My name is Jonathan Lewis. I am a third-year student at the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently I am pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Management Information Systems and Marketing as well as an immersion in Psychology. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I expect to be graduating May 2020.
Growing up, I had always been exposed to technology. During my senior year of high school I co-managed a project with our technology club to design, build and program a 3D printer from scratch. The experience was overall exhilarating and quite eye-opening. Originally I sought to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. Almost instantly, I fell in love with the course work and possibilities that MIS and Marketing could provide and switched into my current path at the beginning of my second year.
Currently, I am a part-time student technician at the NTID Client Services here at RIT, where I am exposed to an abundance of technical issues that my ingenuity and prior experiences allow me to tackle with fruitful results. At my employment, I also have hands on experience managing and operating a complex ticketing system which organizes and sorts our clientele based on criteria such as emergency level, number of users affected and so forth.
In the classroom, I have also had my fair share of learning experiences. I have had the opportunity to design and create two simulated web businesses. I have also contributed to the design and development of an airline database that would make flying easier to micromanage and much cheaper for the customer should they choose to fly separate airline companies on connecting flights.
My short-term goal is to seek out a paid co-op position for summer 2019 in the areas of Database Development, Data Analytics, or Project Management. Long-term I am to pursue a career with a heavy emphasis in database development while also incorporating my marketing skills to hopefully acquire a project management position.
Hello! My name is Nicholas Rudar but I go by Nick and I’m a marketing student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. I will be graduating in the spring of 2020.
I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area in California. I was born deaf and was implanted with a cochlear implant at the age of two. I’ve learned to overcome the challenges of not being able to hear perfectly and work with what I have. I’m fluent in both English and American Sign Language (ASL) and have a high proficiency in the Spanish language. When I’m not at RIT, you can find me checking out local gems whether it be a coffee shop or a state park.
I’m aspiring to be a skilled marketer in the field of social media marketing and help small businesses overhaul their presence online such as updating their presence on social media and making their websites user friendly. I’m eager to learn other areas of marketing that I haven’t had much experience in such as email campaigns, Search Engine Optimization (SEOs), website layouts, etc.
Hi there! My name is Rachel Ferrara and I’m New Media Marketing student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I’m currently in the last semester of my undergraduate career and also have a Management Information Systems minor.
Outside the Classroom
Besides spending most of my time studying, I’m also involved in a lot of on campus organizations. I’m a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, a social sorority, and I’m also a brother of the co-ed professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. When I came to college I wanted to be involved in organizations and clubs that would provide a space for me to be social, gain leadership opportunities and experiences, and contribute some good for the community. In both my sorority and fraternity I’ve found these things and more. I can’t imagine my college experience at RIT without the memories I’ve had with my brothers and sisters.
I’ve been involved in a lot of other groups on campus as well that aren’t greek. My sophomore year I worked with the New Student Orientation team as an Orientation Leader to help freshmen students adjust to life in college and at RIT. The following year, when I was a junior, I worked for Residence Life as a Resident Advisor or RA in the NRH dorm. Being an RA was by far one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in college. Seeing my residents change from day one freshmen to now sophomores is incredible. I still keep in contact with many of them even though I’m no longer their RA.
Marketer Turned Educator
Although I’ve spent my undergraduate career in pursuit of a marketing degree, after numerous co-op experiences and my experiences being involved in campus life, I’ve decided to pursue a graduate degree in Higher Education. A lot people have asked me what that degree means. Does it mean I’ll be a professor? or a Dean? Well, no. Starting out, most people with a masters in Higher Education will work in smaller positions as academic advisors, admissions personnel, or dorm directors. Student success is what’s most important to me so I hope that after getting my degree I’ll be able to work as either an academic advisor or academic coach for students. Without having those people in my own college journey, I wouldn’t be as successful as I am today. Giving back to others by being in that leadership role is the least I can do. Eventually, I would also like to be an adjunct professor, for either business or education classes depending on the university that I’m working for.
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Hi I’m Jessica Gover and I am a fourth year marketing student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I promise I don’t cry all the time, just on days that end in the letter “y”. But really, if I were to pick a life motto, I would say that is is ” I am here for a good time, not a long time”. For me that means spending time doing the things I love. Not to mention bringing a positive attitude and humor to every situation.
Working as a Lax Bro
The end goal for me professionally, is to get involved in sports marketing and contribute to the expansion of underrepresented segments. My experience in sports marketing comes from my current position as the marketing manager at RIT SportsZone. I am responsible for leading a team working towards increasing the reach of social media platforms, as well as promoting the image of SportsZone Live. SportsZone covers over 23 individual collegiate athletics team. My passion for sports marketing comes from the fact I am an athlete myself, as part of the RIT Women’s Lacrosse Team. Through all of the broken bones, injuries and tears, I can with complete honesty, say it has been the best 3 years of my life so far. Being an athlete myself is what inspired me to pursue marketing in a sports related field. It is an area I feel passionate about and can relate the most to. Check out the links below to learn more about me and connect with me to start a conversation.
I recently decided to take a leap of faith and get outside my comfort zone by participating in the Living Through Sport program. At the end of June, I will be traveling to London, England to work an international sporting event as well as networking with industry professionals. For someone who frequently introduces themselves as a homebody, this is a big step for me. A typical Friday night for me usually involves watching Netflix. I’ve never been outside of the country on my own, so I’m scared and excited at the same time. I have always wanted to go abroad, and this is the first time I have actively pursued that goal.