“I want to be the best I can be in my field.”
Sally Badoud is the Assistant Director of Marketing and Media Services. She works in the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After growing up in a rural part of Alabama, she knew education was going to be her ticket to a better life.
Why did you decide to earn a degree?
I grew up working in the fields during the summers, and knew manual labor was not the career path I wanted to take.
What did you earn your degree in and why?
I have a BA in studio art, with a discipline in graphic design. I really wanted to paint full time, but I needed to go in a field that would actually pay a salary!
What opportunities have you had because of your education?
I was able to land a job at a marketing firm the day after I graduated. I moved up within the company, eventually becoming the Creative Director, and was able to branch off in a different direction to become a Marketing Director.