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Ali Lasday
Master of Science in Marketing
Graduate Student Ambassador
Ali Lasday

HOMETOWN

Deerfield, Illinois

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE DANIELS?

There are a couple of reasons why I was initially attracted to the Daniels College of Business for my graduate experience. The first reason being that its reputation speaks for itself. As one of the most respected universities in the Rocky Mountain region, I knew studying here would give me a leg up in the job market. Additionally, DU takes great care to ensure each and every student is following a path that leads them towards their specific passions and goals. DU’s commitment to my success and happiness as a student gives me confidence that I have made the correct decision becoming a Pioneer!

PREVIOUS EDUCATION

Bachelor in Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

PRE-GRAD SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

I worked as a brand manager for a little over two years. While I cherish my previous experience, I am excited to be continuing my journey for knowledge and self-growth here at DU!

POST GRAD SCHOOL GOAL

Entering into my MS Marketing degree, I really didn’t know which niche of marketing I had a passion for in particular. I’ve always known I wanted a career that would present constant challenges and changes, keep me on my toes and keep my mind working. Within a month, I’ve found a strong passion for marketing research and I hope to pursue it as a career after I graduate in the spring. I’m thankful for the direction DU has already been able to provide.

HOBBIES

When I am not working on group projects or conducting research, I like to take every chance I can get to be outside. This could mean anything from live music festivals, paddle boarding, camping, hammocking or taking my Jeep Wrangler off-roading. That’s what is so great about colorful Colorado!