Alysse Mazakian

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Alysse Mazakian


Brand Strategist
Radio-Television-Film, Advertising, Department of Radio-Television-Film
Class of 2020

How are you using the skills that you learned at Moody College in your current job?

In my advertising classes, I got a lot of experience doing work in groups which has been super helpful in this transition to my career. Also I was surprised to find out that a lot of the keywords and lessons I learned in my advertising classes I use on a regular basis at my job (definitely not like calculus!).

What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students?

Do internships! A lot of what I learned in my internships has been equally if not more beneficial to my career.The best point of internships is also the connections. If I hadn’t met my mentor at one of my internships I would not have the job I have today. Also just enjoy your time there. It feels like four years was actually more like one.

What do you miss most about Moody College?

The people and the environment. I miss my friends a lot but I strangely miss holing up in Belo for 12 hours a day or even more.

All I know is I want to be in this industry doing something where I get to be creative and have a variety of tasks every day.

Alysse Mazakian, B.S. Radio-Television-Film and Creative Advertising, 2020

Tell us about your career path.

Currently I am working in advertising in the entertainment industry which is exactly where I’d always wanted to be. I don’t have an exact projection for my future career path but all I know is I want to be in this industry doing something where I get to be creative and have a variety of tasks every day.

What classes and professors helped the most?

I really enjoyed my ICC and ICM classes with Eric Weber. I feel like he really treated the class like his employees almost and was a really good mentor for our projects while still managing to be hands off and let us use our own skills to solve problems. I also enjoyed my time in the Texas Creative program and highly suggest taking a class with Rohitash Rao if you have a chance. Dr. Lee Ann Kahlor was also an amazing person to learn from both about statistics and research in advertising and as a mentor during my time on Diversity Council.