Mariah Young, a sophomore from West Burlington, Iowa, has made many connections in the Des Moines community starting from her first semester at Simpson College. Mariah is an integrated marketing communications major with a creative concentration and a minor in marketing. She is currently the communications intern at Dwolla, a web-based funds transfer service in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Mariah started at Dwolla in the middle of her first semester freshman year, then after a solid semester and a half summer came. She ventured to Wisconsin to work as the marketing intern at American Players Theatre, a world renowned outdoor theatre in the woods of Wisconsin. When she headed back to Simpson at the beginning of her sophomore year, she also returned to Dwolla.
She doesn’t have the ordinary job duties. She has found herself planning events in the middle of the Locust St. Bridge, escorts Ashton Kutcher up an elevator, and folding a large number of Dwolla t-shirts. Day to day she maintains the press section of Dwolla’s website, engages in media-related research, and takes care of various tasks to keep the office in order.
The Simpson College communications department has given her skills to be organized and confident, which she applies to every aspect of life.
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