Sophomore Moore School ambassador Lily Averkamp is a marketing and management student from Kieler, Wisconsin. Since starting her journey at UofSC in 2019, Averkamp has become involved with Moore School Student Ambassadors, Advocates Against Alzheimer’s and Phi Chi Theta professional business fraternity.
What skills have you learned from being an ambassador?
I have learned so much from being an ambassador. I really didn’t know much about business before I came here. Becoming an ambassador allowed me to talk to seniors and alumni that could answer any questions I had. They taught us how to make a LinkedIn professional profile, how to communicate with business professionals, how to dress professionally, helped me with homework, and overall, just created a great friend group that always have your back.
What is your biggest takeaway from being an ambassador?
My biggest takeaway from being an ambassador is the connections and friends I have been able to make. Being an ambassador, we get to talk to a lot of people who work in the Moore School. Not a lot of students get to connect with as many people as we do just because we see them every day. I have been able to talk to my professors when they come down from their office or even talk to Dean Peter Brews over our Zoom calls or in the welcome center. Everyone cares so much about each other and really wants to be there for you. Giving tours to prospective students is my favorite part because you could be the deciding factor of their decision to go here, and that is really cool.
What are your summer 2021 plans?
I was offered a full-time internship as a sales recruiter with Signature Consultants.
What skills have you gained so far from the Moore School that will help you in your future career?
I have gained a lot of skills from the Moore School. Obviously, I’ve learned a lot from being in classes and being able to take a class from every major, but it’s much more than that. The Moore School allows students to achieve whatever goals they may have. I want to work for the Alzheimer’s Association or open my own care facility after college, and I didn’t know how I was going to do that. Just from going to a couple advisor meetings, talking to some coworkers and people who work in those careers that I’ve met through coming here has shown me that those goals are achievable. I know a lot of this may sound cheesy, but I just really do love the Moore School and UofSC.