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Laura Cole

Laura Cole


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Laura's work combines: Technology, Education, and Building Things

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Day In The Life

Implementation Specialist

I help colleges build marketing campaigns and solutions to support their recruitment initiatives.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Voorhees High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    Muhlenberg College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Information Technology Project Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Graduate Degree: Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Certification: Project Management

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Was a "band geek" growing up - participated in every music program, & served as lead chair/mentor.

  • 2.

    Pursued private flute lessons/programs to prep for a career as a performance flutist.

  • 3.

    Majored in Psychology based on my interest in an AP class I took my senior year of high school.

  • 4.

    Senior year joined a faculty research project in Psychology, while pursuing an internship in HR.

  • 5.

    Realized neither was a good fit post-graduation.

  • 6.

    Joined the Student Conservation Association & did a year of service work to broaden my experiences.

  • 7.

    Ran a farmers market, amongst other projects, and realized I loved project management.

  • 8.

    Networked with friends and family to find an opportunity that fit my interests and experiences.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You're not focusing on a degree or building skills to support a specific career (lawyer/doctor/teacher) like everyone else, so you must be doing something wrong. How will you ever be successful?

  • How I responded:

    I know my path was unconventional, but I am the kind of person who has to try everything to figure out what they like (or don't like). I didn't pursue an additional degree or land a job right after college like most of my friends did, so I felt like I was doing something wrong. But I have ultimately come out with richer experiences that make me so happy to be where I am today, and I don't think I could appreciate it as much if I didn't take the longer road to get here.