Kick off the New Year and #hirethisgrad

I think there is no better way to kick off the New Year (and a bit of a blog hiatus) than highlighting the work done by Marketing Seniors from the fall semester. A great group of students with a variety of backgrounds and interests — all building their professional digital identity as they get ready to launch their professional lives. Most of these students are graduating in May so act now and #hirethisgrad! I know they will be in great demand!

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Tess Cristen: Focus on Fitness and Nutrition. She’s planning on becoming a personal trainer and with her background and knowledge I’m sure she’ll go far! http://tcristen.wordpress.com/

Lochlan Dougherty: Sports of many kinds and branding are his interests. If you are a sports organization needing to up your digital profile and engage your fan base he’s a great hire! http://lochlandougherty.wordpress.com/

Johanna French: A passion for entrepreneurship and marketing means she has an agile mind and she’s ready to help you grow your start-up  into the next big thing. And she graduated in December.  http://jomarfrench.wordpress.com/

Leif Gurdin: Numbers cruncher, and e-Sports fan, he gets analytics in many different forms. Couple that with a passion for marketing and you have someone who will help you make it count when it matters. http://leifgudin.wordpress.com/

Kayla Hedman: A prolific story teller with a creative eye and a wide mix of strong marketing skills, she has a passion for interior design. Are you a magazine looking for a young, energetic and creative addition to your team? http://kaylamhedman.wordpress.com/

Matt Leap: Marketing major along with an MIS minor. He has a love of sports and a passion for digital marketing and analytics. Are you a sports organization looking to for a digital marketing wiz? He might be the perfect fit! http://mattleap.wordpress.com/

Joey Pellegrino: A creative writer with interests that range far and wide. One of the only people I’ve every known to spend time over the summer WWOOFing (read his post about it to find out more). Here’s an individual who will do very interesting things. I wonder if the Peace Corps is in his future!  http://joeypellegrino.wordpress.com/

Adam Rowe: If you’ve ever read Lovemarks you would understand Adam’s passion and interest for branding (if you haven’t read it, you should).  He truly enjoys looking at ways to communicate the benefits of a luxury brand. http://adamtimothyrowe.wordpress.com/

Matt Scarpa: His passion lies in snowboarding and snow sports. Whether it’s for a brand or a mountain, he loves the lifestyle and the East Coast snow scene. So much so he’s started an addtional blog all about it. Read more here: http://mattscarpa.wordpress.com/

Mike Snook: Personable and humorous, Mike is what I would call an old school marketer — someone who gets how important people relationships are. And he’s taking that old school approach and going new school with his work in digital marketing and most specifically social media marketing. He’s putting it to work for a local country music personality…perhaps he can put it to work for your organization. http://michaelsnooksite.wordpress.com/

Joey Szela: A small business owner, Joey doesn’t need a job per se, he needs clients. His work speaks for itself, but what I can tell you is that his video skills are first rate and they are only getting better. Take a look at his blog, and then contact him for your next video project! http://josephszela.com/ 

Ryan Terry: Another student into sports, but his focus is snow sports.  He’s already interned for a sports marketing firm in Canada and with his background and skills he’ll be a great asset to your firm or your mountain. http://ryanterry92.wordpress.com/

Matt Upshall: More than an action sports fan, Matt wants to combine his marketing interests with an industry that he loves. His motto is to do what he loves, and his passion for the action sports industry shines through. http://upshallmatt.wordpress.com/

And there you have it. The seniors from the fall 2013 semester of the marketing capstone. Ready to take on the world, or at least their own little piece of it. Take some time to look through their work. You won’t be disappointed, and hey, you just might hire one of these grads!

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