Sarah is a marketing major from Buffalo, New York. This summer, she interned as a marketing associate for the New York Liberty. She researched fan development marketing tactics and partnerships and coordinated events throughout New York City. She has a twin brother also at HPU. She volunteers. She is a supportive member of the Kappa Delta sorority, but, this is just a small slice of this amazing HPU senior...
Hi, my name is Sarah Obletz. I'm a senior at High Point University, from Buffalo, New York, and I'm majoring in marketing and minoring in graphic design. So a typical day for me kicks off at 7:30 in the morning. Morning Barbara.
We have these great kiosks around campus that hand out water bottles and granola bars. At 8:10, I start my graphic design class, where I use the Macs, and we use different programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. Then, moving on in the day, I'll usually have lunch at the farmer's market. It's my favorite place. Every day there's a different hot item, and the cookies are amazing. Everyone goes there, so I can always find someone to sit with.
And then after lunch, I'll go to my statistics class. And then from there, I'll go to my sales class. And sales is really fun, because we don't really lecture as much. Knowing how to sell yourself and what you have to offer to a company, to a person, to anything, is a very beneficial skill. It's fun to partner up with your friends that are in the class and practice, and get good feedback and constructive criticism.
And then after that it'll usually just be homework time. This is my friend Bridget, and this is Haley, and they're currently studying for stats midterms. There's a lot of good study spaces, study rooms. All the learning commons and libraries on campus are also great.
Dinner is a different story every day. I live with seven other girls, and we really like to cook. We have a half kitchen In our house. This is my brother Peter.
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It's nice because we can take veggies and things from the farmer's market to go, and we'll stir-fry them on our stove. And then after dinner, it's always fun to just meet up at someone's house, hang out. We get a speaker and play some music, do some homework. Everyone's outside, no one really just hangs in their house.
There's two really fun swings on campus. That's really fun. They just put it up last year. My friends and I go to the movie theater on campus. I also participate intramural sports.
There's nothing better than having a good group of friends and just getting together and letting the stress of the day out. And then after that, I usually go to bed around 11 o'clock, and get up the next day and do it all over again.