Jobey Thomas

This former public relations concentration Communication Studies major is coming up on 15 years since his graduation day, but just two years since he switched careers from professional athlete to Realtor/Broker for Cottingham Chalk Hayes. Listen to or watch 49ers men's basketball? Then you may already know a bit about Jobey Thomas.....

What are your words of wisdom to current students in the Department of Communication Studies?
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. You can always learn and you can never be too prepared for life after college. Anything you can do to help transfer the things you learn in the classroom to the real world will put you a step ahead in having a successful future.

What would you tell someone considering becoming a student in the Department of Communication Studies?

It's a great major because the skills and knowledge you gain can be transferred in all walks of life.

Why did you choose the concentration you did within the Department of Communication Studies and how has that choice been the right one?
It was something that interested me at the time and I still use many of the tools I learned on a daily basis as I interact with clients.

What else should people know about you?
I spent 13 of the last 15 years living in Europe (Italy 10 years and Portugal three years) playing professional basketball. I have an amazing wife and three beautiful children. Serving client needs in the selling and purchasing of homes in the Charlotte area is my full-time job but I greatly enjoy being a radio and TV color commentator for Charlotte 49ers men's basketball on the side.

What was the best thing about your time in the Department of Communication Studies?
Building lasting relationships with classmates and having personal interaction with the professors that aided me in learning.