Michael Suchecki, who is from Groton, Mass., is graduating with dual degrees in marketing and political science. He’s planning to move to Washington, D.C., this summer to look for work on a communications team for a member of Congress.
What clubs or organizations have you been most involved with?
I’ve spent the last two years serving in the Student Government Association as both a senator for the Class of 2021 and the secretary of public relations and marketing. After my bid for student body president fell short, I rejoined the senate to ensure my peers' voices were being represented in SGA.
I was also previously on the executive board of the Isenberg Marketing Club and have been a course TA for Marketing 301 for the past two years.
What was your favorite class at Isenberg?
My top three Isenberg classes have been Marketing 301, Brand Management and Strategy, and Intro to Business Info Systems. I loved being able to work with real brands on live projects and coming to better understand the business strategies that make companies successful.
What would you say was your best experience in college?
My best experience in college has to be the weeks before and after campus closed last spring. The weeks before campus closed included the majority of the campaign for student body president, while the week after saw my friends and I in from SGA draft the extensive list of Covid-19 student demands. After fierce advocacy and massive student body support, the administration was forced to change its stances on more than twenty student support issues following the campus closure and I got to see first-hand how SGA can provide real and immediate assistance to the student body.
What piece of advice would you offer to an incoming first-year Isenberg student in your department?
Speak up, ask questions, and let your creativity run free. Success in marketing requires on a bit of crazy, so don’t let go of yours.