Alumni Spotlight: Lindsey Erlick, Pearson Education

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Lindsey Erlick
Lindsey Erlick graduated in May 2011 with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Mathematics. She is now working in NYC as the Marketing Manager for Higher Education Faculty Communities for Pearson Education.

What do you do on a typical day at work?
On a typical day at work, I collaborate with professors and internal marketing managers to figure out how we can provide better services to educators through communities. I help strategize new marketing campaigns with other marketers from around the company, so this usually means I’m attached to email and probably on google hangout video calls with coworkers from different offices throughout the day.

How did you come across this opportunity?

I applied online, it works! I applied to the Pearson Leadership Development Program my senior year of college and started in the 2-year program at the Pearson Education office in Boston a few weeks after graduation. I rotated through three different departments of the company and lived in Boston, MA and Austin, TX before moving to NYC for my post-program position in marketing.

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?
I get to work with students and professors every day! It is so awesome to be the voice of students and professors to help shape our products and services of the future and to ensure that we are providing the right resources to help students succeed.

Any advice for students looking to enter your industry/company?
Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone, say hello, and have an informational interview. LinkedIn is great for this – figure out who you know and how their connected and reach out. It helps you learn so much about the culture and the people at the company that will help you decide what’s your best approach. It also helps to really understand the challenges of your professors and fellow students and have the drive to help make their lives easier.

In what ways did Eller prepare you for your job?

Eller taught me how to continually be concise and professional when presenting or even in an email. Everyone is busy all the time, in an email (or presentation) be concise and reveal your value proposition right off the bat.