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Angela Ko (G'14)

Angela Ko (G'14)

Communications Manager

Angela graduated from the English MA program in 2014 and is currently a communications manager at Citigroup in New York City. She also mentors high school students in the Bronx and volunteers with New York Cares.

What was your first job after graduation?
I often used marketing case studies in the classroom to teach my students how to think more critically, and this is how I began to develop an interest in marketing as a career. I moved to NYC after graduation to pursue this interest. I started as a Communications Coordinator at FUSIA Communications, a marketing agency in Brooklyn, where I worked directly with the COO to rebrand the company and expand its community outreach efforts.

How has your experience as an MA student at Syracuse helped you succeed?
Breaking into a field I had no education or experience in was at first a daunting task, but my MA in English helped me move quickly into a new career. I got my first marketing job at FUSIA because of my strong writing background. The company needed a versatile writer for various needs, including press releases, ad copy, web content, and copyediting. After a year at the agency, I was hired as a consultant at Citigroup where I managed email campaigns. Eventually, I moved into my current role where I manage large-scale projects to revamp the company's library of communications. The job entails looking at communications with a critical eye and directing copy changes to agencies, and my writing-intensive studies and my experience teaching writing composition courses have prepared me for success in my professional life.

Angela enjoys going to concerts, cooking for friends, and hosting events for her women's social group.