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Ann Marie LaFlamme, 2009

  • LaFlamme is an anchor at WXYZ ABC 7 in Detroit. She graduated in 2009, having majored in integrative public relations, journalism, and broadcast and cinematic arts. She lives in Detroit.
  • What advice would you give new graduates?

    Accept help and don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. I wish I could whisper to my 21-year-old self as I walked across the stage to accept my diploma, “You don’t have to be so tough.” We’re meant to live as a community and lean on each other through successes and failures.

  • What about CMU helped you succeed?

    My college professors believed in me, and the university invested in me, providing every opportunity to grow and succeed, and I did. Sure, being on TV is cool, but it’s that spark the CMU community lit inside of me that made me believe I could actually make an impact through my work. When people ask me about CMU, I always say it’s the place where people believed in me and poured love and confidence into me when I had no love and confidence in myself.

  • What has been your biggest accomplishment since graduation?

    Winning my first Emmy!

Kyle Hool

Kyle Hool, ’09

  • Major: Finance
  • His job: Finance manager, special projects, at automaker Cadillac's new world headquarters in New York City
  • What is your fondest memory of CMU?

    Working for Residence Life as a resident assistant and spending countless highly caffeinated hours studying at Grawn. Former classmates would remember me probably as a caffeine addict. It was only on rare occasion you’d catch me without some form of coffee or energy drink in my hand.

  • What has been your coolest moment since graduation?

    Reading about my projects as they become public knowledge in the Wall Street Journal and other media continues to be a surreal experience.

  • What are you proudest of?

    Honestly, I feel quite proud sitting in this interview. But holistically, I feel proud of having focused the good fortune afforded to me into a career and company for which I am deeply passionate.

  • What advice would you give to new graduates?

    While technical skills are no doubt the ante to play, there is no substitute for differentiation like a consistently good attitude.

  • What has your work life taught you?

    Focus on winning by helping others achieve success. Always think win-win. Like the game of Tetris, successes fade, but failures build, so focus your energy on the present and future.

 

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