My name is Raymond Zayas, I am a Digital Marketing MBA candidate at RIT graduating May 2020. I currently hold a BS in Business/Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College and a MS in Management: Product & Service Development from RIT. My goal is to transition from a career in financial and healthcare analysis to digital marketing and social media analytics.
I have been lucky to be exposed to various industries and gain insight into different career paths. After working for almost 3 years as a financial analyst in health care and advertising, building and distributing reports in Excel and in business intelligence software, I decided to take my career in a different direction. I realized that I had built up many of the translatable skills necessary to be successful in both careers, and through my experiences at RIT and speaking with individuals in the industry I found marketing and social media analytics far more fulfilling and interesting.
Outside the Classroom
Outside the classroom, I am a part-time photographer. I began my career as a hobbyist photographer focusing on landscape and architectural photography.
As people began to notice my work in the community, I branched out to wedding and portrait photography.
While I find wedding and portrait photography extremely fun, my goal is to branch out to drone video and photography to be able to achieve shots that were previously unimaginable to the photographer community.
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.