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.
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!