Matthew Cooke
Director, Communications and Social Media

University of Hartford Degree Info:
BA in Communication, Class of 2010

Current Career Info:
Senior Manager, Communications, Santander Bank, N.A.

Past Career Info:
Investment Communications Strategy Manager, Prudential Retirement
Strategic Communications Coordinator,
Prudential Retirement

Retirement Marketing Specialist, Prudential Retirement
Internal Communications Specialist, The Hartford Financial Services, Inc.

Other University of Hartford activities/volunteer service:
» Speaker at School of Communication Career Mixer
» Speaker at School of Communication Accepted Student Day
» Student Government, Student Television Network, Public Relations Student Society of America

Other Board Service
Vice President, Communications - International Association of Business Communicators, Boston Chapter

Why do you volunteer for the University of Hartford and the Alumni Association? Why do you think it is important to give back to your alma mater?
I received so much more above and beyond an education from my time at the University of Hartford, that I feel very strongly to give back whenever I can. I’ve been lucky enough to benefit professionally from the UHart Alumni Network, getting interviews, internships and jobs from alumni that I had never met. I love coming back to campus and talking to current or prospective students, and sharing my story with them and how UHart has been such a big part in my life. 


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