UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Jamie Wise (Spanish major, graduated May 2005)
Originally from Farmington, MN, Jamie is a graduate of UWRF with Bachelor's degrees in Spanish and Marketing Communications. She currently works as an Assistant Retail Media Print Specialist at Carmichael Lynch, an advertising agency located in Downtown Minneapolis and lives in Uptown (Minneapolis). In addition, she works part-time as an Event Specialist for AM1500 KSTP and is one of the girls' varsity lacrosse coaches at Breck High School.
Since graduating in the Spring of 2005 I have used my Spanish major in both careers. My first job out of college was a sales position. I used my Spanish language skills often and was a resource for the rest of the office. I had several clients who only spoke Spanish or were looking to place Spanish ads. There were also other clients who wanted to place ads in Spanish and needed someone to translate the ad for them. This also applies to my current job at Carmichael Lynch, an ad agency in downtown Minneapolis. There have been instances when ads needed to be translated either from Spanish to English or vice versa and I was the go-to person for this. I have also worked part-time for AM1500, a talk radio station in the Twin Cities for the last five years and have used my speaking and comprehension skills many times at events when conversing with a Spanish-speaking listener.