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New York University was named the best school for media professionals by LinkedIn, in large part because of the success of MCC graduates. Our alumni work for such places as Viacom, Buzzfeed, Ogilvy & Mather, Google, Simon and Schuster, ESPN, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, The New York Times, Capitol Music Group, the United Nations, The BBC, The World Bank, Nielsen, Condé Nast, among many others. Alumni who continue on an academic trajectory are admitted to top graduate programs.

We encourage alumni to join the MCC Alumni Network, designed to foster a community of alumni who share their ideas and talents with one another by sustaining ongoing conversations and creating meaningful connections.

Alumni engage with current students through the MCC Alumni Mentor Program to guide, shape, inform, and demystify how to establish and advance one's career. Alumni volunteers can opt-in to the Mentor Program when they join the MCC Alumni Network.  

For those seeking employment or a career transition, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development provides NYU alumni with their career and job-search needs—for life. 

Alumni Snapshots

Matthew Powers (PhD 2013)

Matthew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington-Seattle. His dissertation "Humanity's Publics: NGOs, Journalism and the International Public Sphere" examined reporting roles assumed by international NGOs as legacy media outlets cut their foreign news budgets, and received the Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies award from the International Communication Association. 

Stephanie Llamas (MA 2013)

Stephanie is VP of Strategy for SuperData Research, a market insights firm specializing in digital video games and playable media. There she designs and oversees all research methods, which conducts more than 20 studies a year. Her MA thesis examined alternative media, video games, and community cohesion. 

Jess Matthews (MA 2014)

Previously she worked as the Social Media Manager for the First Lady of New York City and as a Social Media Strategist for The New York Times, where she managed the social presence of T Brand Studio, the custom content division of The Times' advertising department.

Jordan Cohen (BS 2011)

Jordan is the Senior Director of Communications for The New York Timeswhere he's been since graduating from MCC. Jordan works closely with newsroom staff and engagement editors to actively promote The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and T Magazine to further build and engage with The Times' robust audience. 

Claire Knebl (BS 2013)

Claire is Director of Marketing at Ritual. Previously, Claire served as Senior Manager of Marketing for Glossier. Claire joined Glossier from Teen Vogue where she was a Fashion News Assistant. Claire began interning at Teen Vogue as an MCC freshman, later interning at Vogue and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Xiaochang Li (PhD 2017)

Xiaochang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Her teaching and research interests include the history of computing and information systems, AI and algorithmic culture, speech and language technology, and software/platform studies. Before joining Stanford, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Brown, Modern Culture and Media 
UC-Berkeley, Performance 
UCLA, Cinema and Media
University of Chicago, Cinema and Media
Columbia, Communications; Sociology
Cornell, Communication
Duke, Law; Literature
Harvard Law School
Howard University, Communication and Culture
McGill, Media Studies; Art History
University of Michigan, Screen Arts and Cultures
University of Pennsylvania, Law; Communication
Rutgers, Communication Information
Stanford University, Communication
University of Southern California, Communication
University of Texas-Austin, Media Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Communication
Yale, American Studies

American University in Paris
University of California, Berkeley
Carleton University
Cornell University
City University London
Fordham University
George Mason University 
Hunter College (CUNY)
University of Michigan
The New School
Princeton University
Rutgers University
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Temple University
University of London, Goldsmiths
University of New Mexico
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin

Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard 
Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Law, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Microsoft Research New England
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Society of Fellows, University of Michigan
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology
Rice University in Technology, Culture, and Society