Jessica Lindsey

Master’s in Marketing ’19

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Pre-Daniels Experience: I worked for eight and a half years in advertising agencies, mostly media planning and buying agencies.

Hobbies: I love to travel, hike and go camping with my husband. I’m also an amateur photographer.

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What advice do you have for prospective students?

My advice is to take advantage of the experience and really engage with other students, faculty, guest speakers, etc. because there is a lot to learn from this program and those involved that will not only be professionally beneficial but personally worthwhile as well 

What was your favorite thing about living in Denver?

It’s a beautiful place to live and I love being able to experience different seasons throughout the year. Since I’ve never lived here before, and it’s been a long time since my husband lived here, we’re trying to get out and explore as much of the city and state that we can

What has surprised you the most about business school? 

I was surprised at how many resources are available to students in the program. Even during Daniels Launch Week (our graduate student orientation), it became clear that the faculty are just as invested in students’ success as the individual student. While it’s obvious there’s a mutual benefit if a student coming out of the program is successful, it still feels like a genuine interest and sentiment shared throughout the Daniels team. Additionally, as I’m trying to maximize my experience here, faculty and professors have shown they are willing to be advocates for me because they can see I’m very invested in the program and am eager to succeed. 

What is it about the Daniels classroom experience that stands out 

I wanted something more practical with a heavier focus on real-world application and networking opportunities. I wasn’t sure how graduate-level marketing courses would apply this style of teaching/education, but I was thrilled when two of my fall quarter classes at Daniels had projects that were for actual Denver companies/clients. Additionally, the Marketing Leadership course had great workshops regarding presentation and interviewing skills that are incredibly helpful and practical.  

How have you evolved as a leader during your time at Daniels?  

I’ve continued to listen to others’ opinions and try not to only rely on my own thoughts or perspectives. Mentorship is something I haven’t been able to do as much since switching to freelance work, and it was rewarding to be able to help some of my fellow students in that way during my first quarter of school. However, I learn just as much from their perspectives and insights as hopefully they might be learning from me as well.