Class of 2018
How are you using the skills that you learned at Moody College in your current position?
As a digital marketer, I focus on promoting or selling a product, service, or brand through different digital channels(social, display, search, CRM, SEO, etc.). I use what I learned as a Communication Studies major as a base for every strategy or decision I make. It is important to understand the why and how communication works, especially in the digital world. Understand how consumers behave and react on the other side of the digital channel (Digital Communications), recognizing what types of persuasion strategies there are and when to use them (Theories of Persuasion), knowing how and when to engage an audience (Professional Communication),or the importance of time and how it affects people when communicating (Time Matters).
What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students?
Be ambitious, but don’t get greedy.It is important that you set goals for yourself and always strive for success. Be unique, be different, but stay humble.If you already know what you want to do or who you want to be in life, GREAT! If you don’t, it’s ok. Look for a person you admire or aspire to be in the industry and find out where they started. Use that as a guide and build YOUR career. There is always going to be someone better than you, and that’s good... use that as a challenge.It is important to know that just as you will succeed, you will fail. You will be praised and you will be rejected, you will be happy and you will be sad, you will have friends and you will have enemies... and that’s life. Every obstacle that comes your way, use it as a learning experience. Done the right way, it will shape you to be a better person.If there is one thing that the pandemic taught us is that life is too short, so do what you love. Be happy and please have FUN! Oh, and do the readings.
If you already know what you want to do or who you want to be in life, GREAT! If you don’t, it’s ok.
What do you miss most about Moody College?
I have to say, what I miss most about Moody College is the people–the students (I became friends with several), my coworkers, my mentors, my professors, etc. I enjoyed meeting new friends via group projects, having lunch with my professors and picking their brain about life after college, or simply shadowing my mentor (previous boss). Between students, we really cared for each other’s success. There was a sense of family, dysfunctional at times, but still family.