Young Alum of the Month: Ashlee Hespen

Name: 
Ashlee Hespen
Title and Company: 
Account Coordinator, McCormick Company, Johnston, IA
Hometown: 
Conrad, IA
Major and Graduation Date: 
Public Service and Administration in Agriculture (PSA), Journalism and Mass Communications; May 2012
Major Job/Position Responsibilities: 

As account coordinator at an integrated communications agency, my primary responsibility is to work with clients to discover their needs, and then develop and execute a plan to meet their needs.  This can be on many types of projects, whether it's a presentation, advertisement, video, sales material or digital project.  I also spend part of my time finding insights from digital analytics and writing content for various platforms. 

What you like most about your job/position: 

I love that my job combines my passion for agriculture with my communications skills.  Our clients are primarily in the agriculture industry, so I get to work with people passionate about the industry each day.

What advice would you give to current students: 

Try everything!  It's important to explore new opportunities while you're in school, whether it's trying out a new club, studying abroad or having different internships to find your interests.  You never know how your perspective can change when you step out of your comfort zone, and it's important to be able to think about things from different perspectives in your future career.

Favorite ISU class?
Marching Band. I received 1 credit for it!