The Film & Media Studies program at Johns Hopkins allowed me the freedom to develop my own course study structure, but taught me the value in working collaboratively toward my goals with teammates, classmates and colleagues. I was heavily influenced by the media and pop culture coursework, more so than the film study that the majority of my classmates favored at the time. My independent study with Professor DeLibero (developing and implementing a media and marketing campaign for the Johns Hopkins Men’s Basketball Team) directly led to my first job after graduation as an Assistant Media Planner with an ad agency in New York City.
Today I still work in the world of media planning and buying as a Sales Director for ORION Trading. My job is to find ways for some of the largest companies and brands in the world to part-fund media expenditures with their assets - generating cash flow savings and eliminating potential losses on asset disposition. It’s a long way from 'Introduction to Cinema', but I would not be where I am today without the foundation I received from my studies at Johns Hopkins
Brendan Kamm, Class of 2003
Senior Vice President, Sales Director at ORION Trading Worldwide