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Terissa Matusalem, 2015 MBA graduate of AGSM, now works for Kia Motors America as a Communications Specialist. 
Terissa Matusalem
2015 MBA Graduate

Terissa Matusalem graduated with an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management in 2015. She is currently working as the Corporate Communications Specialist for the Public Relations Department for Kia Motors America in Irvine, California. 

Terissa first had the opportunity to be the Graduate Corporate Communications Intern for Kia Motors America, where she learned all the facets of the automotive industry and presented a project that she and other colleagues worked on during the summer to various company executives. She was then offered the position she currently holds now. 

“In my position I help draft press releases that promote vehicle launches and media events. I also support the department with event planning and logistics for media and corporate events. Recently I participated in the Press and Trade Days for the LA Auto Show where I was able to attend press conferences of various car manufacturers.”

Terissa and colleagues at Kia Motors America

She says that AGSM provided her with a strong understanding of business and foundational leadership skills that have helped her grow and flourish in her career with Kia Motors America. 

“Working at Kia has given me the opportunity to network with various people throughout the automotive industry.”



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