Emily Risch is our St. John Fisher College AMA Marketer of the month for February 2019!
Q: What inspired you to join SJFC/AMA?
I was inspired to join AMA because I saw all of the events that they do within the Rochester business community and the valuable connections that the members make and I knew it was an organization that I wanted to be a part of.
Q: What would you say is the biggest benefit of being part SJFC/AMA?
The biggest benefit of being in AMA is the connections that I am able to make both on and off campus and the professional opportunities that I have been granted as a part of my membership. I would not have had the internship opportunities that have come to me throughout my years here if not for my involvement with AMA.
Q: What has been your favorite project/event while in SJFC/AMA?
My favorite event that AMA does is our annual alumni event that we have every January. It’s such a great opportunity to connect with alumni that I was in the club with or who were members before I was at Fisher. I have a lot of connections at the company I am interning for that I have met through the alumni event, and it’s always a great opportunity to make advantageous connections in the marketing community.
Q: If you could be anyone for a day (dead or alive) who would it be?
If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo. I admire women in business who are able to rise up the ranks because women usually have more to prove in a business setting in order to be successful in competitive industries. I’d love to be able to experience such a position for a day because I see myself in a leadership position in the future of my career.
Q: Where are 3 places you would like to visit on holiday and why?
I’m a huge history buff and I’ve always wanted to travel to Europe, so I would love to visit landmarks in Italy like the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I’d also love to go to the Redwoods because I find a lot of nature settings really peaceful.