Student Success Stories: Adam Branch
Meet Adam Branch! Adam is in his fourth year at UWO and plans to graduate from the College of Business in the fall of 2021. Adam is majoring in business management with an emphasis in digital marketing. “Some of my favorite classes I’ve taken include Digital Marketing, Essentials of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Digital Marketing Analytics,” Adam said. “I’m excited about my engineering project management course I’m taking this semester as well.”
Throughout Adam’s time on campus, he has worked at Reeve Union as a burrito expert as well as a variety of other jobs including a swim lesson instructor, house painter, a cook at Red Robin, and territory manager for a startup business called Sydetasker that his friend Colin Milligan created. Adam recently just landed an internship as a digital marketing intern with Kathy Fredrickson, a professor in the College of Business, for a digital marketing clinic. When asked how Adam landed the role he answered, “I’ve taken two of Kathy’s courses which not only got me excited about digital marketing, it taught me enough to meet some of the qualifications necessary for the position! When Kathy mentioned the position to our class, I reached out to her and interviewed within the next day.”
A resource Adam has used in preparing himself for job interviews has been the mock interviews offered by the Career & Professional Development office. Mock interviews are a great way for students to get experience and feedback by interviewing with real employers from Wisconsin.
“The Career & Professional Development Office has definitely helped me prepare for landing this position,” Adam said. “I would say the mock interviews helped me the most. [They] taught me how to be comfortable and confident while interviewing.”
Adam said in five years he sees himself continuing with digital marketing and using his management degree to lead a team effectively. One day he could also see himself opening up his own business.
“One piece of advice I could give is to not get stuck in one spot,” Adam said. “Always be open to opportunity and keep your options open. You never know where life may take you.”
Congratulations, Adam on all your accomplishments thus far! We wish you the best of luck going forward!
If you’d like to take advantage of some of Career & Professional Development’s interviewing resources, check out our Interviewing webpage and our resource Big Interview. When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to only read advice – you need to put that advice into practice! That’s why Big Interview isn’t just a training course. You’ll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level.