Last night JMU Ad Club and Madison Marketing Association had the pleasure of listening to recent alum Emily Maynard talk about her career at Capital One. Marketing major and Team Leader in Dr. Clarke’s Google Online Marketing Challenge class, Maynard spoke about the skills she learned at JMU that transitioned her into the role of Project Manager.
“A world without Project Managers would be chaos,” Maynard said as she described the position. Planning, executing and making sure projects run smoothly, project management roles keep everything on track.
Giving students a little bit of insight to her position, she described the Waterfall management technique versus Agile. The Agile technique is better for tech performances delivering projects faster, about every two weeks. The Waterfall technique can be used for longer, more drawn out goals and projects. Maynard then took the group through an interactive activity using the Waterfall method to help them better set and meet goals for the future.
To conclude the presentation, Maynard described Capital One’s internship program and other opportunities the company offers. The JMU AD Club and Madison Marketing Association would like to thank Emily Maynard for sharing her knowledge about life in the real world with the students of JMU!