What are USM graduates doing after graduation?

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Champ Photo Courtesy of Julie Pike/Editor-in-Chief

By Kate Rogers, Community Editor

Drew Masse

Drew Masse – theater major
Masse plans to save for a few years before moving to Los Angeles to begin his acting career. He’ll be working two jobs until then, one as a server at DaVinci’s Italian restaurant and the other as an Ed-Tech working in special education at Lewiston High school. “I have … a whole lotta faith,” he said about his decision to move out west.

Josephine Elder

Josephine Elder – social work major
Elder plans to work two jobs in the area after graduating. The first, an Ed-tech for the preschool at Woodfords Family Services. The second, working per diem at Preble Street, an organization dedicated to providing accessible services to the homeless community of Portland.

Aaron Yerrill

 

Aaron Yerrill – Theater Major
Yerrill is moving out to Dallas, Texas very soon to pursue stage acting with his partner. He has an interview at the Dallas Children’s Theatre box office and another with a company that does costume characters for parties. No matter what happens, he’ll continue auditioning for plays and working on writing his own original works in his spare time.

Ezra Briggs

Ezra Briggs- political science major, minors in history, theater and honors
As well as his major, Briggs is graduating with minors in history, theater and honors. The summer after graduation, Briggs is taking two months and teaching English in Haiti. When he returns he plans to move to Portland and hopes to get an Ed-tech position at the East End Community school. “This is new territory for me, but I’m really excited about it,” Briggs said.

Carlene Orsillo
Carlene Orsillo

 

Carlene Orsillo – communications major
Along with her major, Orsillo also minored in business and public relations. Orsillo is going abroad after graduation, first to Iceland, then to South Africa to complete an internship and participate in a leadership program, and finally to Hawaii. After these adventures, she hopes to travel even more, to Paris for an internship at UNESCO and a job opportunity in China. If all goes well, she hopes to attend the American University in China for Strategic Communications and Public Relations. She looks forward to working on her photography and videography as she travels.

Champ
Photo Courtesy of Julie Pike/Editor-in-Chief

Champ – caninology major
Champ plans to pursue a career in ball catching and hole digging after graduation, as well as continuing his current occupation of being a very good boy. He’s looking towards the future with plenty of optimism, knowing that no matter what happens, there will always be belly rubs.

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