What do you feel the marketing department best prepared you for in your professional career?
Business writing was key, especially in how to write concise and effective resumes and emails. I use this daily. Also, I think Eller does a great job with making sure you're well versed with Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Finally, we learn how to collaborate with a variety of people and learn how to effectively lead.
What experience(s) as a college student helped you pick the career path you are in?
Growing up, I did a lot of theater, dance and musicals so I've always loved the arts. When I was in college I consistently gravitated to the arts and found myself falling into a variety of internships, classes and eventually a minor that related to film and the entertainment industry.
Any words of advice for future Eller Marketing majors?
Learn to put yourself out there and tell people about your accomplishments. Ask questions and get involved with the staff. Also, don't take the easy way and commit to any company that will hire you. Remember: Great risks come with GREAT rewards.
Can you describe a positive experience that you may have had with the faculty of the Marketing department?
Pam Perry and Dr. Umashankar were wonderful mentors in our China Cohort. They both inspired me to get more involved with Eller and eventually led to my involvement and leadership with the Eller Case Competition Team. They pushed me to be a better student and business women so I can't thank them enough for all of the opportunities.