College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Brian Stettenbenz

Brian Stettenbenz graduated in 2012 with a concentration in Pre-Law. He is currently the Social Media Coordinator for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa where he manages the social media presence of the only Forbes 4 star property on the Monterey Peninsula. His job is to ensure that Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa stays on the cutting edge of social spaces, social media monitoring tools, trends, best practices, and make recommendations for improvement. In addition, he designs, creates, and executes digital marketing strategies. Brian describes his HCOM experience this way. "I look back at my time at CSUMB with such fondess and admiration for what I accomplished. I look at my education as a transformation of the person I always wanted to be, and in large part that is due to the work done by the professors within HCOM. Human Communication is an education that focused on teaching the whole person, that has given way to success beyond academics. My job at the hotel entails communicating with the majority of the hotel's employees and the 6,000 followers on our social networks. The Human Communication department emphasized the importance of communication both in my writing and verbally. Thus, my education has had a dramatic impact on my career, and life in general."

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