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Tracy Scott

Tracy Scott

Arizona State University Alumni Association

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Tracy's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Director, Strategic Marketing Communications

Oversee the marketing communications for our organization including social media and website.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Arizona State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Marketing Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Selected a major I enjoyed and in which I had some skill.

  • 2.

    Sought out lots of opportunities to put journalism into practice.

  • 3.

    Worked at the school newspaper and worked at internships.

  • 4.

    Found mentors.

  • 5.

    Took courses that would put me into a position to land my first job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    For the most part, my family and friends were supportive of my career path. During college, made many friends who would be entering the same profession and it was great to be on the journey together.

  • How I responded:

    Find your passion and then do everything you can to make it work. Along the way, choose mentors who could provide guidance and sage advice. But ultimately, it's your career and you have to take the lead and make things happen.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My first job out of college did not pay well, so I worked a second job the first year out of college. I took that first job to gain experience and worked there for a year. Then I looked for that second job that was more financially rewarding!