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Paige Faircloth

Executive Director at Desloge Chamber of Commerce

Sports Management

Graduated in 2017

Explain your career path

Straight out of college I had no clue what I was going to do. I knew I loved sports, working with community and planing events. When a job opening for a executive director of the Desloge Chamber of Commerce cane available I jumped at the chance! This job has allowed me to get the expierence I needed along with a great chance to stay with connected with my community. Eventually I want to go on and work for a sports team helping organize there charity events. That’s a dream of mine!

What was your major at Southeast and what led you to that?

Sports Management. I always knew I wanted to stay connected with sports and this was the perfect career that would allow me to do so!

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

I wanted to attend Southeast because it was the perfect college town! It offered the program I wanted a affordable price. Along with that it was small class sizes and caring teachers!

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

The person who influnced me the most during my time at Southeast was my accounting teacher! Leisa Marshall was great! Account was my struggle and she New it. she helped me anyway she could and really helped me to pass the class!

Share your best college memory.

My best college memory is a golf tournament my sports management class put on! This golf Tournament was so much work but watching it come together and be a success was awesome! Riding golf carts all day was a even better bonus!

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

The most important thing I learned at Southeast was that you have to keep a level head and not allow others to influence you!

Describe Southeast in three words.

Fun Challenging Exciting

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

My greatest professional accomplishment would be when I put my first event on and saw it all come together!

How did your education at Southeast prepare you for what you are doing today?

My education prepared me by showing me how to run events along with the businessside of working with various programs!

What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?

You will get a lot of No’s when applying for jobs. You can’t let that faze you though because we’re ever you land the education you gained from the program will shine through in you job!

What do you wish you had known before graduating and entering the "real world"?

That health insurance isn’t cheap!


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