Anna Reyes, New Media Marketing

Anna Reyes, An Undergraduate student at RIT.

Hello world! My name is Anna, I am a fourth year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I am majoring in New Media Marketing with a focus of Public Relations and Event Management. I  have sucessfully completed my associates degree in Business Administration at NTID one of th eight colleges at RIT.

All About Me

Fun fact about me, I am trilingual. I was born into a Spanish speaking world, until I started primary education I needed to learn English. At the age of 7 my teachers started noticing that I was behind in class and would follow classmates during activities. My parents took me to an audioligist, where I was diagnosed with hearing loss. Growing up I didnt like to be different. However, as I grew older I learned to embrace my identity and admitted myself into American Sign Language (ASL) courses. I now proudly know three languges and use this skill to build effective communication with different parties.

I have many years of experience as a Teacher’s Assistant for language access from a varied range of ages. Recently, I have assisted many Event Coordinators for special events such as weddings, birthdays, and retirement celebrations. I have also developed a love for creating flyers and advertisements for many different occasions and events using many different tools such as Photoshop and Canva. In school I have had the privilege to get a taste of many different fields within the business world such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing both online and offline, and Accounting. I have experience creating websites through WordPress, Wix and even creating campaigns through MailChimp. I have great experience working with different consumers with varied backgrounds.a Advertisements,

If you would like to get to know more about my career and experience, feel free to check these links

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Linda Vo – New Media Marketing

Hi everyone, my name is Linda!

I have started my college education at MCC studying Information Technology. Half way through my 2nd year, I realized that I didn’t like coding as much as I thought I did and didn’t see myself working this career in the long run. With the amount of liberal art courses on my belt, I have decided to switch into Liberal Arts and focus on the remaining 60 credits that I needed in general education to transfer to a 4-year school. I knew that I liked some aspect of the Digital world and wanted to pursue something in that field. I have stumbled across the New Media Marketing major at RIT and it’s working well so far as I’m a third year marketing student graduating in May 2020.

I have done a couple of projects in my Marketing classes. I haven’t intern at any companies yet, but that will change; hopefully in the Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. Until then, I will be stacking bananas as a produce associate at Wegmans.

On my free time, I like to take naps and watch Netflix series or movies. I also like to explore different food places as well and I’m a fan of the Marvel entertainment.

After graduation, I want a job as a Digital Marketing Specialist or a SEO Specialist in the Rochester area. In the future with the amount of experience I get in the Marketing field, I’m planning on moving somewhere that doesn’t have snow.

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Nik Montoya – New Media Marketing

My name is Nik Montoya and I am a third year New Media Marketing and Management double major at Rochester Institute of Technology. I am in my third year of classes and have a minor in advertising and public relations.

Coming out of high school I had very little idea of what I wanted to do with my life. In fact, the reason I came to RIT was because of a friend’s suggestion to apply. After receiving my acceptance letter and doing research about the school I found that it would be a great opportunity for me to progress academically and started my first year at RIT.

During my time at RIT I have enjoyed a variety of challenges for both my majors however, some of the work that I’m most proud of includes working with a few other classmates to organize a charity event for an organization called Alyssa’s Angels, in which we raised more money than they had ever received in the organization’s history of that charity event. It felt amazing to put together the event and have it be so successful, and that feeling of fulfillment is something I strive to put into the work I conduct.

I plan on becoming a graduate student through RIT’s 4+1 program and finishing my days of study at RIT in 5 years. I want to focus more on the managing and social media aspects of marketing as these are what interest me most. My future goal is to simply enjoy wherever I work in the future. I believe that working somewhere that aligns with my interests will lead me to be a more productive worker and an overall happier person.

To learn more about me check out these links:

Resume

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Nicholas Rudar – Marketing

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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.

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Emma Riggi- New Media Marketing

I’m Emma Riggi and I am currently in my last semester at RIT majoring in New Media Marketing with a minor in Communication.  I started out as a Communication major with a Marketing minor and a couple of years into my time here at RIT decided Marketing was a better major for me.  I have always been intrigued by social media and advertising, which led me to New Media Marketing.

I grew up in a small town in New York by the name of LeRoy (Jello was invented there) and it is where I have lived my entire life.  I liked growing up in a small town surrounded by family and friends and it’s also where I started my first job working at the local library.  Now, I work on campus at the Note Scanning and Scheduling Offices.

Over the summer I interned as a Marketing Assistant at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, New York.  I got to attend quite a few of the museum’s special events, which I worked on social media calendars and posting suggestions for.  At the events I was able to post live from their social media platforms. I also did some marketing research, created press releases and developed some customer experience surveys.  It was a great experience that allowed me to work in a lot of different aspects in marketing.

I still have a class and internship to finish up before I receive my diploma over the summer, but will be walking the stage and saying goodbye to RIT in May.  After graduation I hope to find a full-time job at a social media marketing agency.

To learn more about me please click the links below!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmariggi

Morgan Merrick – Inclusive Experience Designer

Summer in NYC

I’m an interdisciplinary designer with a passion for visual product and experience design. Currently, I am a senior Industrial Design at RIT pursuing a minor in Marketing. I will graduate in May whereupon I hope to work for a small design firm to streamline customer experiences and create engaging designs.

I first started my education at RIT as an engineer before deciding that design was my true passion, so I switched to Industrial Design and have used the breadth of the major to explore design principles like graphic design, animation, graphical user interfaces, and web design.  Throughout my design experience, I have held leadership positions and worked with teams to push meaningful experiences and superior design.

I have had the opportunity to work for a couple firms to enhance my design skills. I first had the opportunity to work as an interaction designer for a marketing firm that creates paper pop-ups and promotional campaigns for large clients like Samsung and Apple. It was a unique experience that allowed me to work on an inter-disciplinary team to create interactive products.

Furthermore, I also have a love for fashion and technology and seek to merge my skills through the application of graphical user interface and interaction design.

As a result, I had the opportunity to work for Kate Spade New York last summer, where I was able to work on the design team to conceptualize and develop accessories and luxury handbags. I got to work alongside fashion stylists and visual designers.

Thus, my education and experiences have developed my skills as a designer and pushed me to become a creative, out of box thinker. Following graduation, I hope to pursue a design position at a company where I can create influential consumer experiences. Check out some of my work or view my resume. Also, feel free to reach out and connect on LinkedIn!

Frank Barletta – Industrial Designer

(that’s me)

My name is Frank and I’m a design student from Syracuse, New York. I’ll graduate in May with an industrial design degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Industrial design is all about combining artistic skills, technical skills, and critical thinking to solve problems for commercial products and other physical items.

We are taught the design process and design thinking, which it turns out, can be applied to any situation, be it graphic design, user interface design, exhibit design, interior design, etc. I never really explored the other design majors or really any other kinds of design before choosing industrial design. It made me wonder for a bit there if I made the right choice. For example, this past year I became really passionate about graphic design, specifically typography and identity design. I was a little worried that my love for industrial design was fading by comparison. 

As I’m nearing the end of my undergraduate design education though, I learned that design is fundamentally universal. The principles between graphic, industrial, all of them really, overlap tremendously. I realized that my love for industrial or even graphic design was really a love for visual communication. Conveying ideas through type, shape, color, texture, all of it are what I love about design, not simply just designing shoes or furniture, or magazine spreads.

That being said, I’m happy with my degree because it has allowed me the flexibility to explore as many avenues of design as I can before I graduate. I’ve had the opportunity to work in corporate and freelance settings and have grown as a designer and professional. I am excited to continue looking for full time positions in the industrial design world where I can practice my skills and explore new ones.

You can take a look at my resume and website to get a feel for the professional and academic experiences I’ve had in design, as well as the work I enjoy doing. Also, feel free to send me a message and connect over Linkedin.

Kelly LaMon – New Media Marketing

Hey! Kelly here, a current student at the Rochester Institute of Technology from Long Island, NY. I’m in my final semester of undergrad studies, pursuing a career in digital marketing.

College has been a journey for me, to say the least. I began at SUNY Geneseo, where I completed the majority of my liberal arts coursework. In the fall of 2016, I transferred to RIT to study Dietetics and Exercise Science. A year later, I decided business was a more desirable career path, and switched to the New Media Marketing Program at Saunders. Health and fitness are still two passions of mine, reflected by my minor in Nutritional Sciences. Although my path in college hasn’t been quite straightforward or predetermined, I’ve learned an incredible amount along the way!

I gravitated towards New Media Marketing in particular due to its integration of analytics and modern-day technology with innovation and creativity. In today’s world, every business must be up to speed with digital marketing practices in order to maintain fierce competition. The opportunities in this field are quite vast, paving the way for exciting possibilities.

Along with my studies, I’ve been heavily involved on campus and with the greater Rochester community. I have held leadership positions as a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, in which I coordinated philanthropy events for ANAD, and later served as the Vice President of Programming. I have also been an active member of Irish Roar, RIT’s first and only Irish Dance club, and have danced competitively in years past. Lastly, I’ve held several on-campus jobs, including being a Marketing Assistant and currently a Recreation Attendant at RIT’s Student Life Center.

Manhattan Bridge | Dumbo, Brooklyn

Outside of RIT, I have had the privilege to intern for Rachel Aschalew, a successful real estate broker based in Brooklyn, New York. Her company, RARE, is a fusion of high-end real estate and lifestyle expertise. I helped curate reports for management, marketing content and blog articles for her website. This was my first chance to apply knowledge from Saunders in a legitimate business setting. Working in New York City was a rewarding experience – one that I hope to continue in the future.

To learn more about me, check out the links below!

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How a drawing I made in kindergarten got my startup to Silicon Valley

Zack Banack at the Great New York State Fair ’18

Hi, my name’s Zack and I have a story. This is a story about video games, losing a best friend, and becoming business partners with Gwyneth Paltrow.

This is a story that will resonate with those who have that inescapable, suffocating desire to make things — anything.

But, most importantly, this is a story about viewing failure as a means of self-improvement.

Allow me to introduce myself.

Who is Zack Banack?

I spend my mornings in the classroom, my afternoons working, and my nights making passion projects. Some people call me an “entrepreneur”. I don’t care much for that term; the internet has tainted that label for me.

I’m a Management Information Systems student studying at the Rochester Institute of Technology (‘19) in Rochester, New York. I’m getting my minor in Marketing. Even though I’m working towards a business degree, my true passions lay in creative developments. I love web and mobile, game making, and software engineering.

Make time to make things

I’m always making new things. For example, in early 2019 I created 2020 Colors. 2020 Colors is a color encyclopedia for designers and marketers. This website renders unique and information-heavy pages for over 16 million colors.

2020 Colors, your knowledge base for all things color

Why did I make this? Because I wanted to see if I could.

I’m always trying to one-up myself. But, sometimes, that means I bite off more than I can chew. Most of my side projects fall through the cracks, but some become businesses. This is where my MIS degree comes in handy.

Like any good adventure, mine begins with Super Mario

Growing up, I was fascinated by video games. It wasn’t so much the games themselves that I fell in love with. Rather, the concept of controlling characters in an alternate world piqued my interests.

I grew up with a Nintendo 64, a Game Boy Advance, and a wild imagination. From the moment I put my hand on a joystick, I knew that I wanted to craft my own story. I was dead-set on making video games.

How to (not) make video games

Being ten years old and without access to a computer, I thought video games were consecutive drawings, much like that of animation. I was under the impression that every possible “frame” had to be drawn individually. It was an absolutely absurd assumption in hindsight, but that’s exactly what I did.

I hand-drew hundreds and hundreds of storyboard frames.

I couldn’t fit all my childhood drawings into a single image if I tried.

My work wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t pretty, and there was no way of actually playing these so-called games. Although, I felt like I was doing something to get closer to my dream.

You can read more about my “paper games” in the long-form, picture-filled blog post, From Crayons to Coding.

Each one of these games used about an entire ream of paper and a pack or two of markers or crayons. My parents didn’t get mad at all the resources I went through, but rather praised my creativity and dedication.

There’s fun to be had in being technical.

Even at such a young age, I tried to be realistic in my design. I would add in menus, character selection screens, naming systems, flowcharts, and so on.

If you want to learn how to code, make video games

Fast forward a few years and I eventually did learn how to make games! I discovered a piece of software called GameMaker. It’s still around today, over a decade later. And, it’s more powerful than ever.

GameMaker was my first step into the world of programming. Making video games is a great way to learn computer logic as games are goal-oriented in nature. Break down the components of a complex game and learn to make them one-by-one.

The more I made, the less I drew. But, I paid homage. In 2010, I released a PC game called Paper Dreams. This game was special because all the sprites were drawn with crayons or markers on paper and then scanned to my computer.

Paper Dreams is colorful and hectic.

Paper Dreams and its sequel were reflections of my childhood, where I wanted so badly for my drawings to come to life for me to play with.

I released over thirty games and published them to play on Game Jolt. Most aren’t very good now that my age (and skill levels) are older. But, I take pride in them. Some of them were even quite popular! In fact, TimeStill was featured on G4TV’s Attack of the Show.

Just a glimpse at some of the 30+ games I’ve made. Most were two-dimensional and inspired by the 8-bit era.

Remembering my roots: the coolest project I’ve ever made

Keeping with the hand-drawn trend, I prototyped a project that real-time transforms photographs of doodles into playable games. Had something like this existed when I was six, my world would have been transformed. Now, I want to create tools for the dreamers, the six-year-old mes.

I highly recommend watching the video below. It’s one of my favorite projects to date.

The tools you use don’t matter

Self-branded as “The Most Accurate Snow Day Calculator”

In 2014, I took home the Technology Alliance of Central New York’s “Student Technologist of the Year” award for my work on the iPhone app, Whiteout Watch.

Whiteout Watch is now defunct, but it was a service for eager school-aged children. During winter months, it would deliver next-day probabilities of snow days in school districts. With almost 90% prediction accuracy, I was branded “The Snowman” by local news. You can read more about this project on the Syracuse.com article.

But here’s the thing: I made the Whiteout Watch utility in GameMaker, a piece of software meant for video game development.

Don’t let tools dictate what you can and can’t do. Push the perceived boundaries of the tools you’re using. Work smart, not hard. Right? Just be sure you don’t get overly-comfortable and put off learning new tools when necessary.

Coming full circle

Video games got me into coding. Coding got me making projects (like Whiteout Watch). Making projects got me a job making video games.

I don’t make games as a hobby much anymore. But since late 2015, I’ve worked as the lead front-end HTML5 game developer for a small studio. I’ve impacted over a million lives through my work across various genres. I’ve made everything under the sun from casual games to children’s educational games to casino and high-stakes games, and am even starting to tip-toe into MMORPGs.

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m an advocate of getting code in classrooms. Programming is an invaluable skill for people of all ages. Through a side project of mine called The Step Event, I’m creating educational game development content and creating the tutorials I wish I had when I was starting.

Without the desire to create video games, I wouldn’t have gotten the same exposure to programming. I was given an outlet to see my imagination come to life.

Writing code has already taken me so far. It’s allowed me to create entertainment as well as products to solve some of the world’s modern problems.

Next, you’ll learn about my most ambitious project to date, Afterbox.

Afterbox and my debut on Apple Music’s original series, Planet of the Apps

Mid-2016, I was contacted by a talent agent asking if I wanted to seed investment pitch Whiteout Watch for an upcoming show about app developers.

I declined the offer to pitch Whiteout Watch. I countered the offer with Afterbox, a service I was prototyping from my dorm room.

Afterbox is an end-of-life preparation service… Quite different from the calculator toy.

I believe in silver linings

My greatest accomplishment resulted from my greatest loss.

My RIT roommate, my best friend, Matthew, lost his life unexpectedly our sophomore year. This event instilled in me the harsh reality that young adults are under-prepared for what they’re leaving behind.

As a then-20-year-old, creating a business surrounding such an often-viewed unsettling topic (death) raised some eyebrows.

I set out to change the stigma in the most non-intimidating way possible. Through Afterbox’s friendly user experience, I got people thinking about the fragility of life without scaring them. Here’s promotional materials for the app.

Might as well go big

Me and Gwyneth Paltrow. (I’ve lost 120 pounds since this picture was taken!)

In the summer of 2017, I starred on Apple Music’s reality show, Planet of the Apps. Episode 9, Might as Well Go Big, documented my journey founding, developing, and getting grant-funding for Afterbox, LLC.

I pitched my prototype to celebrities and influencers Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and will.i.am.

Lightspeed Venture Partners gave Afterbox financial support and invited me and my co-founder, Noah Chrysler — better known as the personality behind the RIT Newsman — to join their 2017 Summer Fellowship program.

The Summer Fellowship program was invaluable. Noah and I participated in hands-on activities and weekly assignments honing in on the markets Afterbox would be penetrating. The experiences provided us with real-world examples of how to acquire customers and build a sustainable business. The Fellowship was a rich collaborative environment with a plethora of resources, both capital, and networking.

One of our mentors, Jeremy Liew, wrote a lovely Medium article about Afterbox: Supporting student founders like Zack Banack at Afterbox.

Palo Alto, California

Noah Chrysler (left), Zack Banack (right). Photo credit: Sugandha Dubey

With a little budget and big ambitions, Noah and I grew a 7-member-strong team under tight deadlines. We wanted Afterbox live on the App Store to download alongside the worldwide August 8 episode premiere.

This was such a grandiose opportunity, something we could not pass up. Hundreds of thousands of eyes would be on Afterbox. We’d never get exposure as concentrated as this again. We needed to make the deadline.

We missed the deadline.

Our entire team put in a tremendous effort, but it wasn’t enough. The scope of the project was too large. More importantly, I wasn’t fit for being a founder. I wasn’t prepared for how much blood, sweat, and tears there would be.

I thought I could “just” start a company. But there are no “justs” in Silicon Valley. This made me grow a larger appreciation for the startup scene and work ethic as a whole.

While Afterbox is offline for the foreseeable future, I still receive emails weekly from fans of the show thanking me. They tell me they’re grateful for getting them to “finally” create a last will and testament. Regardless of service tangibility, the world is a slightly better place now. Although, it’s still missing dear Matthew.

The consistency in my life has been from coding

If isolated, each “chapter” of my life seems so distinct and separated. But there are definitive segues bridging the gaps.

  1. Childhood creativity made me want to make video games.
  2. GameMaker got me coding and helped me launch Whiteout Watch.
  3. Whiteout Watch got my foot in the door to bring Afterbox to the masses.
  4. Afterbox failed, but I came out a stronger person with more self-awareness.

Even though I see those four points laid out, I can’t possibly predict the fifth point. Sure, I can take some wild guesses based on what projects I’m currently developing. But it’s the unpredictability of life that’s almost refreshing to me.

I spend so much time immersed in computers and math. I know precisely the inputs required to produce specific outputs in the digital world. Human life, desires, and emotions in the 21st century aren’t as mechanical as the computers we use. It’s true that behavior can be predicted to an extent. But for the time being, we’re still just bags of flesh trying our best.

If I had to summarize this bio with a single sentence, it would be the following: Be grateful for what you have but be hungry for more.

That’s all (for now), folks!

Thank you for reading! I’ll leave you with some links.


  • Check out my personal blog, where I post interesting stories and coding tutorials. One of my most popular posts is about a mysterious Nickelodeon animation that went missing for over 30 years, Clock Man!
  • View some of my open-source projects on GitHub.
  • Learn how to program video games. If you ask yourself “how are video games made?” or “how do I make video games?”, look no further than The Step Event: game maker resources.

Oluwatosin Arowosola

Digital Brand Manager

Hey guys! My name is Oluwatosin Arowosola. Too long, but you can call me Tosin (toe-sin). I have a BSc in Mass Communication from University of Lagos, Nigeria and currently a graduate student at RIT studying communications and media technology.

Let me take you on a journey about my passion…

I have a great interest in investigating brand communication, consumer engagement/behavior, digital media, and marketing/ advertisement. As an international student, I strive to look for opportunities that enable me acquire experiences in industries that are related to my field.

A philosophy I live by is

“Always know what to say, when to say it, how to say it, and most importantly to whom it should be said”.

Some Experiences

One of my most memorable experiences was an interview with Erin Foster, former director of marketing communications, Eastman Kodak. This was an opportunity for me to tap into her experience and expertise to learn about some real challenges, and how it was tackled. Watch here.

The Empty Hanger TV: An engaging multimedia project, that shows how and why clothes matter. Working on this project, helped me learn so much about the American market and also to see the difference, if any, in how digital marketing works or how it affects the target audience. I was able to see how a new business can use the new media to get a head start in the market. My research was focused on; management research tools, social platform scheduling, content type per platform and so on.

My most recent experience comes from Children Awaiting Parent (CAP). A non-profit organization, dedicated to finding adoptive families for waiting children. Every brand wants to have that online presence. My major role at CAP as a brand manager was to revamp the online presence, by creating campaigns that help to increase the brand’s identity. Some of the things I did included, but weren’t limited to, marketing campaigns, implementation plan, content creation, graphic design, website management and social media management.

The most interesting aspect of my role at CAP was the graphics design aspect. It was a challenge, but an exciting one which I am proud of myself for taking on. See, I had little to no idea on graphics design, but I basically taught myself how to use the available design software as it was a necessary tool to help me produce amazing results in my role as a brand manager.

I’m eager to continue learning and positioning myself in industries I can add value to.

Connect with me!

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Meet Dmitry Liapitch

Dmitry Liapitch started his academic career at Wells College where he focused on Production Cinematography, but soon changed his major to Physics when he realized he was more interested in how the camera worked and wanted to understand what light was. This naturally sparked an interest in him to learn about solar energy which led him to develop a passion for Sustainability. On Earth Day his senior year, he built a boat out of recycled bottles and sailed on it to show the amount of plastic bottles that an average student uses in a year while in college.

Wells College Recycled Bottle Boat Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faeidroh6jE

After graduating from Wells College in 2010, Dmitry came to the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a Masters in Sustainable Engineering as well as a Masters of Science in Sustainable Systems from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, which he received in 2017. That same year he applied to the Tiger Tank competition and won a full scholarship to the MBA program at the Saunders College of Business for an indoor photovoltaic solution; ‘AmbientPV’.

Recent Presentation on AmbientPV (TEDx): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70mXT-vngsE

As his adventures at RIT continue, Dmitry hopes to develop his network by collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and the extended RIT community to develop sustainable solutions. He hopes to continue to learn about ways to help build a more sustainable future for all by balancing the social, environmental, and financial components of the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability.


Connect with Dmitry on LinkedIn: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-liapitch/

Entrepreneur in Rochester-Tian Tian

Hello! My name is Tian Tian. I’m currently pursuing my master degree in Entrepreneur and Innovation. I’m graduate outfitted with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and public relations at RIT.

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My Entrepreneur experience

Constant learning has been my passion. It has been observed that the business world has become complex because of the emergence of different types of technologies and devices. Although, currently, I am one of the owner of local business “Tai Chi Bubble Tea” and things are running also smoothly, yet it is essential that the pace of change can only be understood through updating one’s academic and business knowledge as well. Additionally, this intention to learn new knowledge has led to choose the university program so as to use the latest academic knowledge for improving the performance of my business.

Knowledge without application is unproductive. In my previous academic career, I always actively participated in all those programs and events which were designed to improve one’s theoretical knowledge through the prism of the actual business world situations.

Learning is highly essential for successfully running a business. It has been observed that updating one’s business knowledge is pivotal to learn and understand the different methods for improving one’s business performance. Additionally, application of knowledge also improves personal and business performance as well. As a business entrepreneur, I find it reasonable to learn more financial skills so as to compete professionally. Volunteering has also improved my social and professional learning. In the past, I voluntarily participated in various academic and extra-curricular activities so as to learn different communication skills for effectively working within a team.

Supply Chain Optimization, Made Simple by: Ryan Posadni

Your supply chain is a complicated process, but I can help! My education and unique work experiences can be applied to your unique  needs and help to optimize your supply chain.

About Me:

Over the course of my education and career, I have seen the many sides of what makes up the supply chain. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, the industrial spirit is in my bones. My education and my diverse supply chain work experiences allow me to understand the unique needs of different aspects of the supply chain, and how to best optimize your supply chain. Supply Chain Optimization will not only allow your company to become more efficient, but save you money!

My Education:

After completing my Undergrad at Niagara University, I chose to pursue my MBA. In May 2019 I will have complete my MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business is known for their MBAs being ready to make an impact from day one, and the skills I’ve learned and the certifications through Lean Six Sigma I have eared during my time at RIT will allow me to have an immediate impact of your business operations.

My Supply Chain Experience:

In order to make an impact on a company’s supply chain operations, you need to be familiar with all the different links that make up the supply chain. Throughout my career I have seen almost every aspect of the supply chain, and learned from these experiences in order to apply knowledge and real world experience. From learning Inventory Control for the Walt Disney Company, to learning trucking logistics at a local company called Leonard’s Express, I have seen what goes into the supply chain on a daily basis. I have also  helped operate a warehouse for a national material distribution company, Prime Source, and handled the financial operations for logistics factoring company Integrated Logistics. My thorough knowledge of multiple aspects of the supply chain allow me to see the “big picture” and how all operating decisions are interrelated.

Lets Connect

Below you will find my Resume and my LinkedIn account, feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss your supply chain needs! You can also check out what we are currently doing at Leonard’s Express.

Connect With me on LinkedIn Here

Alexander Yu Huang

Salutations!

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About Me

My name is Alexander Yu Huang. I am a SOIS student at Rochester Institute of Technology studying to become a Full Stack developer. SOIS, or School of Individualized Studies, is a program where students can create a degree that is personalized to their needs and interests. It is an excellent program for students who feel dissatisfied with the courses taken in other degrees. However, students must provide a valid reasoning behind the courses chosen to receive this degree.

Full Stack Developer

For my SOIS degree I have a focus on Computer Science and on Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Marketing. The courses I take in both these areas will allow me to pursue my career as a Full Stack developer. A Full Stack developer is known as the “jack of all trades, master of none” in the computer world. They have knowledge in both the front-end and back-end of a program or website. Although they don’t specialize in anything, they are the most proficient in connecting both sides together. This is due to being able to understand the whole program or website on a macro level. I want to be a Full Stack developer because I enjoy “seeing the big picture.” I like to see everything work together but not necessarily how each individual component works by itself in detail.

I mentioned that I have a minor in Marketing. Although marketing is not something people normally think of when it comes to being a Full Stack developer, I feel that marketing is helpful for this career. SEO is a very important aspect when it comes to designing a website. It dictates how well your website is doing and whether or not there may be improvements to make. By knowing about marketing beforehand I am able to design a website with SEO in mind and bring about satisfactory results.

If you would like to know more about me, feel free to check out the links below!

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Noah Chrysler

RIT new media marketing studentHey, my name is Noah! I’m currently an RIT New Media Marketing Student graduating from the Saunders College Of Business in May 2018 with a bachelor of science degree.

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My story – RIT New Media Marketing Student

In my time as an RIT new media marketing student I’ve done my best to get involved with a ton of the awesome opportunities here. Here’s a bit about the journey I’ve been on since I joined the RIT community.

The RIT Newsman

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What I love about RIT is the diverse array of amazing events, clubs, and people. I’d often find myself having an absolute blast at an RIT event that I didn’t even know was happening until I walked outside my dorm room.

I wanted to find a way to bottle up those amazing experiences, in order to share them with my friends and family.

I’ve also loved YouTube since I was a kid, and after learning the basics of video production in my high school’s Broadcast Journalism club, I enlisted my friend Oscar to help me create a weekly entertainment news series about RIT.

In Fall 2017 Oscar and I partnered the series with the RIT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We currently produce the series to advertise RIT to prospective students.

It’s been really powerful to hear people talk about how our series helped them choose RIT as the right fit for them.

You can check out The RIT Newsman here!

Afterbox

In my third year as an RIT new media marketing student, after seeing the success of the RIT Newsman series, I became obsessed with how markets either embrace or reject new products and services. The success of a company is largely determined by how that company is perceived by the public.

I also became close friends with Zack Banack, a fellow student in the Saunders College of Business. Zack started at RIT as a computer security major, and had a lot of experience working for large companies doing freelance game design and development.

Zack and I developed an idea he was working on for a mobile application that facilitated the legacy preservation process that happens when an individual dies. We designed the app to help users store their best thoughts and memories, and send them to their friends and family when the user passes away.

Afterbox was featured on the Apple Music show Planet Of The Apps in Season 1, Episode 9. From that experience, in 2017 Zack and I were offered the opportunity to be apart of the Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowship program in Palo Alto, California. Here we learned the ins and outs of what it takes to make a startup successful.

You can find out more about Afterbox by visiting www.afterbox.io

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Blerta Imeri

Hello,

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.

About Me

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.

Work Experience

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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Shayne Mogilski, Please Hire Me

Hello

My name is Shayne Mogilski, and I’m currently a third year New Media Marketing student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I’ve studied hard in classes to understand the material, and not just remember it. Classes such as Internet Marketing have really helped me understand New Media Marketing. RIT has also helped me grow with chances to lead. This includes being president of RIT’s Sports Enthusiasts Club, along with responsibilities for RIT’s Phi Sigma Pi chapter. Through the good and bad times, I would have to say that RIT has changed my life significantly in the last 3 years and I’m almost ready to reach the next chapter in my career. Speaking of which…

Business Experience

Over the past few years, I’ve gained business experience in many different forms. While I was a senior in high school, I created a business plan for Traverse Puzzle HuntsTraverse Puzzle Hunts was designed to plan unique and well-detailed events at a low price. I’ve also been responsible for the marketing plan for a potential public electronic service known as TechHub. This business plan won the first annual best business plan competition at RIT, which was an incredible accomplishment in only my first year. Along with contributing to multiple other business plans, I’ve also worked as a New Media Specialist for Legacy Financial Planning. Legacy Financial Planning is respected throughout the financial community nationwide and are run by two of the most successful financial planners in the industry. I hope to only increase my experience with a paid Co-Op opportunity in the near future.

Contact Me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shayne.mogilski

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaynemogilski/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShayneMogilski

Resume: Resume.docx

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Hey there, it’s Lisa Hornak

Picture of LisaMy name is Lisa Hornak and I am originally from Houston, PA. Currently, I am a third-year student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I chose to major in Marketing with a Supply Chain Management minor. Finally, I am a member of the Women’s Rugby team at RIT and the DECA club at RIT.

In the future, I  plan to work in the sports marketing or marketing analytics industry. Even though I prefer to stay in the Rochester area, which I now consider it to be home, I am always up for an adventure when a good opportunity opens up.

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“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
 ― Martin Luther King Jr.

If you can’t run, walk, or crawl then I guess you end up crutching like me. Right now I am on crutches for the next 6+ weeks with a cracked fibula. Being on crutches has definitely been an eye-opening experience in snowy Rochester to the accessibility challenges of going to a large university.

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As my journey through college is starting to near the end, I am currently searching for a marketing co-op for this summer. By filling out hundreds of applications and obsessively checking various job sites the past few months I learned a lot. Therefore, I am more cognizant of what jobs are out there and how my interests match up.

 

What should you do next:

Finally, take a glance at my Twitter, LinkedIn, and Resume. No need to actually read them just open the link.  I need to analyze traffic being driven to this page using Google Analytics for my marketing assignment.

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If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me: Email.

 

Lisa Hornak Injury Update [ 3/27/18]

Four x-rays later, I am off crutches and in an air cast. Now, I will wear the “walking boot” another month followed by physical therapy. I am looking forward to when I can return to my active lifestyle and getting back into my gym routine.

 

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Hannah Tillson, Marketing Coordinator

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My name is Hannah Tillson and I’m currently finishing my senior year studying New Media Marketing at Rochester Institute of Technology. During my time studying Internet Marketing and advertising in college, I discovered a love and passion for graphic design. Outside of class, I run a small Etsy store, HTPlanning, love to try cooking new recipes, workout and am the director of philanthropy for my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha.

Hannah Tillson Planning

I’ve always been a (fairly) organized person and have loved using my planner, and about a year and a half ago I turned my hobbies of graphic design and planning into a small business! I design printable planner stickers for college students and am very proud to have almost 5,000 sales in the year and a half that my store has been open. This hobby of mine has taught me so much about Adobe products, social media marketing, engaging customers, and expense tracking.

For 25% off your purchase from my Etsy shop, use code SEMA18 at checkout. Visit my Etsy store here

Instagram

Recently I have discovered a more adventurous side of myself and love sharing new places and food that I’m trying on my Instagram page. Currently, I share my favorites of Rochester, New York but I also like to share weekend getaways and new cities. I would love to connect with you there and take any recommendations of things I should try! Follow me on Instagram @hannah.tillson

Let’s Connect

As of May 2018, I will be a graduated RIT alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in New Media Marketing with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. I am actively seeking a full-time job in the marketing industry that I am passionate about and challenged by. If you’re interested in working together professionally or learning more about my previous experience and skills, download my resume or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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The Story of Young Aspiring Donald Draper

My name is James Maxwell and this is my story,

As a fourth year student at Rochester Institute of Technology, I can definitely establish that my college career has been one heck of a ride. Creating tons of new relationships and memories that will carry on with me for a lifetime. Significantly expanding my knowledge of the business world and how various aspects of business operates. Solely to find my passion in New Media Marketing.

Marketing has always been a fascinating concept to me. I am always intrigued by being able to study and define critical segments within a specified market and effectively sell a product or service that will truly benefit them. Now integrating the immense world of the internet to that mix, and the possibilities are endless. Through devoted motivation I intend to utilize my digital skills and marketing knowledge to change the world of internet marketing, for the better.

Aside from trying to change the world, I have a strong love for cars. Since I was born I’ve been eating, sleeping, and breathing cars. Not literally of course, but intensive enough to where I can name every cars make, model, and engine inside a large parking lot. In addition to my passion in cars, I find movies and TV series enjoyable. More specifically pieces of art that reflect the essence of cinematic film making and incorporate the use of symbolism effectively.

“It’s your life. You don’t know how long it’s gonna last, but you know it doesn’t end well. You’ve gotta move forward … as soon as you can figure out what that means.” -DonaldDraper

Connect with me and together lets revolutionize the world of internet marketing.

Resume:JamesMaxwellNewMediaMarketingResume

Linked In:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamestmaxwell