The Marietta Effect
Mike Daugherty '09
Major: Advertising & Public Relations
Minor: Sports Management and Art
Additional Education: Master of Arts, Syracuse University
Current Job/Employer: Digital Media Solutions Planner, Electronic Arts
Hometown: Cambridge, Ohio
Clubs/Organizations: Sports Information Department, The Marcolian, Career Center, AAF, College Union Board
Favorite Professor: Dr. Mike Taylor
When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?
This definitely developed over the years. Marietta was convenient at the start. Through the course of developing what would remain deep friendships in Marietta Hall freshman year, there’s something innately gratifying in recognizing through the years Marietta was the perfect place for me in those four years. Further developing impactful relationships with faculty/staff as an upperclassmen, and finding a “home” in Marietta besides just that of the campus grid, MC developed into my favorite blue jeans! I look back, and fate is a cheesy way to describe it, but MC wound up being a highly coveted chapter in my life, shaping who I am today — an experience/choice I could never think of writing another way.
What impact did Marietta College have on your career?
Marietta instilled in me the notion to take/and create what I wanted out of any experience — to take advantage of the freedom to make the most of the resources at my disposal. Much of getting everything there is to be had out of an experience is forging and uncovering what’s not necessarily clearly outlined in the curriculum/syllabus/guidebook/job description.
What does it mean to be a Pioneer?
To lead — whether that is formally, or by example. Being a Pioneer is inspiring those around you to be “Pioneers” in their own right. It’s easy to go through the motions, or punch a clock. To be a Pioneer is to not settle — to take the road less traveled, be curious, explore, ask questions, uncover, and blaze your own path you’ll leave behind.