Name: Fran Jankowski
Position: Vice President
Minor: Psych and Media, Culture, and Communication
What does Marketing Society mean to you?
Like most freshmen, I was not aware of Stern’s Common Hour until I arrived at NYU for Welcome Week. I was so unbelievably lucky that I had Wednesdays free because that’s when Marketing Society met. Marketing Society is my favorite part about Stern and has served as an indispensable resource for me. I knew coming into Stern that I wanted to do marketing, but I didn’t know where to start. Because there is such diversity in the types of speakers brought in, I was able to figure out what aspects were actually interesting to me thanks to MktSoc.
What’s your favorite part of being on the board?
I have been on the board since sophomore year as Director of Membership and then as Director of Social Events my junior year. I can say definitely that being the Vice President has had a lot more responsibility, but it’s a kind of responsibility I love having. I feel so connected to the board and each eboard member is really passionate about what they are doing. We have started so many new things this year to better the club, and it is really nice for me to look back and see how much the club has evolved since I was a freshman. I enjoy working with people who love marketing and want to help create a community for students who feel the same way. And I’m really going to miss it when I graduate. (wah)
What kind of marketing do you want to do?
I will be applying to full time positions at advertising agencies. I worked at marketing events agency, MKG, last semester and this semester I am at 360i which specializes in digital advertising. I like the culture of agencies and I have really enjoyed the work so far. So that is what I will pursue.
Have you held any cool internships?
I interned at Eastern State Penitentiary for a summer doing different research projects. If the employers have never heard of it, they always raise their eyebrows and ask me to explain, which is fun.
What advice can you bestow to our awesome MktSoc members?
First of all, I would say, find what you are passionate about and do that. You are most likely going to be working every day for a really long time after you graduate. If you don’t like what you are doing, it will not be a fun time. College is a time for exploring. You do not need to do what everyone else is doing. On that point, the second thing I want to suggest is to ask questions. Talk to as many people as you can: your classmates in Stern, students in other schools, upperclassmen, professors, professionals. Ask them about their experiences and share your own. That can be the best way to learn.
If you want to ask me any questions, feel free! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.