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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alumni Profile: Christine Guerrini, Class of 2009

Occupation:  Marketing Specialist--Social Media, Aramark Higher Education

Major:  English.  Concentrations:  Honors, Writing and Rhetoric

What she does:  “In this position, I am challenged to explore innovative social marketing strategies for the college audience, scale those strategies across our portfolio of over 300 colleges, and provide monthly evaluations of our success.  I recently ended a five-month pilot of Instagram, which has shown significant potential to increase engagement with our students.”

Why did you choose to major in English at Villanova?  “I declared my major as early as possible, mostly because I knew I enjoyed reading and writing.  What I quickly found out was that my courses would provide me with an invaluable skill-set for the future: the ability to create thought-provoking arguments, back them up with specific facts, and convey them in a persuasive but concise manner.  I couldn't be happier with my experience or more proud to tell others that I majored in English.”

What was the best part of your experience at Villanova?  “Villanova is not just a school; it's a community.  With that in mind, the people were the best part of my experience.  I met students, faculty and staff who truly inspired me with their intelligence, talents, selflessness, perseverance and humor.  These people prepared me to have a successful career but, more importantly, they prepared me to be a better person in every aspect of my life.

Because I majored in English at Villanova…"I can see the world in both a creative and an analytical light."