Since starting "Maple Leaves to Palm Trees" it has been such a learning experience! I love getting feedback from others about my writing, post ideas, and photography suggestions. I have received many of the same questions from readers so I thought I would do my best answering some of them!
What does a brand ambassador do, and how can I become one?
I am currently a campus representative for KIND Snacks at the University of Central Florida. My job is to plan events on campus and build partnerships with like-minded organizations. My counterpart and I promote the brand by giving out products for students and others to try. We also do random acts of kindness for others such as giving out flowers or volunteering. It is the most rewarding job because, people appreciate our presence on campus so much. I got my job from applying to a posting on LinkedIn. But Indeed, Monster, and campus job postings are also great places to look!
When do you graduate, and what are your plans?
I try not to think too much about the future, but setting goals has always been extremely important to my success. I graduate in the Summer of 2018 (yikes it's coming up). My dream job is to be a field marketing manager. I am open to moving to any city (sky's is the limit)!
Was it hard going to a school so far from home and, will you stay in FL?
To say adjusting to UCF was difficult would be an understatement. The first two weeks submersed me into extreme culture shock. Having grown up in a town of only 7,000 going to a school of 70,000 felt like a city. Not many people knew where New Hampshire was, and I felt like a complete outsider. I begged at times to give up and go home for good. But I knew this was the easy way out. I pushed through my first semester, and things got so much better. My biggest advice is to NOT GIVE UP! UCF has become my home away from home. I would not have had half the amount of experiences or opportunities had it not been for putting myself out there. I do not have any concrete plans to stay in Orlando permanently but, who knows what the future will hold?
What camera do you use?
I have a Nikon DSLR D3100 but, I typically just use my iPhone 7. It takes really great quality photographs and, is easier to upload right away to social media.
Why are you a vegetarian, and will you ever eat meat?
When I was two years old my mom made the transition to consume a plant based diet. Following in her footsteps, I quickly picked up her healthy eating habits. Flash forward twenty years later, and I have never eaten meat or fish. This is just the way I have always been, and I cannot see myself (at least in the near future) eating any animal products. It is such a healthy lifestyle, and there are so many great alternatives to meat I never feel like I am missing out.
© Copyright 2017 Rachael Maurais
Welcome to my blog, my name is Rachael. I'm a twenty-something year old from southern New Hampshire. I'm studying marketing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Follow me as I adventure through my senior year.