Loyola University Chicago


Tanner Walters

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are six members of Loyola’s Class of 2016 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

Tanner Walters

Majors: Advertising/public relations and theatre
Job: Full-time writing intern for Walker Sands Communications in Chicago

Talk a little about your job and what you’ll be doing.
I'll be writing articles, white papers, press releases, and other content with the digital team for tech clients.

How did Loyola prepare you for your job?
I was an intern in Loyola's University Marketing & Communication department for four years, where I learned how to write within the context of marketing and public relations. Studying and performing theatre taught me how to think and solve problems creatively.

Any advice for students who will be graduating next year?
I know everyone says to network, and that can sometimes be difficult. But even just having good relationships with your classmates helps. That person in your group project might be the one that could put in a good word for you at a company, so work hard and treat people well. Also, remember to have fun! Everything will work out in the end.