Marketing Manager, Gateway Wireless — Management
Experienced Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Corporate Communications, Management, Special Events, and Content Marketing. Strong marketing professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations from Southeast Missouri State University.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOUTHEAST?
Southeast just made sense for me. Southeast’s business school is consistently highly ranked, and I thought, why wouldn’t I go somewhere that is close to home, offers a wide breadth of opportunities, and in the Princeton (Review) 250 every year? I also wanted to do some international traveling. With the University’s international programs, the ability to get two degrees and the opportunity of completing my MBA in the future, Southeast was the right choice for me.
Southeast’s program is really innovative and ahead of its time. The professors really show how you can work out in the real world and how you can build your own abilities. You don’t have to start your own business to be an entrepreneur, you can go to a business and revolutionize it. It has been fascinating, and my professors have all been very valuable to me in understanding how the real-world works, how personalities interact with one another and how you can take the smallest idea and turn it into something new.
My professors and classes have also inspired me to make sure my companies do what they need to do to make the world a better place and to be respectful toward their employees. Southeast has been critical in founding my values and growing my knowledge base. Without an understanding of who you are, you can’t progress toward the future. Southeast has been a very good launch pad for me and where I am going to go.
ADVICE FOR OTHER STUDENTS
Think long and hard about what you want to do. You have to know your community, know what you want to do and what change you want to spark. Do something you’re passionate about — don’t just go into something because that’s the fad. Try to really make a difference. That’s the reason I like hospitality so much, because I like people and I like seeing the changes I can make in individuals’ lives. That’s why I decided the companies should help and contribute through giving pledges. Be driven, but know your limits. Eliminate things from your life that aren’t going to help you in the future. It’s a complex road and, you just have to find what works for you. Every entrepreneur is different.