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By Jason McGill, DLE Social Media and Creative Intern, Graduate Student at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Hello, my name is Jason McGill, and I am excited to join the DLE team as a social media and creative intern.
Born in Silver Spring, MD, just north of the nation’s capital, I have been fortunate to have a diverse range of impactful experiences both in the U.S. and abroad. A significant part of that journey was when I decided to step out of my comfort zone and committed to attending college out of state at Syracuse University.
My college experiences have been eye-opening–in particular, receiving a scholarship from Syracuse University’s Abroad program to study in France. This experience left a lasting impact and encouraged me to continue learning and exploring as much as I could about the world around me and the ways we are all connected.
I became interested in ways in which our modern world has been revolutionized by the internet and pursued my undergraduate degree in information management and technology. My studies opened me to a wide range of courses–from social media and website development to project management. The experience I gained led me to begin my professional pursuit on the digital side of marketing.
As I continued to immerse myself in the wide scope of the digital marketing world, my focus of interest became on the creative, design and content side of things. After reaching out to Syracuse University’s highly respected Newhouse School of Communications, I decided to pivot to pursue my masters’ degree in Multimedia & Design.
The program has helped me to refine my skills in storytelling, communications and design, as well as to dive deeper into my concentration of Digital and User Experience Design. I have learned the importance of considering the audience when solving any communications-related problem and the value that it holds in building connections effectively and efficiently.
My long-term professional goals include becoming an active leader in the world of communications and design. I eventually want to open my own agency for solving issues in brands that span a variety of industries such as entertainment, music, media, lifestyle and travel. My ambition to continue pushing myself forward and take on new challenges inspires me to continually put great work in the world.
I am excited to be a part of the DLE team and to have the opportunity to help the organization move forward. Through my experience, I hope to expand my network and make lasting connections that will be impactful for my growth.