Tam

 

Communications Coordinator
Year Started at JMU: 2012
nguyendx@jmu.edu
Contact Info
Pronouns:
He/Him/His

I bring our University Career Center team's ideas to life via creative and informative content, graphic designs (check out Instagram @jmucareer), websites, newsletters, pretty much any forms of marketing and communication.

Some of my favorite work include the Career Duke Dogs stickers (even animated versions on GIPHY), T-shirts, tote bags, the introduction of our email newsletter called "JMU Career News", and of course our JMU Instagram Takeover!

My UCC Media Team (huge shoutout to Rose, Alex, Olivia, and Rafael) helps me on a daily basis with an endless amount of creative work: graphics, photography, videography, social media management, website maintenance, etc.

My Career Journey
  • 2012 - Started my journey as an undergrad at JMU, some of my involvement & work included:
    • LINKer at CGE-ISSS
    • Graphic design student assistant for CMSS
    • President of the International Student Association
  • 2016 - Graduated from JMU with a BBA degree in Finance
  • 2017 - After less than a year working at a bank, realized that I strongly dislike finance jobs
  • 2017 - Back to school, tried to pursue accounting and hopefully become a CPA
  • 2018 - After more than a year of studying accounting, realized that I am not good enough at accouting, no matter how hard I tried
  • 2019 - Began my official journey as a grad student at JMU: got accepted into the MBA Innovation program at JMU
  • 2020 - Turning point in my professional/personal pursuit of career happinesss: I decided that I would only pursue career paths in marketing/communication/creative content and
    • prepared my creative portfolio
    • shifted the focus of my resume to highlight my experience in graphic design and marketing
    • earned my MBA Innovation degree
    • registered to learn Digital Marketing Strategy at Harvard University
  • 2021 - Officially joined the University Career Center team as the Marketing and Communication Coordinator!
More About Me

Three words that best describe me:

  • Give
  • Create
  • Love

Some fun facts about me:

  • I love Bruno Mars
  • I cannot live a day without coffee
  • I really enjoy playing and watching both basketball and soccer
  • My personal goal of doing my job at UCC really really well is to make sure that no current/future students shall go throught the rough path that I went through: graduate with a degree that you are not passionate about and learn that you don't like the potential career paths/options limited by that degree.

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