Mize may be new to her job at the University of Houston, but
she’s very familiar with the campus.
Mize has been the marketing coordinator for Auxiliary Services
since the beginning of April, returning to the university where
she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 2011.
She’s happy to be back.
“I always wanted to return and work here,” said Mize, who grew
up in Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School. “I’m so
glad things worked out this way.”
One of the first projects Mize was involved with in her new job
was Finals Mania, an event held at the end of the spring and
fall semesters to provide students a much-needed break from the
stress of studying for exams. It wasn’t all that long ago that
Mize had attended the two-hour event at the library as a
Her first job after graduating from UH was as a communications
coordinator for KBR Engineering, helping with a multitude of
tasks, including editing, proofreading, and assisting with
emails and newsletters distributed to the company’s employees
worldwide. After that, she went to work for an online marketing
company as a staff writer, doing website work and other
marketing materials for client companies.
Around that same time, she landed an evening job as a producer
for the Outlaw Dave radio show on 950 AM, a position she held
for a year. Radio work, however, was not new to her – she had
previously interned with ESPN Radio and The Buzz.
Mize, a camping enthusiast who likes all kinds of outdoors
activity, initially wanted to seek a print journalism major when
she first arrived on the UH campus in 2007. The uncertainty of
the print journalism field led her to broadcasting.
“I discovered that I could learn the technical side and still
get to write some,” she said.
She wasn’t the first person in her family to attend UH. Her
older sister came her first.
“My sister loved it here and so it appealed to me, too. I ended
up having a great time,” Mize said.