To start a textbook revolution, Boundless works with a superb team of college students across the country to promote our brand. Dacia Daly, a senior at the University of Rhode Island, is one of the top Boundless Campus Marketing Managers this week! Here, she explains why majoring in what you love in college is so important.
How did you decide on your major?
When I first started at URI I was undecided, meaning I hadn’t yet declared a major. I struggled choosing a major because I was interested in such a variety of subjects. I decided to become a Journalism and English double major because of my love of writing. I believe that you should choose a major that revolves around the subject you’re most interested in.
How do you decide what internship or club is right for you?
I personally like to take on any opportunity that comes my way. If I think the club or internship will introduce me to new experiences then I always go for it. I’ve learned that stepping out of your comfort zone can create some of the best experiences of your life. During college I’ve gone on mission trips with the URI Hillel to New Orleans and California. While these trips forced me into situations where I wasn’t always comfortable I always came back knowing more than when I left! Another one of my favorite clubs at URI is the Club Gymnastics Team. We are able to go to different states to compete and will even be going to compete on a national level in Minnesota this April!
What past experiences helped you become a killer Campus Marketing Manager?
I’ve worked as a gymnastics coach and summer camp counselor since I was sixteen, and while this might not seem relevant, I feel that these jobs really prepared me for this position. Working with children prepares you to think outside the box. You have to put yourself in the mindset of the children in order to think of activities that will entertain them. This prepared me to be creative and come up with new marketing ideas!
What’s been your biggest learning as a Campus Marketing Manager so far?
Being a Campus Marketing Manager has taught me to deal with rejection. There will be times where people don’t want to listen and are rude to you but there will be other times when people are really excited to hear what you have to say. This internship has taught me not to get discouraged and instead focus on the positive!
What advice would you give students looking to balance an internship or leadership role on top of other commitments?
I think the key to this would be making sure to have an internship you can enjoy. By having an enjoyable internship you like you’re less likely to feel overwhelmed. Also, if you feel that you’re spending all your time working or doing schoolwork you will get discouraged so don’t be afraid to take time to relax. Remember that working hard is great but you also need to make time for fun, especially in college!
What’s your secret to juggling school & outside commitments?
I think my secret is being realistic about what I can do in one day. Since I was a sophomore I’ve made sure I don’t have classes on Fridays and use those days to catch up with anything I wasn’t able to do during the week. I’ve learned that having a balanced schedule is key to maintaining your sanity in college.
What’s your favorite study hack?
I really love to use online quizzes and games. I find that these methods really help me to retain information easier. I usually have to search all over the Internet for flashcards and quizzes but now Boundless has made it easy for me by having them all in one place.
What will you do with the money you saved by going Boundless?
I’m going to treat myself to a spa day! As I said, relaxation is key to surviving college with a crazy schedule!
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