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Recent Alumnus Spotlight - Marquis Maines, BSVC '17

Recent Alumnus Spotlight - Marquis Maines, BSVC '17

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Year Graduated: 2017

School: School of Visual Communication

Major: Publication design: Interactive

Current job title and location: Creative Intern, Edelman, Chicago, Ill.

What do you do? My daily responsibilities vary based on the demand of the clients. Because Edelman supports hundreds of clients, as a member of the creative team, I do everything from video editing to event branding concepts. 

What made you come to Ohio University? Ohio University offered me the opportunity to foster my technical abilities in a community of like-minded people. 

Were there other places you considered? Any metros? What made this rural location more attractive? I chose Ohio University and the rural scenery because I wanted the "traditional" college experience. I was eager to engulf myself within a new culture which included the surrounding community.

How did the Scripps College of Communication equip you with the skills you needed to succeed? Scripps provided me with the in-class resources to improve my technical skills and also the financial support to attend conferences and workshops to build my network. 

What about your experiences here was so memorable? The fun I had while growing as an aspiring professional is the most memorable part about being a student at Ohio University. I had an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and connections.