graduation: 2013 Degree: MBA in Film Producing   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the producer for our YouTube channel, Ascension …

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JPCatholic Europe Trip 2017

This spring break a bunch of our students went on JPCatholic’s annual Europe Trip to England, Ireland, and Italy. Check out the video for highlights from their trip! Thanks to student Brigitta Sanchez O’Brien for helping out with shooting and editing the video! Song credit: “Wild and Free” by Gemini

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Untucked Workwear: Disrupting the Fashion Industry

— By Hannah Dorss — Since graduating from John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2011, Colleen Monroe has kept busy pursuing a career in entertainment and fashion. In New York City, she began in costume design on HBO’s award-winning show Boardwalk Empire and then eventually moved out to L.A. to continue working in the design field for projects with Warner …

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JPCatholic President Named Business Leader of the Year

— By Hannah Dorss — Since its founding in 2003, John Paul the Great Catholic University has been receiving more and more recognition every year as it grows and starts taking its place in the local community. Every year, classes full of students graduate and move on to work in various industries. Both while the students are in school and …

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The Art of Creating Commercials: Advice from a JPCatholic Alum

Name: James R. Compton, Jr. (pictured on the left) Position: Social Media Manager of Content Production Degree:  2014 Degree: MBA in Film Production Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? As Social Media Manager of Content Production at ELCO Chevrolet-Cadillac. I manage the social media pages and produce, direct, and write narrative …

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Vatican Releases Online Questionnaire for Youth

(By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire — available in English, Spanish, French and Italian — can be …

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Integrating Story & Business: Alumni Company Spotlight

(Pictured: The Zen Garden team filming a documentary in the Dominican Republic, set to be released in December.) — By Hannah Dorss — People will pay to have their stories told. Alex and Christiana Lash at Zen Garden Productions realized that fundamental truth early on in their college career at John Paul the Great Catholic University, and have been employed …

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Working Out Our Salvation

Catholic Fitness Training: M.A. in Biblical Theology Student and Trainer By Hannah Dorss Jordan Friske, a current theology student at JPCatholic, isn’t waiting until he’s graduated to start ministering to Catholics; his passions are Theology of the Body, the unity of body and soul, the Catholic faith, and working out. Over the past year, Jordan has been translating his passions …

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

Position: Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group Year of Graduation: 2010 Major/Emphasis: Business, entrepreneurship Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? In a very broad sense, my job is to build a framework that coordinates the line of products created (called a “range”) and sold by the Adidas Group around the world.  I …

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Learning the Ins and Outs of Alcon Entertainment

  (Pictured: Alcon Entertainment’s new film, Blade Runner 2049, which will be released October 6, 2017). The following is a reflection from JPCatholic student Rachel Wostenberg, on her internship at Alcon Entertainment. How did you secure your internship?  When the internship search began I contacted Prof. Chris Riley, my screenwriting professor.  He gave me the email of his friend Ryan Dornbush …