Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Jenny Davis

Jenny Davis began by testing the waters with just one public relations class, on her boss's recommendation.

"I already had a bachelor's degree in political science, so I was not interested in pursuing another four-year degree. Plus, I was still working, so I needed night classes in order to fit with my schedule," she said. Marylhurst fit the bill, she said, with its professional certificate program and evening and weekend classes.

In Jenny's first class, "I got the shock of my life," she said. "I was one of only four students. At first, I was intimidated. But in the end, I loved it."

The class was Writing for the Media with instructor Jim Mitchell. "He believed in my talents and was willing to help me improve my skills. My classmates made me feel like I had a support group cheering me on," she said.

New Opportunities

Early in her education, Jenny left her financial services job for a new opportunity – as marketing communications specialist for a Web conferencing company. "My very first week, my boss was embarking on a press tour, and I found myself scheduling photo shoots with media photographers." Jenny soon was given more responsibilities, overseeing all the marketing programs for the company's event services division.

She also took advantage of an internship opportunity on campus, in Marylhurst's Office of Marketing and University Communications, coordinating the development of a reporter resource on the university's website.

At 27 years old, Jenny had more experience and a higher skill level than most of her peers, she said. "Recently, someone told me I was overqualified for a prospective job. That was an amazing confidence builder. I am very excited for the future."

Related News

See All News

Eileen Mejia Leads Regional Retreat

Eileen Mejia, communication studies faculty, will lead a retreat for Universal Unitarians in Seabeck, Wash., in May 2015.


See All Events

May 27, 2015

Solutions Mediation Community Event

Participate in or observe scripted role-plays. Learn about conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. Today we are proud to host peer-mediat...


May 28, 2015

Toastmasters at Marylhurst

Toastmasters is an internationally recognized forum for improving speaking skills. Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The M...


June 03, 2015

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...


Find Us

Want to find us on campus?



©2013 Marylhurst University