Major: Media Studies and Digital Arts
What do you do for a living?
I am the Sales and Marketing Manager for the New York Empire, a team in the World TeamTennis League founded by Billie Jean King. Essentially, I plan a small professional tennis tournament, and do sales, marketing, digital, and sponsor servicing for the organization.
How did your experience at Saint Michael's help prepare you for your career?
The writing and digital design skills I learned at Saint Michael's greatly inform the skill sets I use today. From writing marketing copy to aiding in digital design initiatives, I left Saint Mike's with a very solid, well-rounded base upon which to build my career.
The broad variety of areas I received guidance in in the department are crucial to my role. I write marketing copy and mass mailings, social copy and the like, but I also am able to assist in digital design work in platforms like Photoshop, thanks in large part to the experience I had at St. Michael's. Additionally, being a member of the tennis team, Little Brother Little Sister Program, and on the SA's E-Board prepared me for the more practical interpersonal aspects of my career.
What is your favorite memory from your time at St. Mike's?
I loved the extracurriculars I was involved in, along with many of my classes. I had the chance to captain the tennis team, which was fantastic. I was also a mentor for four years and the Secretary of Athletics on the E-Board. All of these prepared me for the more interpersonal aspects of professional life.
Have you continued volunteering after graduation?
I have continued mentoring students in New York as I did in Colchester. I meet twice monthly with high schoolers in the Bronx to prepare for their time after high school and aiding them with their college application process.
Any advice for students at St. Mike's?
Everyone should study abroad if they're able, or participate in some kind of exchange. It gives you a much larger world view, which is invaluable.