Marketing Major Megan Conrad is Spring 2019 PNC Student Achiever

Megan Conrad has a saying: You get out what you put in.

At only 20 years old, the marketing major at Kent State University is definitely getting a big return on her efforts throughout the campus. So much so that she has been named a PNC Student Achiever this semester. The award is given to two students each semester who excel in college.

Conrad, who hails from Rocky River, is taking advantage of everything the college has to offer before she graduates in May.

In addition to holding two part-time jobs on campus, Conrad is the president of the KSU chapter of the American Marketing Association. She coordinates bringing in guest speakers, workshops and helping students refine their portfolios.

She’s also the president of the Student Advisory Council in the College of Business Administration Career Services office. Her goal is to rebuild the office as a liaison for students.

If that’s not enough to keep her busy, Conrad also is the vice president of the Business Professionals Roundtable and is a student success specialist. In the latter role, she provides guidance and helps students create career goals.

“I do it because I’m helping others,” she said. “I’ve had people cry and hug me and I feel as though I’m actually making a difference, even though it’s one student at a time.”

Conrad’s career-focused extracurricular activities are fitting. She hopes to eventually become a student counselor in higher education.

But, for now, she’s humbled by the recognition by PNC for her work in building her own career.

“I know firsthand how many amazing students there are in the college,” Conrad said. “I like to be the silent person but to see that the college felt strongly (about me and to know) everything I’ve done has made a difference; that meant a lot to me.”

POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:43am