Maurina, a 2012 Studio Art major graduate, is the Marketing Coordinator at the Galleria Shopping Center in Edina, Minnesota.
WHAT DO YOU DO • • • I started as the administrator for the shopping center and was recently promoted to the Marketing position. I am responsible for all advertising, marketing and media relations, tenant relations for our 65 stores, event design and execution, charity partnerships, website development, social media presence and supporting leasing efforts.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • Design has always been an interest of mine, but I wasn’t sure what career field that would apply to. I graduated with a Studio Art in Graphic Design degree and started applying all over. Nothing sparked my interest, so I took a job as an administrator. My career has blossomed and I have been given the opportunity to move fields and grow into marketing!
HOW BETHANY HAS PREPARED YOU • • • I was involved in Colleges Against Cancer and was a layout designer for The Scroll which both prepared me for the career I’m currently in. The classes at Bethany were great, and the small class sizes gave me the education I needed. As a transfer student, it was seamless and wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Bethany!
WHAT YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT BETHANY • • • Sitting on the green in springtime when the trees were in full bloom. Absolutely stunning.
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS • • • Never stop learning after college. There are always opportunities to advance yourself.