Alumni Tale: Helen Hocknell ’08

What did you study at UNH?

English/Journalism, but really I majored in the student newspaper, TNH (I was editor my senior year).

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

Working three jobs: nannying, retail and dogwalking. I’d just moved to California and the economy was awful, but I learned a lot from the experience.

What were you doing 5 years out of college?

Teaching English in China!

What are you doing now?

Working for a small marketing firm in D.C.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

UNH helped me develop a strong foundation in traditional marketing techniques and the knowledge of current trends in social media/online advertising.