NGU News

Emilie Allen ’23

Posted on: November 14, 2023
By Larry Stoudenmire,


Occupation: Communications and Marketing Associate

After graduating with a degree in marketing and a minor in digital media, Emilie Allen ’23 took the next step in her career by accepting a full-time position at Bunnell-Lammons Engineering as a communications and marketing associate.

Allen is the second NGU graduate in her family, following Erin Allen, who earned a degree in business administration in December of 2021. Allen, who has been playing volleyball since third grade, knew she wanted to find a school to help her progress athletically and academically.

“I’d heard a lot of good things about the College of Business and Entrepreneurship from my sister, who graduated with a degree in business administration,” she said. “Finding marketing and exploring the creative side of business, that was definitely right up my alley.”

Through classes with NGU Marketing Instructor Mollie A. Withers and Department of Marketing Chair Dr. David Riddering, Allen found her path.

“I learned so much that I didn’t even realize how well I was being prepared,” she said. “There have been so many things that have come up during this internship that I’d learned from one of my professors. Without their direction, I would not have been able to get into my internship at all.”

Allen concluded her volleyball career in the fall of 2022.

“It’s been an adjustment to find my place without volleyball,” she said. “It was difficult at first, but balancing athletics with academics prepared me for this next chapter.”

Allen offered some advice for those pursuing a career in business or marketing.

“Pay attention and take notes,” she said. “When you’re taking a class, it can be like checking a box. I know I’ve done that. But looking back, I was glad I took notes and learned something that I’m actually using in my career.”

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