Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spotlight on: Alumna Gabrielle Miller


Gabrielle Miller graduated from Eastern Michigan University in December 2018 with a major in Communication and a minor in Marketing. While in school, Miller was President of the Multicultural Greek Council, Vice President of Zeta Sigma Chi, and held numerous other volunteer positions. She also worked as a Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Student Center and did both graphic design and marketing for the Center for Digital Engagement in addition to her startup placement at TrueJob.


Miller credits the Center for Digital Engagement Summer Clinic for putting her in a unique position as she embarked on her job hunt. “For many of what jobs had as requirements I was able to use my summer experience as talking points. In doing the summer internship you leave with many new things under your belt. New connections, knowledge, and you have reputable certifications under your belt,” said Miller, speaking of her experienced in the clinic. She also cites major improvements to her online profile, including her LinkedIn. “I had professionals asking me for business advice while I was still in college.” 


Within six months of graduating college, Miller landed her dream job at Nachi Robotics, where she is now a Marketing Specialist.
  
To current and future clinic participants, Miller says that persistence is key. “Don’t give up, and never settle. Be patient and persistent, and know your worth.” 


Miller also encourages students to realize the value of connections, and of networking. She expresses her sincere gratitude and thanks for the connections she has forged with other CDE participants, CDE Director Bud Gibson, and with the other professionals she’s had the opportunity to work with as a result of her internship.     

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