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IABC Creates Student Chapter at University of San Diego

31 May 2013, by Kylie Munoz in Be Heard Blog, IABC/SD News

A good portion of University of San Diego (USD) students are able to acquire job opportunities for after college, but even these fortunate young adults still face many questions. They begin to search for the industry that appeals to them, the particular jobs that are of interest, and the confidence needed to achieve their goals.


University of San Diego

Enter the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

With an arsenal of resources, mentors, opportunities, knowledge, and wisdom, the professionals of the IABC strive to connect with students and provide genuine guidance throughout their professional development. Students of USD have craved for this kind of organization, in which students seeking a career in communications, marketing, or a related field can receive professional guidance from those who have already succeeded.

IABC/San Diego’s Director of Student Outreach Brett Doucette is working with three student leaders to establish a chapter on the USD campus, led by senior Communication Studies major, Jay Muller.


Jay Muller, president of IABC USD Student Chapter

The university chapter will act in diverse capacity to innovate communications networking at college campuses. The student leadership team is tackling officer duties, student government approval, and organization protocol. The chapter will include opportunities for seminars, guest lectures, meet and greets, speed networking, informationals, career fairs, and more.

“My peers and I are eagerly looking forward to our association with the IABC,” said Muller. “The organization offers us professional development and a firm network of communication professionals. In return, we vow to contribute a positive attitude and desire to learn from amongst the most successful in San Diego.”

The acclaimed professor of Communication Studies Larry Williamson, Ph.D. has agreed to advise the student organization. Dr. Williamson began building the Communication Studies department in 1982 and chaired the department from 1985 to 1993.

Those who join the university organization will be amongst the brightest and most ambitious. They are strategic thinkers, investing time and energy now to make the connections that will benefit them come graduation day. They are eager to learn, to experience, and to network. The students who join the University of San Diego Chapter of IABC will represent the top students of the communications disciplines. In reciprocation, active IABC members are not only willing, but also thoroughly excited, to work with these up-and-coming students.

For more information on how to be a part of this experience, email Jay Muller at