Three different colleges, three different cities, three years of summer school and I finally made it! I will officially graduate in 18 days from The University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Minor in Anthropology.
These last four and a half years have not been easy but when I came to The University of North Carolina Wilmington two years ago I finally felt like I had found the perfect place for me. Being a transfer student far from home was not easy at first but soon, Wilmington became my home away from home. Here at UNCW I decided to change my major to Communication Studies and discovered my passion for IMC and digital marketing after taking IMC I with Dr. Persuit.
During my time as an undergraduate student in the Communication Studies Department, I have had the chance to take courses with some incredible professors that taught me a variety of fundamental skills that will help me be more successful in the future. I was also able to complete three internships with two different agencies while at UNCW.
My first internship was with Cape Fear Community College in the Continuing Education Department. I was a marketing intern and I had the opportunity to design ads, flyers, brochures, and social media images for different continuing education classes. I also wrote and edited press releases and successfully marketed new classes to ensure sufficient student enrollment. I never imagined that I would get the opportunities that I did during my first internship.
My second and third internships were with Remedy Digital Agency. During my time with Remedy Digital I had the opportunity to design and maintain clients’ social media pages, websites using WordPress, and email campaigns. I also learned how to effectively create Facebook ad campaigns for clients. While interning at Remedy Digital I fell in love with digital marketing and decided to pursue digital marketing as a career.
Even though I am sad to be moving on from Wilmington, I will always cherish the time I spent as a student and I look forward to bringing what I have learned at UNCW with me into my future.