Student perspective: market yourself for success

Mallory Pillar
Mallory Pillar

Sometimes finding your true calling can be a journey all its own. Metropolitan State student Mallory Pillar was interested in the fashion industry, but was concerned by the limited job opportunities in the field. However, she soon realized she could put her love of fashion to good use in the world of marketing. “I enjoyed doing the behind the scenes work,” says Pillar. “I’m very interested in the digital side of marketing.”

To pursue her education in marketing Pillar transferred to Metropolitan State mainly because it offers a B.A. in marketing. “I’d always heard good things about Metro,” she says. “I found an advisor dedicated to my personal goals and who always got back to me very quickly.” A class on marketing research was especially helpful, teaching her the skills needed to quantify the impact of marketing.

With her graduation date just around the corner, Pillar is seeking a marketing internship. She has already had one interview with Thomson Reuters and is set to go back for a second. Pillar has also found real marketing experience here at Metropolitan State as the social media coordinator for the Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center.

For students on the job hunt, Pillar recommends a visit to Metropolitan State’s Career Development Center. “They help prep you for interviews, and really pick your resume apart,” Pillar says. “It’s such a great resource.”

Update 7/7/15: Mallory Pillar was offered the marketing internship at Thomson Reuters. Congratulations!