Today, we’d like to introduce you to our intern, Emelia. We asked Emelia to come on for a few months to help us out with social media and marketing. She’s only worked with us a short time and she’s already been a huge help!

Without further ado, get to know Emelia!

Q&A

What are you studying?

I’m currently in my second year at Western New England University. My major is marketing communications and advertising with an SAP certificate. I am also part of the Honors College of Business as well as the Global Scholars program.

What about your studies are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about marketing. I love learning more about consumer behavior and applied psychology as well as many other areas within the subject.

Tell us about one of your unique talents.

One of my talents is an ability to forgo any embarrassment and awkwardness upon meeting new people. This is not to say that I don’t feel nervous, but I have developed the mindset that these people could be awesome and I need to just get over my fears. This has led to some amazing friendships and opportunities.

What inspires you?

My family and the professors and staff that I work with on a daily basis inspire me, whether it be by them encouraging my to follow my own dreams or by inspiring me simply by example. I am lucky enough to be surrounding by staff within the college of business, especially the marketing department, who are extremely invested in the success of their students and are happy to share their successes and advice with us. Hearing about their accomplishments encourages me to create accomplishments of my own.

What is the one thing that makes your day easier that you couldn’t live without?

One thing that makes my day easier and I could not live without is my email. The ability to make constant and easy communication with the plethora of people I need to talk to each day has become priceless to me. The convenience of being able to get information quickly and easily has made my life so much easier.

What is your motto or theme song?

My motto is “what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”. That may seem a little dark, but really it is a way for me to remind myself that even when times get tough or I feel so stressed out that I think I might explode, the experience only makes me a better person and helps me to accumulate knowledge that I may not have learned otherwise. This encourages me to take on new challenges and stick it out even through the most difficult time.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

One thing that people always seem to find surprising about me is my age. Despite being a sophomore in college, I have often been mistaken for a sixteen year old based on my appearance. However, once people actually meet me, they usually think the opposite. Many people mistake me for being older than I am. Just the other day, a student that I tutored asked me if I was a senior. It seems as if people perceive me in different ages based upon the setting I appear in.

What’s the nicest compliment you’ve received?

The best and maybe the strangest compliment that I’ve ever received was “that when I dress up, I look like a senators wife, but in reality I would be the senator”. This made me feel awesome because it both complimented my personal style and my ability to make it in the political and business world.

What do you do when you’re having a bad day?

When I am having a bad day, I order pizza, hang out with my best friends, and watch a funny show on Netflix.

Morning person or Night owl?

I am strongly a Night Owl. I have often been referred to as bear when forced to wake up before 7 am.

Coffee or Tea?

I always enjoy a good Dunkin iced coffee, but in the end I am a tea type of girl.

Netflix or YouTube?

I love Netflix and Hulu and my current favorite series is New Girl.