Where Are They Now 2018: Gabrielle Miller

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Gabrielle Miller, student at Eastern Michigan University. She is a senior Majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing graduating this December. While in the Digital Summer Clinic with Center for Digital Engagement, Gabrielle was a digital marketing intern with the tech start-up TrueJob.

A Little Back Story

Before the Clinic, Gabrielle became involved with CDE for the 2017 Digital Marketing Workshop as a volunteer. She was offered the opportunity to intern as the Winter Manager for CDE. With having some experience with the organization Gabrielle decided to apply for the 2018 Digital Summer Clinic Internship. She was placed with TrueJob.

While interning with the Clinic this summer Gabrielle’s goal was to improve on her strengths, which she did in, “web and other performance metrics, sales and marketing, written content, graphics content.” She felt that the internship also helped her grow as a professional.

Where Are You Now?

Since the summer, Gabrielle has her plate full. She accepted the Fall Manager for CDE where she is utilizing skills strengthened and learned from the summer as the events manager. She assists in creating awareness for events such as Accelerating the Sales Funnel and Full Stack Customer Experience (on October 26th).

“I design and curate marketing materials, strategically plan and promote materials while increasing the overall awareness of the organization.”

Gabrielle is also the EMU Student Center Marketing Communications Coordinator.
“My favorite thing about working at the Student Center is that I get to be very hands-on and involved with my peers, I have nearly complete freedom over events, and social media etc. This allows me to be creative and productive, as the lead of the student center marketing team.”

As graduation is nearing and with all of the experience Gabrielle has gained this past year, she knows marketing communications/ digital marketing is the field she has a passion for. She is looking at positions and companies to apply to for that will work best for her. 

“It is an ongoing process, but I know wherever I end up will be just the beginning!”

For Future Interns with CDE

“When going into this internship you may be nervous, and you may feel lost BUT you will figure everything out and all the pieces will fall into place. The challenges you are faced with during the summer are all growth opportunities. I found that not being afraid to voice my ideas is best. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes as well, or be fearful of feedback. The feedback and criticism I have received are all molding me into being better.”

A Thank You to CDE

“Thank you to the CDE, for helping me grow. I am very appreciative of all the opportunities I have been afforded, in under a year and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.  My current mantra is, “Keep going, Keep growing.” I use this for all aspects of my life, both personal and career-wise, no matter what keep going, and you will keep growing personally and professionally.” 

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