When I first began to consider pursuing a master’s degree in marketing, I knew I wanted to gain two things out of the experience: a great education and the opportunity to get to know and network with other students. I did not want my graduate school experience to involve just going to class, taking notes and going home. Instead, I wanted a school that offered opportunities to interact with other marketing students outside of the classroom.
The Marketing Leaders Community has enhanced my experience at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. It helped me find my place at DePaul. I’m not lost in a mass of students. I have a community of people I can turn to who make my education a holistic experience.
Since we all will be graduating within a few years of each other and will be heavily involved with the marketing world in and outside of Chicago, I could think of no better group of people to get to know than those of us pursuing marketing at a higher level. I felt that meeting each other could be a good opportunity to engage with people who I might work with in the future or who I might be able to talk to while looking for positions. I would also be interacting with people with whom I shared a common thread: a love for marketing.
Becoming a part of the Marketing Leaders Community has done just that. It has provided me with a community to interact with, people to go to when I need help with class or advice for work, and individuals who are familiar with the experiences I’m going through, because we’re going through those experiences together.
The Marketing Leaders Community hosts networking events, symposiums and other social events to bring together MS Marketing students, alumni, recruiters, and staff to get to know each other and create a community within the MS in Marketing program at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
I chose to join the Marketing Leader’s Community because I wanted just that—a community. The Marketing Leaders Community has enhanced my experience at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. It helped me find my place at DePaul. I’m not lost in a mass of students. I have a community of people I can turn to who make my education a holistic experience.
It is also comforting to know that my connections to the Marketing Leader’s Community and its members do not have to stop when I graduate. I can continue to network and strengthen my bonds as I go further in life, which helps ensure that this experience is not limited to my two years at DePaul.
At DePaul, I already know I will get a great education; but with the Marketing Leaders Community, I am gaining a community that will last a lifetime.
Margaret Wolfe graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marketing at DePaul, with a focus on digital marketing. She serves as vice president of membership for the Marketing Leaders Community.