Do you work in the digital marketing and communications field or know someone who does? Current senior Miranda Farley wants to help new companies develop their digital and social media strategy, after graduation this May. She would love your advice about the role best suited for her, and any other insights that you may have to offer.
Miranda is a current communication studies major with a concentration in digital media and a minor in sociology. Her dream job is to one day own her own company where she will help new and developing businesses hone in their digital and social brands. “I would love the flexibility of owning my own company while also helping people tell their organization’s story.”
Miranda was drawn to Longwood for many reasons, including the small class sizes, greater opportunities because of one-on-one experiences, and because Longwood allowed her to “shine brighter” than any other schools she toured. She feels she has personally and academically grown from the meaningful connections with professors and peers.
“I would love the flexibility of owning my own company while also helping people tell their organization’s story.”Miranda Farley ‘20 Tweet This
Aside from her academic work, Miranda is involved in The Rotunda, Longwood’s student-run newspaper, where she serves as the social media editor after working as a features writer her first year. She joined The Rotunda her freshman year and gives credit to Kiersten Freedman ‘19, her mentor and the former social media editor, as having a great impact on her life at Longwood. “Kiersten set the bar for what I should expect of myself, and she inspired me to be a hard worker and to pursue the things I am most passionate about.” Miranda is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, March of Dimes, worked for the Big South Network and is an intern in the Office of Alumni and Career Services, just to name a few.
Inside the classroom, Miranda gives kudos to long-time faculty member and department chair, Professor Jeff Halliday, and the passion he exudes for teaching. What is her favorite class you ask? “It would have to be COMM141: Introduction to Media Writing because it gave me insight into what journalism truly was, and helped me realize that I would rather pursue digital media because of the media's influence on the world.”
Miranda is a first-generation college student, something she is very proud of, and she says her status as a first-generation college student and her network of hard-working peers and friends, motivates her to cross the stage and achieve the future she dreams of.
Consider connecting with Miranda on LinkedIn and share your advice and any job opportunities that could be available to her after graduation.