Marylhurst University

Skip to content »
masthead-department

Jenny Davis

Jenny Davis began by testing the waters with just one public relations class, on her boss's recommendation.

"I already had a bachelor's degree in political science, so I was not interested in pursuing another four-year degree. Plus, I was still working, so I needed night classes in order to fit with my schedule," she said. Marylhurst fit the bill, she said, with its professional certificate program and evening and weekend classes.

In Jenny's first class, "I got the shock of my life," she said. "I was one of only four students. At first, I was intimidated. But in the end, I loved it."

The class was Writing for the Media with instructor Jim Mitchell. "He believed in my talents and was willing to help me improve my skills. My classmates made me feel like I had a support group cheering me on," she said.

New Opportunities

Early in her education, Jenny left her financial services job for a new opportunity – as marketing communications specialist for a Web conferencing company. "My very first week, my boss was embarking on a press tour, and I found myself scheduling photo shoots with media photographers." Jenny soon was given more responsibilities, overseeing all the marketing programs for the company's event services division.

She also took advantage of an internship opportunity on campus, in Marylhurst's Office of Marketing and University Communications, coordinating the development of a reporter resource on the university's website.

At 27 years old, Jenny had more experience and a higher skill level than most of her peers, she said. "Recently, someone told me I was overqualified for a prospective job. That was an amazing confidence builder. I am very excited for the future."

Related News

See All News

Ger Killeen Featured in The Oregonian

Ger Killeen, culture & media faculty, was interviewed by The Oregonian in February 2015 talking about his passions: poetry, Ireland and the natural world.

Calendar

See All Events

July 09, 2015

Toastmasters at Marylhurst

Toastmasters is an internationally recognized forum for improving speaking skills. Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The M...

READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Toastmasters at Marylhurst

Toastmasters is an internationally recognized forum for improving speaking skills. Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The M...

READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Toastmasters at Marylhurst

Toastmasters is an internationally recognized forum for improving speaking skills. Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The M...

READ MORE

Find Us

Want to find us on campus?

fpo-campus-map

> > FIND US ON THE CAMPUS MAP

©2013 Marylhurst University