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Emily Buss

Director of Communications for the City of Saint Paul

Emily Buss, the Director of Communications for the City of Saint Paul, graduated with a master’s degree in Strategic Communications from CSP Global in 2017. In her current role, Buss utilizes a lot of the leadership skills gained through her time at CSP.

Our legacy reaches far and wide, and is one of the reasons Buss chose CSP to earn her degree. “It was important to me that the program was close to home and offered the flexibility of being online, while still allowing me to access the resources on campus. Concordia University, St. Paul also had a reputation of educational excellence with a robust post-graduate program.” The flexibility of a completely online program is designed to fit the needs of working professionals, something that Buss noticed and appreciated.

“When I first began exploring a master’s degree, I was looking for a program that was highly relevant to the 21st century communications environment and would equip me with the tools and knowledge necessary to elevate my career.” CSP offered Buss a degree that was relevant to today’s world and that would elevate her career.

A graduate degree can open the doorway to career opportunities for some, and for others, it can elevate an already established career. For Buss, a leadership role was one of her career goals that was realized in part because of CSP’s comprehensive curriculum that set her up for success.

“I envisioned my career eventually elevating to a leadership role, which was the main purpose of getting a master’s degree. Within a year, I felt confident enough to apply for a more senior communications role. It turned out to be a position that not only changed my life financially, but opened the door to incredible opportunities. My education from CSP is a vital part of my professional and personal successes, current and future.”

When asked if she would recommend CSP to others, Buss says, “Absolutely.”