Student Profiles

Kelsey Best

<p>“I-wanted-a-career-that-would-always-keep-me-on-my-feet.-I-didn’t-want-to-be-a-person-that-was-stuck-at-their-desk-all-day.”</p>

Kelsey Best plans on working in the golf industry and planning major tournaments. When she isn't focused on schoolwork, Kelsey is involved in her sorority and communication studies club. 

Lydia Granahan

<p>“I-have-always-had-a-creative-side-and-it-event-management-lets-me-use-that-while-also-using-my-logistics-brain.”</p>

Lydia Granahan plans to pursue a career in the music industry. When she isn't focused on schoolwork, Lydia is involved event management club and her sorority. 

Jemie Ilunga

<p>“I-didn’t-think-I-would-make-it-this-far.-I-just-jumped-on-the-boat-and-never-looked-back.-All-the-no’s-kept-me-moving-forward.”</p>

Jemie Ilunga plans to work as a fashion designer after graduation. When she isn't studying, Jemie enjoys watching Netflix and catching up on sleep.

Taylor Barnard

<p>“I-feel-like-the-College-of-Human-Sciences-has-allowed-me-to-find-my-own-unique-experience-here.”</p>

Taylor Barnard hopes to work at the Make-A-Wish Foundation after she graduates. When she isn't studying, Taylor enjoys volunteering, following Bob Ross painting tutorials with friends, and taking care of her plants.

Makenzie Schurk

<p>“I try and make connections and find things in common and help people connect. I’m a people person.”</p>

Makenzie Schurk plans to work as a celebrity stylist or in a wholesale showroom after graduation. When Mackenzie isn't studying, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and going to get half price appetizers at Applebee's.

Ashley Jones

<p>“In-classes-everything-with-event-management-is-creative-in-some-way.-Even-if-it’s-just-creating-the-timeline-for-an-event-–-the-major-as-a-whole-encourages-creativity.”</p>

Ashley Jones is in the midst of creating her own online event design studio. When she isn't working on her business, Ashley loves to craft: making shirts, canvases, and customized mugs.

Mariah Mikel

<p>“Going-to-the-Bahamas-was-a-mixture-of-fun-and-education.”</p>

Mariah Mikel is pursuing a degree in hospitality management with the goal of one day managing a resort in Hawaii. Besides making travel plans to tropical destinations, she enjoys working out, going to the movies, and trying new restaurants in her free time.

Sarah Wright

<p>I-currently-hold-three-positions-on-Trend-Magazine-which-has-never-been-done-before</p>

Sarah Wright has a strong interest for digital retail and hopes to help a major retail company bridge the gap between e-commerce and brick and mortar. Until she reaches her goal, she enjoys listening to Retail Gets Real podcasts by the National Retail Federation and playing computer games in her free time.

Courtney Biere

<p>“The-Collegiately-Creative-Conference-is-for-students-by-students.”</p>

Courtney Biere hopes to become a corporate event planner or immerse herself in fashion show production after graduation. While she prepares to reach her career goal, outside of studying she enjoys spending time with friends over board games, eating good food, and attending group fitness classes.

Tammie Melton

<p>“The-National-Retail-Federation-Student-Program-is-a-big-event-focused-on-getting-you-connected.”</p>

Tammie Melton hopes to use her apparel, merchandising, and design major and her second major in marketing to work as a talent manager or for Glossier as a social media director. For now, Tammie watches YouTube videos, scrolls through Instagram, and reads style blogs in her free time.