Name: Brittany Southerland
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Year in School: Senior
Minor: Graphic Design
When Brittany Southerland made the journey from Cincinnati to Conway for the first time, she said she fell in love with the campus and could not envision herself anywhere else. With an instinct as strong as that, she became a Chanticleer and started what has been a very successful run at Coastal.
A communication major, Brittany has squeezed in a couple minors that will give her that extra edge when it comes to reaching her career goals. With aspirations to work in public relations or marketing, Brittany has wisely chosen to not just study communication but to pursue minor degrees in graphic design and marketing.
But while earning multiple degrees is one thing, picking up actual experience is another. Brittany currently has an internship with Memorable Moments, a wedding planning business where she not only pulls off big events but is entrusted with the task of running the marketing side of the organization as well. The experiences she will pull from this opportunity will undoubtedly help her down the road.
Complimenting Brittany’s academic path and her internship opportunity is her involvement on campus. She is involved with Greek Life, not just as a member of Alpha Xi Delta but as the executive vice president of the Panhellenic Council. A very well-rounded individual, Brittany will be prepared to land a job in her field upon graduation.
Q&A with Brittany
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal through a college fair that my high school put on.
Why did you come to Coastal?: When I visited Coastal’s campus for the first time, I fell in love with the campus and truly didn’t see myself anywhere else.
Favorite professor: Jeanne Stewart or Steve Madden
Favorite class: Communication Capstone Course
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: I love the size of coastal and how students can become close with the professors.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: I love living in a location that is just a short drive to the beach!
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?:
- Executive vice president for Panhellenic
- Member of Alpha Xi Delta
- Member of Order of Omega,
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I currently have an internship with the wedding planning business, Memorable Moments. I also work for a DIY workshop called AR Workshop!
Plans after graduation?: I plan on getting a job within the marketing and advertising field, and then I have hopes to pursue a degree in law.
What are your hobbies?: I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, working out at the gym and coming up with new healthy recipes.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I enjoy painting people’s nails and coming up with healthy recipes.
Bonus Info: I love meeting new people and I am very passionate about the things I become involved in.