Be your own Superhero: Space Camp Edition

“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.

 

Sally sent us this picture from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL (home of Space Camp!).

Be your own Superhero: Zac Williams

“It’s a great environment to push myself and learn more.”

As a small business owner, Zac Williams knows the importance of having the right credentials. He’s enrolled in the Master of Professional Communications program at Weber State University as a way to bolster his credibility and create new opportunities for his business.

One of my favorite things about the program has been the opportunity to be in a program with other professionals and people that have been in the workplace. I’m able to get ideas from not only from the professors but from the other students. It’s a great environment.

Learn more about his company, Williams Visual.