Major: Marketing with a Digital Marketing Concentration
What brought you to AMA?
Originally, I had started out as a psychology major and even though I had enjoyed the classes the future job just didn’t seem like the right fit for me. When I finally decided that I wanted to switch to marketing, I was fortunate enough to have scheduled a meeting with Laura Dix. From the first meeting she encouraged me to fit some type of student organization to get involved in and spoke highly of AMA. Little did I know that she was the advisor for them! Once I finally mustered up the courage to go to a meeting, I quickly found out that everyone was super inviting and excited about their degrees. I know, excited about school, crazy! That’s when I realized that I wanted to join and be apart of all the great things that AMA had to offer, I knew if I didn’t people would have later why I hadn’t joined.
How has AMA helped you professionally?
AMA has helped me develop professional skills that I never could have acquired from only being in the classroom. Now, I am more confident in myself which has led to me meeting and networking with people that prior to AMA I would have been too shy to talk to. AMA has also helped me skills such as writing a resume, elevator pitches as well being comfortable in interviews. When I graduate in December 2016, I feel that I will be prepared to find a job because of all the skills I have gained.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to getting myself more involved with our events as well as getting more marketing students involved in AMA. When I talk to other marketing students about AMA, my first question is why are you not involved? Besides getting more involved, I am also looking forward to attending the national conference in New Orleans as this will be my first year going.
Plans for the future:
Does world traveler count as a job? When I graduate, I hope to find a job in the digital marketing side of things that allows me to travel and see the world while also gaining marketing skills.
Vice President of Communications: Catie Schmidt