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Kennedy
Kennedy

Major:

Marketing and Textiles & Apparel

Hometown:

Des Moines, Iowa

Year:

Sophomore

Career Goal(s): I hope to someday to work for a magazine under Condé Nast Publications. It is also a dream to work for Teen Vogue, and I know with the hard work I put in, things will work out how they’re supposed to.

 How has your academic experience been? Tell us about any great classes or professors that inspired or challenged you. Are you happy with your major choice?

I can honestly say I feel like I matter as a student at UNI. I know there have been times I have emailed professors saying that I was going to be absent due to illness and they were quick to follow up and ask if I was feeling better by the next class. That’s the difference at UNI. I’ll never forget when a teacher of mine told me that he saw so much potential in me and that I had that spark it took to succeed. Yes, it takes a lot of work and meticulous planning, but that’s who I am. I know I will be prepared for the “real world” after attending UNI.  

 What kind of on-campus organizations/activities are you involved in? How does that involvement enrich your overall college experience?

Being part of many organizations has given me an opportunity to be a well-prepared professional by graduation. In the American Marketing Association, I serve as the Vice President of Fundraising and get the opportunity to attend many conferences as well as develop skills in Fundraising events.

 As a member of Alpha Delta Pi, I have learned a lot about who I am as a woman not only on campus, but who I want to be after my four years at UNI. I have had many up and downs being in a Greek organization, but I can say I’ve grown in conflict resolution, effective communication, and what it means to live for another.

 Also I help in the production of our student-run fashion magazine, Uprising. I joined as a freshman and was just trying to find my way on campus as a fashion loving business woman. Uprising has prepared me tremendously for working in the industry and has shown me what it really is like to do the nitty gritty work it takes to create the glossy pages of a magazine.

 Years from now, what will you remember most about UNI?

Years from now it’s not going to matter how many times I took Business Statistics (twice), or how terrible I was at sewing a collar. What I’m going to remember most about my time here at UNI are the people and the impact they had on my life. There are professors that have already made that impact and there are fellow students that I know will be there at my wedding someday. The people you invest in during your time in college are the people that shape you going into the future.