UNCC Marketing Speed Dating Event


I attended as apart of the professional board advising marketing students of UNCC. This event was put on by the UNCC Student AMA Charlotte Chapter and was a huge success! Below is a list of the other professionals that joined me on Monday, February 13th 2017 at the UNCC Campus. At this event, we had 1 professional to 10 students in 10 minutes increments where students could ask questions about your career, how you got where you are today, job hunting and advice for transitioning into the work force.

1.)    Media-Noelle FredicksonRetail Services, VAXN Promotion Manager, WSOC-TV

2.)    Analytics-Daniel BoyceVP, Business Development, MSIGHTS

3.)    Red Ventures-David BusshartCampus Recruiter, Red Ventures

4.)    Marketing Generalist-Daniel BlileyVP Marketing, Passport

5.)    Sales-Brandon BoganProfessional Clothier, Tom James Clothing

6.)    Sports Marketing-Andrea Young, Account Executive, Wolfe Solutions

7.)    Social Media-Kristen MillerDigital Marketing Specialist for Retirement Clearinghouse (Financial Service)

8.)     Services Marketing-Molly HolbertMarketing and Investment Associate, MACC Venture Partners, Century 21 Capstone Commercial Group




SkillPop: Social Media Refresh

I attended SkillPop’s Social Media Refresh workshop on January 12th 2017 by Corri Smith, of Black Wednesday Social Media, featured at Hygge Coworking in Charlotte.


Corri Smith


Hygge Coworking WEST (Remount Rd. Location)


Let’s kick off 2017 with a new (online) you. Whether you’re looking for a revamp or an overhaul, join us for a Social Media workshop to help freshen up your online brand for the new year. Corri Smith of Black Wednesday Social Co. will share social media tips and tricks to help you start the year with success, whether you’re using digital platforms personally or professionally.

CAMA Holiday Party 2016

As the Events Chair on the CAMA Board, I oversaw all logistics and committee organization and collaboration with the other Charlotte Non-Profit Associations in the marketing industry to create a successful Holiday Party. I also worked with the Charlotte Ronald McDonald House to have them as our featured/sponsored charity for this event. We hosted the event at Ink & Ivy in Uptown Charlotte on December 6th 2016.


Social Media Summit 2016

I attended the Social Media Summit 2016 hosted by Social Media Examiner. This involved a series of live webinars and presentations from leading professionals in the industry. They featured information on all social media platforms, best practices and marketing and business purposes including advice, tips and trends. These live presentations were held over the course of 3 weeks (10/04/16 – 10/27/16).


SkillPop: Excel at Excel

I attended SkillPop’s Excel at Excel on September 30th 2016 by Sean Hornyak, of Sealed Air Diversey Care, featured at Hygge Coworking in Charlotte.


Excel at Excel
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 · 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Sean Hornyak


Hygge Coworking


Whether you’re dealing with spreadsheets at work or for your personal life, Excel can be intimidating – and don’t we all feel like we’re not using it to the program’s full capacity? In this class, we’ll help you get more comfortable with Excel and unlock capabilities so that you’re making the most of this tool. We’ll cover all the basics – from pivot tables to conditional formatting, locking down your file, and get through plenty of tips and tricks. Join us to truly excel at Excel!

Mobile Micro-Moments By Google Fiber and eDreamz

Such a superb learning event! So glad I was able to attend!

Event Address:
Google Fiber Office Uptown
301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28203


  • 11:30 am Doors open, check-in and networking (Personalized nametags will be available upon entry)
  • 12:00 pm Welcome & Lunch
  • 12:15 pm Google Presentation
    • Intro to AdWords (Search, Display)
    • Molly Dince and Celena Fergusson, Google Marketing Solutions: “Making the Web Work For You”
    • Tim Reis, Director of Performance Agencies at Google: “Mobile Micromoments: Why Your Biggest Opportunities Are In The Smallest Moments”
  • 1:15 pmE-Dreamz Presentation
    • Robbie Hodge, Internet Marketing Manager at E-dreamz: Impact of Paid Search in Charlotte & Your Brand
    • Ryan Cormack, Internet Marketing Strategist at E-dreamz: Regional Targeting Case Study
    • How we can help your business
  • 1:30 pm Q&A


2016 MSU Spartans of Charlotte Bar Crawl

I created the theme and collaborated with my board members to come up with action-designed details for attendees. I created all graphics, posted all social media and wrote all copy and content for this event. I organized all bar locations, swag, specials, and handled all registrations and funding.

My SnapChat Geo-Filters I created:


The MSU Bar Crawl Pamphlet I created:

MSU Spartans of Charlotte Alumni Bar Crawl Map GuideMSU Spartans of Charlotte Alumni Bar Crawl Map Guide



MSU Spartans of Charlotte Alumni Annual Bar Crawl 2016 Connollys


Event Description:

Congratulations You’re A Spartan!
Welcome to MSU Spartans of Charlotte Bar Crawl 2016!
Saturday, August 27th @1PM

We have decided to shake things up a bit from the standard bar crawl – this year we will be taking you back to East Lansing – a stroll down memory lane if you will. Use this quick start checklist and review all of the information in this guide to secure your place among the incoming class of Charlotte Spartans.

“Reserve Your Place” (Buy Your Ticket)
Step1: Register by selecting the style of shirt, select your t-shirt preference/size & pay online at eventbrite.
*Early Enrollment ($10-$15 OFF) Ends Sunday, July 31st 2016
*Open Enrollment ($5-$10 OFF) Ends Wednesday, August 24th 2016
*Waitlisted ($35) Starts Thursday, August 25th 2016 – At the door sales

Step2: Show up to “Orientation” (Registration) energized to start your Spartan Life in Charlotte!

“Graduation Cap & Gown” (Your Ticket Includes)
1- Customized Spartans of Charlotte Bar Crawl Shirt/Tank (*Sizes not guaranteed after August 8th 2016)
1- Pair of MSU Sunglasses
1- MSU Spartans of Charlotte Koozie
FREE entrance to all bars on the crawl
ALL access to drink & food special pricing
& possibly a few misdemenor write ups from the “ELPD”
2016 Spartans of Charlotte Shirt Design:

Women’s Tank Tops:

Men’s Tank Tops:

Unisex Tshirts:


Information for “Admitted” Spartans (Details & Information):

“Orientation & Placement Experiences” (The Lineup, Uptown Charlotte)
1PM – 3PM……………….”The Riv” (BlackFinn) – “Orientation” (Registration & Shirt Pick Up)
3PM – 4:30PM…………..”Peanut Barrel” (Connollys)
4:30PM – 6PM…………..”The Tennis Courts” (Prohibition)
6PM – 7:30PM…………..”Crunchy’s” (Flight)
7:30PM – Close…………”Rick’s” (Tilt On Trade)

“Financial Aid & Scholarships” (Specials, Games & Prizes)
Specials Per Bar
“The Riv” (BlackFinn) – “Orientation” (Registration & Shirt Pick Up)
-BURGERAMA! Burger & Beer Combo ($11.99), Buckets of Beer ($Coming Soon)

“Peanut Barrel” (Connollys)
-Info Coming Soon

“The Tennis Courts” (Prohibition)
-Info Coming Soon

“Crunchy’s” (Flight)
-Info Coming Soon

“Study Abroad” (Fitzgeralds)
-Study Abroad Shots (Baby Guiness $5) – not everyone gets to go, but for the first handful that do, you’ll be amazed at the exchange rate!

“Rick’s” (Tilt On Trade)
-Info Coming Soon

Johnny Spirit Look-A-Like Contest2x2
The Party Charlarship
$50 CASH to the Best Johnny Spirit Look-A-Like: winner of the “scholarship” will be voted (by sound of appluase) at “The Tennis Courts” (Prohibition) – More info coming soon!

Study Abroad!

Stop into Fitzgeralds between 6:30p – 8p and ask for the “Study Abroad” shot – Oh the places you’ll go!

Beware of the “ELPD” 
Info Coming Soon!

“Health & Disability Information” (Late Night Food & Transportation Options)
Transportation Options
-“Walking 101” (Literally Walk) *Don’t end up on the You Know What Trail or the Walk of Shame! Stick with the group! #FreshmanNewbs
-“CATA Bus” (Lynx Blue Line & CATS Buses)
-“Big Daddy Taxi” (Any Taxi-Cab or UBER)
-“Hamster Cage” (Parking at the EpiCenter)
Late Night Eats Available Uptown
-“Beaners” (Starbucks)
-“Bells” (Fuel Pizza)
-“Tony’s” (Red Eye Diner)

“Other Welcome-Week Activities” (Additional Upcoming Events)
Additionally, the Big10 Charlotte is having a Bar Crawl on the same day, starting at 6pm all the way out at  “Chandler – Freakin – Crossings” (Montford Street) if you so choose to join afterwards.

Next event is in “Cedar Village” (Draught) on Friday, September 2nd at 7pm MSU vs. Furman Paladins.



Meeting of the Presidents

I attended a dinner meeting including many of the Charlotte area Alumni Club Presidents. This meeting involved a discussion of how other Alumni Clubs in the Charlotte area ran their board, club, official game watch, help from their college or university Alumni Associations, etc.

Those in attendance were:

Notre Dame Alumni ClubJames Mannix
Florida State Seminole ClubBryan Neil
Michigan State University Spartans
 – Kristen Miller
Ohio State University BuckeyesHeather Dean and Robin Graves
University of Texas – Scott Shafranek
University of Florida Gators Brett Rampal
University of MichiganTom DeVries
University of South Carolina
– James Wolf