Hi, my name is Maddie Bottasso and I am currently a junior at UMass Amherst. I am a Marketing major in the Isenberg School of Management with a secondary major in Communication. I'm from a small town in central Massachusetts with a graduating class of only 95 people, so coming to a college with 23,000 undergraduates was definitely a big change! I am interested in marketing through digital and social media, as well as photography and video. I have been an intern with the Office of Admissions since the beginning of my sophomore year and I am super excited to learn more and share my story further with the Undergraduate Admissions Office this year.
What's the most interesting class you've taken at UMass and why?
Two of the most interesting classes I’ve taken at UMass so far have been COMM 260: Social Impact of Mass Media and ACCOUTNG 221: Principles of Financial Accounting. These two classes were vastly different but both were some of my favorites. Social Impact of Mass Media dove into the theories and reasoning behind the impact of media in today’s world, from past to present. I found it super interesting because of how big media is in every aspect of our lives. I was nervous to take Principles of Financial Accounting because I had heard it was difficult but I ended up loving the course and I learned so much about the basics of accounting and how important it is to run a successful business.
What do you want to do after you graduate?
After graduation, I hope to find a job that will introduce me to new things in the world of marketing and allow me to put my creative ideas to use. I love being creative and the idea of marketing excites me because it is a bit like solving a puzzle. The idea of combining analytics and creativity to market a product has always been interesting to me. Digital media and social media is always changing and evolving and I would love to be a part of this in some way through my career. Another passion of mine is photography so I would love to be able to continue doing photography in some way after graduating.