Name: Darol Cueba-Jones
Majors: Marketing and Management
Minor: Food Studies
Year: Sophomore (2017)
Position: Director of Membership
What does Marketing Society mean to you?
Marketing Society means so much to me. I only joined the club last semester and I will forever regret not joining sooner. I’ve found a family at Stern that loves what I love (which isn’t Finance) and I couldn’t be happier. They accept my weirdness and my big mouth and we all think ads are cool. I mean, we talk about marketing and different brands for fun. Being on the e-board has been even better than just being a member because I get to see these people three times a week and sometimes more! They’ve become my good friends and we always know how to have a good time. I’m going to miss Jacqueline, Fran, and Kathy next year, especially since I don’t know what Marketing Society is without them. But it’ll be a new adventure.
What’s your favorite part of being on the board?
I honestly don’t know. Our group text can get pretty hilarious sometimes just because there are so many opinions and personalities. But in all seriousness, I love how much we support one another. We get pep talks and get stressed but we always push through and stick together until the end. It’s really nice to be a part of that because when work piles up, it’s really easy to get all crazy and wild, but we have each other and when we have bad weeks, we know we have to work through and make the next week a better one.
What kind of marketing do you want to do?
I can’t decide! At first I thought market research. Then after having Red Bull come in, I really love experiential marketing. I want to be in a marketing position that allows me to talk to people and plan events, as well as solve problems, be creative, work outside the office, and everything else! I want to do marketing that involves a little bit of everything and right now that’s experiential marketing for me. But that could change.
Have you held any cool internships?
Unfortunately no, I’m behind on the internship wagon compared to all of my highly achieving e-board members. But I will be doing a sales internship this summer in North Carolina, which I’m super excited about, so I’ll be able to answer this question better next year!
What advice can you bestow to our awesome MktSoc members?
Oh gosh, I’m always giving unwanted advice so let me think of something I haven’t said before. I definitely will say to go out of your comfort zone. And push yourself! Apply for things even if you don’t think you’ll get it (you shouldn’t be thinking like that anyways! I mean hello, you’re at NYU). Go to that club meeting even if you don’t know anybody. That’s how I ended up working with some of the best people at NYU. And it’s been a completely rewarding experience for me, so someone else should try it too!