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Student Spotlight: Taylor Jacobson

Student Spotlight: Taylor Jacobson


Oct 26, 2015

Career Program: Marketing
Age: 24
Hometown: Oshkosh
Current Residence: Oshkosh
Attended FVTC: January 2015-May 2016

Why did you choose the Marketing program?
I have been playing music for almost 15 years, including playing shows and gigs throughout the Fox Valley. I was first introduced to marketing and advertising when I began attempting to get my name out to bars, restaurants and venues I had never played before. I had to teach myself the basics, but then decided to pursue a degree in marketing to help further my career in the field.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
The relationships I get to forge and build with clients. I have had the privilege of meeting so many amazing people that possess a mutual drive to succeed and do their absolute best, and it feels incredibly rewarding knowing that I have an impact on how successful their company is.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
When I was moving back to Oshkosh, I had to choose between applying to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which would have taken some time, and signing up for classes at Fox Valley Technical College. I chose FVTC because of their reputation for being hands-on focused and the convenience of getting into the classes I needed right away.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?
The instructors in the Marketing department have single-handedly influenced me to be the best I possibly can while pursuing my degree. They are eager to teach and share their knowledge of the industry, show interest in the work that I do both in and out of class, and take the extra time to form relationships with students that one might not get at a four-year university.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
I have already accepted a job at a marketing agency prior to graduation and I couldn't be happier. For the first time in my life I have a job that I am excited to go to every day, which is something I never thought I would get to do.