Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Alumni Profile - Brittany Harrington, '09

What did you plan to do when you started the English major?

When I declared English as my major, I was planning on becoming a high school English teacher. English was my favorite subject in high school so I knew before even starting at Loyola that I would be an English major in college.

How did you first get your start Post-Loyola?

Once I graduated, I knew I wanted to get into the promotional side of the music industry. I contacted the Human Resources department at the four major record companies in the music industry(Universal, Sony, Warner, and EMI) in order to find out what temp agencies they went through. I started temping for EMI Music Group in the Financial Operations department to get my foot in the door. I worked in Financial Operations for 3 months. I then saw on EMI's website that there was a Rock Promotion position for Capitol Record label and Virgin Record label (together they are called Capitol Music Group). I applied for the job, interviewed with HR first, then with the VP and SVP of Rock Promotion and they hired me on the spot!

I know temping for EMI Music Group not only gave me relevant experience, but it got my foot in the door with the company I wanted to be a part of. I've been with Capitol Music Group since January 2011.

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Carol Abromaitis

Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D.

Dr. Abromaitis, professor emerita of English and Catholic Studies, taught at Loyola for five decades in addition to advising students bound for law school

English, Catholic Studies