Erin Moyer

This is a photo of a MALS program alumnus. This is a photo of a MALS program alumnus.

My name is Erin Moyer and I am a Double-Cane. I received both my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Miami (UM). I received a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 2001. I received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) in 2018. During my time at the I was involved in several extracurricular activities. I am a member of Iron Arrow; I was tapped as a Junior in Spring 2000. I was Co-Chair of the Homecoming Executive Committee, President of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chair of FunDay, among other student activities while I was an undergrad. I was working full-time for UM while enrolled in the MALS program as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission. I recently started my own consulting company: Erin Moyer, LLC. I have two kids under the age of 5, which takes up much, if not all, of my time outside of work. My husband and I both enjoy traveling and the theatre; we try to attend shows as often as possible!

Q&A With Erin

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  • Q: What made you decide to pursue a graduate education?

    A: I wanted to continue learning, exploring, developing, before ultimately deciding my career path.

  • Q: Why did you choose to enroll in a liberal studies graduate program?

    A: After graduating with my BC in 2001, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. I first worked at a talent agency in Beverly Hills and then at E! Entertainment Television. I knew pretty early on that I wanted to be back in Miami, at least for a few more years. I ended up turning down a job offer to work on a little NBC show called “Will & Grace” to return to Miami where I accepted a position in the admission office and then started the MALS program sooner after.

  • Q: What was your favorite thing about the MALS program?

    A: I loved the varied course work across disciplines; that is what interested me the most in the program. In addition, my position in the admission office has me traveling around the country quite a bit, so the flexibility it provided was very important and a key element to my success in the program.

  • Q: What skills did you acquire from the MALS program, and how have these skills played a role in your career?

    A: The interdisciplinary coursework really allowed me to dip my toes in several subjects and therefore mingle and work with a much wider group of people in graduate programs. The skills you acquire from being exposed to new subjects and new people allow you to be more flexible, open minded, curious, and a bit of an out-of-the-box thinker.

  • Q: Why would you recommend the MALS program to a student interested in attending graduate school?

    A: I think MALS is a terrific program for the student that wants to pursue a graduate degree, but may not want to focus in one program area. I found it be a terrific form of exploration, but at a graduate school level with a higher expectation of participation, delivery, and execution. It is a wonderful program for a student that is curious about different subject areas that they may have not had an opportunity to explore in undergraduate this is a great opportunity to do so. It is a wonderfully accommodating program for those that work full-time of even part-time.