Senior Reflects: Marketing Major Jessica Russo Aspires to Work in the Fashion Industry

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Today we speak with Jessica Russo, a senior Marketing major and Economics minor from Westwood, NJ. Jessica is a first-generation college student and an off-campus resident.

Could you please share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? 

My favorite memory is when Professor Pontes told me that in the past two years he has had over 180 students and I have been the first to have completed the Salesforce Assignment so early. He praised me for my abilities and that being a “pre-crastinator” is a great quality to have.

Could you please share your favorite social memory?

My favorite social memory is being the Treasurer of the American Marketing Association as we meet every Friday at 12 pm.

What are your career aspirations?

I want to go into the fashion industry where I would be conducting B2B activities on a global scale as I would be purchasing products from different brands to distribute to consumers at the company I would work for. 

Jessica Russo stands outside in the sun snapping a selfie.

How did the people or programs at Rowan help to support you with your professional growth or career aspirations?

By developing personal relationships with my professors, they were more inclined to recommend me for opportunities presented by Rowan alumni. They have taught me important key characteristics for job interviews and how to professionally present myself.

Do you want to give a thank you shout out to your family, friends, advisors or mentors?

Shout out to the lovely ladies on West High Street! 

Who is your favorite professor? What class did you take them for? And why is this person your favorite? 

My favorite professor is Dr. Nina Krey, who I had for Advanced Marketing Research Methods, since she has real-world experience. She was able to teach me skills that I can bring into the professional world. She is a great person to go to if you need advice as she is very honest and helpful. 

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen or transfers about making the most out of their college experience?

Get involved in extracurricular activities! It’s always a great idea to increase your network!

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Story by:
Marian Suganob, senior public relations and advertising double major 

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