ABOUT ME Hi Everyone, my name is Chance Wright. I am a Digital Marketing Concentration MBA Graduate student at RIT graduating in May 2019. I did my Undergraduate degree which is a BFA in Advertising Photography at RIT as well. I am originally from a small town called BigHorn, Wyoming. I lived there until high school where I left for a boarding school in New Hampshire called Holderness School. During this time I also moved to Northern Virginia. At Holderness, I found RIT and came for the photography program, and I have been here ever since. In conjunction to school, I am also the Vice President and Co-Founder of a Non-Profit called The Shore Foundation. I have an active photography business, specializing in landscape, architecture, and nature photography. I started my own company, ATL/WYO Productions, which is a film and television production company, which I plan to run after graduation in LA. Lastly, I am a New York State firefighter in the town of Chili, NY.
THE SHORE FOUNDATION We are a certified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit in New York State. Our mission is to provide computers into the hands of those in need. Founded between myself and my roommates in the Spring of 2018, we have successfully given away ~20 computers to high school age students who were unable to purchase them themselves. We plan to attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most computers donated in 24 hours, with a mass donation event where we will give away somewhere around 500 computers. I encourage you to visit our website and learn more about the cause, as well as ways in which you can help.
MY HOBBIES In my little free time that I do get, I do have a few hobbies which I love to do. I am a recreational skydiver and speed flyer. I skydive out west of Rochester near a town called Barre, NY. Speedflying, which is similar to paragliding is practiced in mountainous areas with steep slopes and little trees. – Professional Speedflying Video example.
Hello! My name is Katherine Ray and I am pursuing my master’s degree on Communications and Media Technologies at RIT. I will be graduating from the College Of Liberal Arts in May 2019.
I came to RIT with a scholarship to study Communications and Media Technologies. I am a beauty influencer and I have a YouTube channel and social media accounts where I share with the world everything beauty related from how to take care of your natural curly hair, to tips, tricks and reviews of makeup, skincare and hair products. This is so I can empower others to accept their roots and embrace them, and feel comfortable in their own skin, without neglecting the fact that most of us like to play around with makeup to change things up from time to time (and that’s perfectly ok).
I have learned how to create media content that goes accordingly with the main goal of my channel and social media, and I am learning the strategies of planning ahead all the content posted.
I have worked as an influencer with brands like Sugar Bear Hair and Duvolle, trying out their products and creating content for them (reviews, posts, videos, etc.). It has been very interesting to see what they want and what are their ideas for content to attract more customers.
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Even though the majority of work experiences I have had so far has been in corporate banking, it has helped me build the discipline I have today for what I am passionate about, and have helped me plan ahead and foresee the different possible scenarios.
My name is Yasmani Aguiar and I come from paradise in the Caribbean; that’s right, I was born in Cuba and have been fortunate to visit my home land four times now. If you ever have questions about my journey and experiences there, don’t hesitate to ask. Also, I’m the Student Senator for our lovely Saunders College of Business. I’m majoring in finance with minors in marketing and economics. My hobbies include exercising, skateboarding when it’s warm out, cooking and exploring different states/countries. I aspire to lead a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. In conclusion, I enjoy trying new things in all aspects of life so I may experience as much as I can while I can and to establish an awesome lifestyle for the future.
As a Finance student, I’m looking towards applying my skills, experience and knowledge towards a non-traditional finance role. Furthermore, I’ve been looking at business development jobs, financial advising and rotational leadership programs in reputable companies in the U.S. I’m also open to relocating anywhere and working abroad for some time; as the title implies, I want to experience life’s journey since I only have one life to do so. Additionally, my interests in photography, health and wellness and traveling will be somehow combined in the future as side projects or a business.
Furthermore, self-learning is something I enjoy and will continue to partake in . My goal is to learn more about health and wellness with the possibility of transitioning to that sector full-time and opening my own health-related business in the future. My main goal throughout my career(s) is to look forward to going to work every morning I wake up and enjoying what I do.
I’m a 4th Year New Media Marketing student at the Rochester Institute of Technology with minors in Finance and Communication. I will be graduating in December 2018 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
I am originally from Massena, New York, a small town neighboring the Canadian border. I now consider Rochester my home after moving here in the summer of 2014. I’ve always thought it was wiser to move away from home and realize you want to move back, rather than to never leave at all. Outside the classroom, I am the president and co-captain of the RIT Roller Hockey club. I have been also a brother of a Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, since freshman year. Throughout my years at RIT I have met some incredible people, been introduced to many new ideas, and grown into an aspiring business professional. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in college, I am becoming increasingly eager to see what opportunities lie ahead in the next chapter of my life.
When I first entered college, I had predominantly no idea what I wanted to accomplish in life. I now envision myself working in an environment where I will have the opportunity to surround myself with like-minded individuals to collaboratively get things done. I am still unsure which route I will take to get me there. As a result, I am exploring any and all opportunities that come my way. Since, I have found a passion for marketing and sales. I love the person to person interactions that the two fields have to offer. I believe that building legitimate relationships with others is a key component of success in every facet of life. Eventually, I’d like to end up in the sports industry.
I am looking to expand my professional network. So please take the time to connect with me on LinkedIn and check out my resume. I have provided links to both below. If nothing else, do me a huge favor and simply click on each of the links below. It will help me a great deal with my Search Engine Marketing Analytics class.
My name is Eboni, I study New Media Marketing and I love art! There is art in the way a wave crashes on
the sand or the way a meal is presented at a restaurant. You can say I’ve dedicated my life to the arts. I have bungee jumped in Mexico, jet skied in Aruba, and even cooked paella in Spain. I’ve been savvy with paint brushes and pencils for as long as I can remember. I consider myself to be very free spirited and open minded. So, when it came to picking a career for myself the choice was obvious! I was going to study… new media marketing.
Confused? Well let me explain. I believe marketing is a form of art. Anything that requires a level of creativity and innovation is art. Media Marketing done right has the ability to tap into people’s emotions, twist the way they think and move millions towards a common goal. If that’s not an art form I don’t know what is. Have you ever seen a n add the made you smile or a commercial that brought you dangerously close to tears? Well that is art… and art has always been a huge part of my life and by studying marketing I know it always will be.
I was able to apply the skill sets I learned into my work experience and have had huge impact on not only the company but the world! If you want to learn more about me and how I am doing my part to change the marketing world check out the links below!
Hello! My name is Sooa Chung. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to America at age of 14. Currently, I am a 4th-year Industrial Design student with a minor in Marketing and immersion in Advertising and Public Relations at Rochester Institute of Technology. I would like to call myself a world traveler, although I have not been or never will be able to visit all the countries around the globe. However, it is one of my dreams to travel all the places that are on my bucket list, and the next ideal destination would be Spain.
What is Industrial Design?
Many people have asked me what industrial design is, surprisingly, even at career fairs. So here it is: Industrial design is a discipline known for creating products and systems that optimize function, value, and appearance. It has thrived in recent years—as the value of industrial design in cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation efforts is recognized.
Aside from industrial design, I am passionate about learning other fields of design outside of my major, such as UI/UX, graphic, furniture, packaging design to broaden up the spectrum of my knowledge in design. As I have a minor in marketing, I foresee to integrate marketing methodology into a design to enhance the understanding of users interacting with the product from the beginning. Through my work experience in the professional industry, I have proven my organizational skills and design communication skills as well as improving team working skills. I am always open to learn and take advantage of every situation that I am thrown into and make the best out of it.
Christian Vanderhoef is a fourth year New Media Marketing and Economics double major at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Saunders College of Business & College of Liberal Arts. He believes that dreams and passions should be attainable by good people, and has a passion for helping individuals grow in order to reach those dreams using his knowledge of marketing and economics, soft skills, and creative thinking. Ultimately, people are the most important aspect of an organization, for without them, everything would be nothing.
Please, feel free to connect with Christian online because he loves meeting people, discussing topics, and learning new things.
Christian was born and raised in Farmingville, New York which is on Long Island. He has always been one to experience new things and explore his interests. From a young age, Christian participated in gymnastics, baseball, and basketball, but he always had a place for arts and crafts. When it came to his fifth grade yearbook, he wrote that he’d love to be a cartoonist when he grew up because he could create anything and shape an entire world of his own. He also learned at the end of elementary school that he had a knack for singing and wanted to pursue it further in middle school.
Although he was intending to focus more on music, Christian also played football leading into middle school, however, he didn’t enjoy it as much as he thought he might and left. When school started, Christian did what he intended to do and pursued singing throughout middle school. He joined choir and the school drama club. In his first year, Christian managed to get a solo in the show. As everyone may realize, middle school is a weird place and Christian’s “social circle” began to be established. By the end of middle school, his voice was going through a quick change and his singing was affected. He had a solo for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), but did so poorly due to frequent register changes that he was never given a score. In high school, Christian had no interest in further pursuing music.
In high school, he participated in FIRST Robotics for his freshman and sophomore year, but he realized that the organization at his school had politics that he was not interested in. He quit, got a crazy haircut, changed his style and joined track. In junior year, he was in cross country, swimming, track, student government, chess club, model united nations, and strategy and tactics club. He began to hangout less with the same people and more with new people. This allowed him to gather many social perspectives and relate more to many people. When he was meeting many new people, he came to the realization he wanted to be an engineer. To be more exact, he wanted to be an aviation and aerospace mechanical engineer. He then questioned this idea his senior year when his interest in arts and music reemerged.
When Christian got to RIT, he was already contemplating his major as Engineering Exploration, but he was uncertain as to what he’ll change to. After his first semester of exploring, he switched to Marketing. He learned so much about business that he was unaware of before and it interested him. He loved strategies, business plans, economics, and even accounting interested him. Overtime, he came to the conclusion he wanted to switch to New Media Marketing. Then, since the curriculum taught very little about resources and pricing, he chose to double major in Economics. With those, he can gather a deep understanding of resources and people while he works on his start-up: Canopy.
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My name is Blerta Imeri. I am studying Business Marketing and Business Management with an immersion in Advertising at Rochester Institute of Technology. I will be graduating with a Bachelors Degree in May of 2018.
I am a first generation from Kosovo. I came to America at the age of four and have resided in Syracuse, NY my whole life. I love the sport Lacrosse and I enjoy reading! I have been working as a sales adviser at Delta Sonic Car Wash for five years now. With my experience at Delta Sonic I have fallen in love with sales. I am an outgoing individual who loves to meet new people and enjoy some competition. My most notable skills are being organized and am great at communicating with many different types of people.
Over the summer of 17′ I worked with a company called Around Campus Group. They are an advertising college company that focuses on helping local business target to local college students. As an intern I attended a ten day long training program in North Carolina where I was awarded the MVP of my New York team. I was placed within the Cornell University community to sell print and digital advertising. Towards the end of the three month long internship as the sales team leader I took place number one for the New York region and number four out of the country for sales.
My experience this past summer has taught me many things about myself that I was not aware of. Such as the level of my commitment and hard work that I invested in order to place within the top five. It was a learning experience that I am very grateful for.
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My name is Matthew Barry and I am a third year student majoring in Game Design & Development. I am pursuing a minor in both Business Administration and Marketing as well as an immersion in Digital Literature and Comparative Media. The plan is to graduate in the Spring of 2019 with all of the above completed.
When it comes to life outside of school, I am also a very busy person. I currently have 3 different jobs on campus and am an ambassador for my program. Also, I am working on a few projects outside of school in hopes to be able to publish them on my own one day. I love to play sports and am currently on a co-ed soccer team with some of my friends on campus.
I grew up in a small town 2 hours south of Rochester called Marathon. My graduating class was around 65 students and that was considered large to give you an idea of what I mean by small. Furthermore, I grew up playing soccer and spent a large part of my life involved in various clubs, camps and pick up games. The school is super into soccer and does well in the state tournament every year so soccer has always been a big part of my life.
I choose Game Design & Development as my focus at RIT for a few reasons. Firstly, I really enjoy programming and computer science / engineering, but CS is a little too bland for me. I enjoy action and memorable experiences. Interactive media I think is that bridge between the two which is why I ended up where I am today. Feel free to check out some of the links below to learn more about me!
Hello! Hanna Hawkins is my name and I’m currently a fourth year New Media Marketing Major at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who is double minoring in Media Arts and Technology and Advertising and Public Relations. My graduation date is December 2018! I primarily chose RIT because of the diversity in culture and people of who attend RIT. I chose my major because of rhe great co-op program and its unique aspects.
Throughout my R.I.T. career I’ve participated in various amounts of clubs or activities. One that stuck and became a major part of my life was ZTA. Zeta has helped me strengthen my communication skills and expand my outlook on situations! I currently work 2 part-time jobs. I work as a banquet server at the Double Tree by Hilton while also being the student social media manager for the RIT Office of Career Services and Co-op! At the office I assist in managing various social media accounts, help increase engagement in different demographics, I aid in facilitating events and creating and planning content. Since I do work alot and am a full time student I really value being in my sorority. It has not only allowed me to grow into the person I am today but shown the person I can be, a strong, outgoing, driven individual who will be as successful as she wants to be.
Social media is something that I’ve grown up with and become very passionate about. I am planning on going into a career that includes content planner or creating but, I’m always looking to learn something new. I look forward to working in a company that’ll allow me to learn and grow with their company. When I graduate this December I hope to find a full-time position somewhere warm. I’m looking primarily at North Carolina and California. I like North Carolina because my sister, whom I am very close with, currently lives there. I’ve also heard Charlotte, North Carolina is a new and upcoming area for social media marketing and startups. California has always been a dream of mine! Calfifornia has always been known for dreams coming true, therefore there are quite a few startups in the area! I’ve always thought about the idea of working with a startup becuase it allows the employees to grow with the companies!