Hi, my name is Maggie Wackerhagen and I am a sophomore transfer student at the University of Arkansas! I am majoring in Marketing and hope to participate in lots of extra curricular activities this Fall such as college and local high school ministry. The Honors Society scholarship helps me to take more high-level major related classes, which in turn opens up more opportunities sooner and allows me to double major. I am so thankful for this scholarship and the doors that it has helped open for me in my collegiate academic career.
Arkansas plans to have on campus classes this fall while following social distancing protocols. I think this is a wise decision for both the students and the university so that the best education can be provided and so that students continue to build and grow the school’s community as well as their own.
Technology will continue to advance, which will in turn cause us to advance in our thinking and abilities. I believe that technology will be heavily involved in the future in every aspect of life.
I think Marketing is very well positioned for the future. There will always be products are services that need to be sold and consumers will need to be convinced that they need this product or service. I especially think Data Analytics is very pertinent and useful. Social media marketing is also a very big field that continues to grow and develop at a quick pace and I only expect this to increase.
I think online organizations are crucial with a pandemic and that many organizations are now online due to the pandemic. There are great resources through these organizations for people to stay connected, check in on each other, and even develop new skills. However, I believe that in person communication and relationships are vital and need to be promoted after the immediate threat of COVID-19 passes. I also think that these in-person communications can still be practiced during COVID-19 as long as individuals follow social distancing guidelines.
Something very close to my heart is high school ministry. I personally was very impacted through my church’s high school ministry during my time in high school and I hope to give other high school students the same experience or help to give them that in anyway I can. Another cause that is important to me is at risk children. Specifically helping those kids have the basic essentials and that they know they are important, special, and loved.