Introduction: Hi! the name’s Matt. I’m 4th year undergrad student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I’m finishing up my degree in New Media Marketing (fancy title for marketing with a technical focus) paired with a dual minor in International Business and Communications.
I’ve spent time working in the B2B field, but most of my education has centered around the consumer market. With the work I’ve done through RIT these past 4 years, I’m aiming towards working in the international marketing industry, working to introduce products and experiences to new emerging markets around the globe. (or across the world, if you know… flat earth and all.)
I was born in Buffalo NY and briefly lived in Hamburg NY before moving to Laconia New Hampshire around 2001. I came to RIT largely for the co-op program.
Growing up in New Hampshire, I’ve adopted a strong passion for being outdoors. You can find me hiking and fishing in the summer and snowboarding or skating in the winter.
I’ve been struggling with answering the “what are your plans after graduation” question for some time now and to be honest I still don’t know what I want to do. I plan on moving back to New England, closer to Boston in order to join the professional world, but at the same time I’m drawn to the idea of packing a bag and traveling as much as I can before my student loan payments start to kick in.
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The above link is a lengthy blog post particularizing the details of a newly-announced Star Wars “land” to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Disney is no doubt absolutely capitalizing on every aspect of the brand since their purchase of Lucasfilm back in 2012; and with the momentous success of the latest film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we can except to see a persistent presence of the films in the parks. Few concrete details were given about the expansion to the theme parks, but they are certainly ambitious as the new Star Wars Land is planed to span 14 acres across both parks. An attraction where guests can board and fly in the infamous Millennium Falcon was announced, as well as another ride where guests are put in the middle of an intense clash between the First Order and the Resistance, factions from the newly-released Force Awakens, and no doubt witness countless X-wings and TIE fighters in battle. Disney already has seasonal Star Wars attractions in its park, like the new Star Wars Launch Bay where guests can meet and greet characters form the films like Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and Chewbacca; also, the semi-annual Star Wars Weekends event has proven to be immensely popular with fans and patrons since its inception in 1997; the new land will do doubt continue this tradition as well and immerse guests even further into the lore of the films.