Paige Moomey

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A Change For the Better

Paige Moomey, a 23-year-old from St. Louis, Mo., transferred to Loyola University Chicago at the beginning of her junior year. She referred to her transfer from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. as, “One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Always interested in Chicago, Moomey said she heard good things about the school and her visit to campus sealed the deal.

“I was told they really took care of their students finding jobs after college,” Moomey said. “It was a beautiful campus and I loved that there was a downtown campus and a city campus, so you really got the best of both worlds. I just thought the Ad/PR opportunities were just better than in Kansas City.”

Moomey says her transition to Loyola was quick and painless, barely noticing it at all.

“It was great, I loved it,” Moomey said. “I mean, I had no trouble and I did well academically, so I guess it went really well.

As an advertising/public relations major, Moomey had to do an internship for credit, something she anticipated as being more daunting than it actually turned out.

“One of the advisors for the internship program sends out emails and it makes it so much easier than I thought it would be,” Moomey said. “As we got the emails I realized, ‘some of these are really cool,’ and I ended up learning a lot.”

Moomey took an internship at V. Mora, a company located in Chicago’s Ukranian Village that is dedicated to helping aspiring fashion designers get their lines up and running. She says her internship experience made a huge difference once she entered the working world.

“Afterwards I wasn’t completely satisfied with [the internship] and then now that I’m working, I see that it helped me more than I realized,” Moomey said. “I don’t know, sometimes you have to do the nitty-gritty stuff.”

Moomey was hired shortly after she graduated in May 2012 and is now V. Mora’s marketing communications manager.

“I maintain all of the social media for the company and some clients,” Moomey said. “I design and create all our marketing materials . . . I’m actually in the process of rebranding everything. It’s honestly different every single day.”

Moomey is thankful for the important lessons Loyola taught her to become successful in the communications world.

Describing her opinion of Loyola in one phrase or sentence, Moomey said, “Incredibly supportive.”

BY SOFIA CARLSON