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Kami Periman (IMC16)

Kami Periman
Marketing Manager at Cisco

When Periman first came to the program, she had almost 15 years of marketing communications experience, the last six of which were at a small educational software company conducting a variety of public relations tasks. Periman wanted to advance in her career, but she quickly realized that her skills needed a refresher. She needed to bolster her skillset to compete and enrolled in the IMC Online program.

Early on in the program, she became interested in the Internet of Things through a class, and she set her sights on working at Cisco. In two and a half years, including a yearlong side trip to a Fortune 500 financial services institution, she landed her dream job at Cisco. She now is developing content for customer journeys as a financial services subject matter expert. This role plays a part in the digital transformation of Cisco's global marketing organization. She credits the IMC program for helping her get there.

“My Medill IMC degree directly contributed to the experience and knowledge that qualified me for this role,” she said.

In addition to doubling her salary, Periman now feels intellectually challenged and sees a bright future ahead at a company she respects and admires.