Meagan RobbJanuary 11, 2022
After Meagan Robb graduated from Truman, she moved to St. Louis, MO and went to work for McBride Homes, where she is currently serving as the Marketing Coordinator. While at Truman State University she was involved in organizations like Alpha Sigma Alpha Panhellenic Sorority, Sweet Nothings Acapella Group, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society, and more. Meagan’s hobbies and passions include spending time with her family and friends, music (especially singing), trying out new restaurants and city activities, and traveling.
What year did you graduate and what was your concentration?
What extra-/co-curricular activities did you do?
Did you go to grad school? If so, where? Was it immediately after you left Truman or did you wait? Why?
No, I did not attend grad school. I did not feel this was a beneficial investment for my personal career path.
What was your first job after graduation?
I started out as a Public Communications Specialist at McBride Homes.
What work do you do/What are you doing now?
I am now the Marketing Coordinator at McBride Homes.
How has your Liberal Arts/COMM education helped you?
As a Marketing Coordinator, almost all my studies and knowledge gained from different areas in the Communication field have greatly benefited my professional career.
Which class did you dislike at the time you took it, but now you’re grateful you took it?
I didn’t particularly love Persuasion Theory during my college years. Now looking back, I am grateful for the knowledge of behaviors and attitudes I learned about in this course. I now regularly use that knowledge in various work and personal situations.
What was your greatest accomplishment at Truman?
I was proud to be able to balance excelling in academics, participating in multiple extracurricular activities (including professional and social groups), and maintain a blooming social life. In other words, I was able to earn my degree and enjoy my time doing so while I was at Truman!
Why is Truman a good place for a student to study?
Truman is an academically challenging school, but it is small enough for teachers to know your name. Also, the small size allows you to get to know your peers in your classroom as well. Both factors result in a great education and experience all around.
What would you say a COMM student should absolutely do while at Truman?
I would advise Truman COMM students to actively get to know their fellow students around them. It will not only help your learning in the classroom and give you study buddies outside of class, but you will also enjoy your time at Truman! Many of these relationships will likely last long after your time in college.
What advice would you give someone who wants to go into the same line of work as you?
Always have an open mind. Your heart may be set on a particular path/course, but never cease to try new things. You may fall in love with a field or experience you never knew you were missing out on!
What do you miss most about campus/Kirksville?
I miss the small proximity of everyone in town and campus the most. The fact that many of my best friends lived right down the hall or down the street from me is an experience I will never forget.
What tag line would you create for the COMM department at Truman?
“The crew that never stops learning.”
If you could come back to Truman and teach a class for a semester, what would be its title and what would it be about?
The essentials of loving life, and enjoying the process.
What did we not ask that you think is important for people to know?
I think it’s important for students to remember that while you should do your best to excel academically, remember that a perfect GPA can only take you so far in life. Don’t forget to get involved, make friends, and don’t stress too much on the things you can’t change.