Junior communication student Ali Wulf joins the Department’s Alumni Board as the new student representative. With the new leadership of alumna Stacey Engle (B.A., 2008), Wulf will attend monthly meetings and give a valuable perspective to the board’s outreach and fundraising efforts.
“I really want to get to know the board personally so I can start to develop personal relationships and make connections,” Wulf said. “I can ask advice and use them as mentors, instead of just an alumni board.”
Wulf is not new to leadership positions and taking advice from experienced professionals. She started going to mentor lunches and other Career Kickstart events through the Communication Department when she was accepted to the major and remembers talking with alumna Tessa Rowe (B.A., 2011).
“She was telling me about what a leader should be and qualities that she thinks a leader should have,” Wulf said. “I used that advice she gave me to lead 100 girls in my sorority during recruitment. I can take what I learn here and apply it to the real world.”
Wulf was the Director of Formal Recruitment at her sorority Alpha Phi, strategically planning out everything that the girls see as they walk in the door. She is also the Director of Member Services for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) on campus, and will be going to Philadelphia later this month for a national convention.
While focusing on event planning, public relations, and marketing, Wulf said she is keeping an open mind when it comes to possible career paths. She is working toward a sales certificate in addition to her degree in communication to add a little bit of business background.
“I want to push out of my comfort zone,” Wulf said. “I didn’t know anyone that was going to that first mentor lunch, but why not try something new that you may gain from and use it in the real world?”