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Becky Kurtz

Internal & Executive Communications Manager at Dell EMC
Communication Studies, B.A. '14
... My eyes were opened to the power of Christ — I learned so much.

How did your program at Biola prepare you for your career?

I'm one of those people who believes that their degree plays an integral role in their career. The courses that I took as a communication studies major helped immensely as I started working at a large company leading communication programs immediately after graduation. Specifically, I love how Biola's communication studies department offered courses in organizational communication, which I believe to be the most important course I took during my time there. As a woman who has begun to make her way in the corporate industry, I owe a lot of what I came in knowing about organizational culture, interpersonal communications, and leadership to my education at Biola University.

What did you appreciate most about your time at Biola?

I loved attending Biola because there were a lot of opportunities for leadership - I was one of the founders of the Adventure Club, was hired in the advancement office and was an SOS leader. I also appreciated the community so much because it was something that I was missing at the school I attended prior to transferring to Biola.

How did Biola equip you to be a more faithful follower of Jesus Christ?

When I attended Biola it was the first time that I had ever done a deep dive into the Word. By doing this, my eyes were opened to the power of Christ - I learned so much. Being around so many other like-minded individuals also was a huge encouragement in my faith.

What advice would you give to students considering your degree program?

Do not take the broadness of this degree program for granted - there are so many ways that you can use your communication studies degree after graduation!