Hi! My name is Emily Peck. I am a junior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, from St. Charles, Illinois. I am double majoring in public relations and advertising with marketing and leadership minors.
While I may not have a clear plan yet for my future career, I know that it will revolve around people. The communication between individuals is what allows communities to thrive.
Humans were never meant to exist in isolation, and we rely upon one another. In working off of each others strengths, we can grow into the best possible versions of ourselves.
What Rowing has Taught Me
I began rowing my junior year of high school. I had just moved to a new state, and was looking for some way to find my community, and stumbled upon rowing.
Fast forward to what is now four years later, and joining this niche sport was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
In these four years, I have built some of my strongest relationships, learned about time management, found the meaning of dedication and commitment, figured out goal setting, and discovered who I am as a leader.
As cliche as it may sound, rowing has forever shaped who I am, and I will carry these values with me for the rest of my life.
My Experience With Athletics Marketing
My internship with Drake Athletics Marketing was the first taste I got of my studies in a real world setting. While it’s great to sit in lectures and learn all the theories behind practices, there comes a time where you have to just go out and experience it for yourself.
This is what I’ve done in my work with Drake Athletics.
There is so much that goes into a game day setting behind the scenes that no one thinks twice about. However, there is a multitude of coordination that is required to make everything run smooth.
From promotions, to music and lights, to telling everyone what they need to do when, marketing runs the show. They are in charge of everyone, leading the charge.
The communication between different departments is what allows these various events to take place.
I’ve learned so much in my brief amount of time in the communications field, and I’m looking forward to seeing more and learning how I can help make a difference.