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BYU Grads Apply Comms Degrees to Exposing Swindlers and Managing Websites

Two School of Communications Alums turn to the Savior while pursuing careers

Comms Journalism Alum: Kaitlyn Bancroft

A month before she graduated in 2019, Bancroft landed an internship with the Denver Post. Three weeks before her internship ended, Bancroft was offered a job in St. George working for The Spectrum & Daily News. Although the process of going from one job to the next was often stressful, Bancroft was fortunate to always find work. Since starting her position in St. George, Bancroft has worked on countless stories, and one of her favorites included a report on a swindler. “I did a big investigative piece on this information we got from a lawyer about a local accountant who was swindling people’s money,” said Bancroft. “I had to become a mini expert on things I had never thought about before. I still get emails from people thanking me for warning them about him.” Comms Studies Alum: Vanessa Aparicio After graduating from BYU in the spring of 2020, Vanessa Aparicio was planning to study abroad before jumping into the job search. However, her plans were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of ending her four years of college with a trip to Europe, she found herself racing to find a job with little success.

“At one point I felt like I had wasted four years of my life. I had worked so hard to go to school and graduate,” said Aparicio. “So not only was my family unable to watch me get my diploma because of COVID-19, but I also didn’t have a job.” Read the full article on comms.byu.edu.

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