Name: Sonia Deel
Program Currently Enrolled: MS Marketing Program
Undergraduate Institution: York College of Pennsylvania
Undergrad Campus involvement: Senior Class President (1 year), Student Senate (4 years), Ambassador (3 years), Sigma Delta Tau National Sorority (4 years)
Employment or Internship Experience: Paid YCP Ambassador (3 years), York County Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Intern 2016, Build-A-Bear Workshop 2016, Disney College Program: Disney Trainer 2017
Kogod Decision Criteria: I selected Kogod because it provided many opportunities in more than just academics. I have formed strong relationships with those in my classes and with professors I feel will help me succeed in my career path. Kogod is in a perfect location, with great professors and an active alumni network, all of which I was looking for when I was searching for Graduate programs.
What I Value About Kogod: There are three key aspects of Kogod that I value above all. First, the small class sizes and personable professors make Kogod feel like a strong community that want to help each other succeed. Second, the diverse cultural backgrounds of Kogod students helps me learn about cultures from around the world and work with people who think differently than me in order to enhance my graduate experience. Third, the educational opportunities in Washington D.C. itself, such as working with the Smithsonian for the next year in order to help them improve upon their marketing efforts is an aspect I will forever value. Kogod has provided me with a great deal thus far and I am so fortunate to be a part of the MS Marketing Program.