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Talking with… Hayley Magrin

Interviews | Feb 25, 2020 |

Each “Talking with…” feature helps you learn about a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member. This week, we’re speaking with Hayley Magrin, digital marketing and events specialist at the Gabelli School of Business.

As the digital marketing and events specialist at the Gabelli School of Business, what is the most rewarding part of your role?

The most rewarding experience I’ve had working for the marketing and communications team was leading the graduate diploma ceremony last May. Planning out that day for our faculty, staff, students, Gabelli School and University leaders each year is a privilege. Being a graduate of Fordham University myself – I understand how special that day is for graduates and their families, so making sure it goes off without a hitch is a rewarding part of my job!

As a master of science student yourself, what is something that you are learning about in your studies that you feel your role at Gabelli is benefiting from?

Currently, I am enrolled in Professor Fortunato’s online Sponsorship class this semester. It is a great time to take the class, since we’re learning about the partnership process between different properties and brands, at the same time that the Gabelli School of Business announced our multi-year partnership with PVH Corp. It has been helpful to learn about how to activate a sponsorship agreement, manage a partnership, and best meet both partners’ goals as our centennial year comes underway.

Who are you most excited about welcoming to the Gabelli School of Business this year?

On Wednesday, April 1, the Gabelli School is welcoming Timothy Geithner, the 75th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to campus. Our marketing and communications team is thrilled to organize this event on behalf of the dean, and hear from a member of a presidential administration!

What are your thoughts on the next 100 years of business at the Gabelli School?

Preparing for the Future of Work in a Sustainable World Conference next week has made me think a lot about this. It will really be interesting to learn more about how institutions, including the Gabelli School of Business, are preparing for and enacting change in the future, especially over the next 100 years.

How do you see the marketing and communications field changing in the future?

In running the Gabelli School of Business social media channels, I have seen interaction and participation grow through the engagement levels on our different platforms. I have a feeling that as different tools like virtual and augmented reality continue to grow and change, the marketing and communications field will have to grow with them.

Fun Questions

Favorite sport to watch? Tennis

Your ideal last meal would be… Pizza

Summer or Winter? Summer

The best place to travel to is… Grand Cayman

Night owl or morning person? Night owl

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