Why Marketing?

Devin Curry Business

Most people change their major at some point throughout their college career, but I was lucky enough to choose one that I really enjoy. When I initially chose to be a marketing major, I thought it was mostly about making commercials and different types of ads. But I have since learned that is just one aspect of a degree that includes many possibilities.

The University of Mobile is the perfect place to be a marketing major because of the people you get to meet. To make it in the business world, you have to have connections. I have had the privilege of making great business connections through the University of Mobile. The faculty at UM are the type of professors who care about you as a person. The personal relationship you will be able to make with professors is just one of the many things about UM that will help you in your eventual career.

This past summer I have had the opportunity to participate in an internship with the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department. I was able to coordinate all things related to marketing. I created graphics, oversaw the social media, created a social media marketing plan and analyzed survey data to determine what programs and activities interest the young people of the City of Mobile. It was a great experience, and I am excited about getting into this field of work full time when I graduate.

There are so many different possibilities and opportunities that come with being a marketing major. When people ask me what I want to do with my degree after I graduate, I don’t have a specific answer because there are so many aspects of marketing. I truly enjoy and am interested in all of them.

About the Author
Devin Curry

Devin Curry

Devin Curry is in his senior year as a marketing major at the University of Mobile. Devin is a student athlete from Mobile, Alabama, and plays basketball for UM. He helps teach the college class at Regency Church of Christ. His hobbies include playing video games and watching movies.