Mary M. Marsden, a recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, received a B.S. degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Sociology. While studying abroad at the Ithaca College London Center in the spring of 2008, she attended classes and interned at Blurb Music PR, a London-based independent public relations agency specializing in artist promotion and consultation.
Her peers elected Maggie as the Vice President of Ithaca College’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is responsible for event planning, agency/firm visits and weekly group meetings or workshops. PRSSA’s major events include “Make-a-Swish for Make-a-Wish” charity basketball tournament and “PR Works” networking night.
In summer 2009, Maggie worked as a marketing intern at the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, a cultural tax district located in Denver, CO. During that time, Maggie was responsible for marketing communications, event planning, social media, organization and training of volunteers. Earlier in her college career, Maggie interned on the marketing committee of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), assisting with the design of promotional materials. She was also the marketing research intern at theDelaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Carbon County Partners for Progress. There, she successfully collected and reported data for a tourism study and the 2008 Carbon County Needs Assessment Study.
Born and raised in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Maggie attended Jim Thorpe Area Senior High School where she was Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper, The Olympiad. She considers herself an early adopter and enjoys media (more specifically – SNL), cooking, making playlists and spending time with her family, friends, and three dogs in her free time.
Currently, Maggie is looking to secure a position within the marketing/advertising industry.
She is seeking an opportunity that will enable her to apply the knowledge and skills she has gained throughout her experiences and relevant coursework while attending the Roy H. Park School of Communications.