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Meagan Spurr

What do you like most about AMA?

When it comes to AMA, I would have to say what I have enjoyed the most is the people and friendships I have made since joining this organization. What really drew me into the organization was how friendly and helpful everyone on E-board had been and made AMA really feel like a family (which is a main reason why I wanted to join E-board and then become president). Because I live farther away and commute to campus (well commuted to campus pre-COVID), I did not know many people at UM-D, so AMA really allowed me to branch out and meet other students looking to major in marketing. Joining AMA has been an amazing experience and I am thankful for the opportunities this organization provides! 

What are some of your hobbies, interests and career goals?

Well when it comes to hobbies, I have to start by saying I’m VERY into sports. Some of my favorite sports to watch are baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. I have played basketball competitively since I was three years old and love going up to the gym and shooting some hoops every chance I get (although that has not been able to happen due to the pandemic unfortunately). I am a BIG Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan so along with the Michigan Wolverines those are the teams I am always rooting for college basketball wise.  In addition to sports, I am very artistic and love volunteering in my community to help others! Although I am not currently certain about the specific type of marketing I want to pursue, I have known my whole life that I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to not only express my creativity but help others, so I am leaning towards either working for an advertising agency that directly works with non-profits or going into event planning/sports marketing. I will be graduating in the spring from UM-D so I am beginning to narrow in on what area of marketing I want to focus on. The reason marketing is the field I want to pursue is because the field aligns with many of my strengths such as being very creative, an innovative thinker, very friendly, and love talking to people. Marketing itself interests me because advertisements and promotional strategies can have great impacts not only on a brand but on the customers themselves. I would love to use my creativity to positively impact the lives of others!

How do you think your experience on E-Board and being a member of AMA has prepared you for potential internships?

Overall, I can say this organization has provided me with invaluable opportunities and experience. The networking events and workshops AMA hosts have allowed me to learn more about what the marketing industry entails and learn how to tailor my skills to meet those needs. Not only this, getting to work on creating different marketing strategies to help actual businesses during the general meetings has allowed me to gain important real-world marketing experience.  In addition, getting to network with individuals at different companies during the networking events not only has helped me meet potential recruiters in the marketing industry but has helped me work on my interview and communication skills. This has helped me be more prepared and confident especially in my current marketing internship! I am so glad to be a part of AMA!