Rowland School of Business

SAEM Major Taylor Self Named Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Pictured is Taylor Self, an SAEM major and 2015 recipient of the outstanding undergraduate student award. | Photo by Victoria A. Mikula

Meet Taylor Self

Degree earned: B.S. in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management, 2015
Hometown: Mount Croghan, S.C.
High school: South Pointe Christian School
Now living in: Monroe, N.C.
College activities: Event assistant and front sales associate for Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique; student liaison for the Career Development Center and volunteer for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's silent auction program, Pittsburgh Pirates Charities 5K Home Run Race and the PGA Tour Constellation Senior Players Championship
Internships: Ticket marketing intern, Tickets for Kids Charities and event coordinating intern, Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Campaign for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, anything outdoors, event management and live entertainment music production and facilities
LinkedIn: Taylor Self 

Taylor Self was named the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student at Point Park's Outstanding Student Awards banquet April 24. Self received this award based on her high academic achievements, volunteerism/community service and exemplary character. Below is a quote from one of her nominators. 

“Balancing life as a first-generation college student hundreds of miles from home, Taylor has worked multiple part-time jobs, volunteered countless hours and completed several internships all while excelling academically and having a positive influence with anyone she comes in contact with.” — Laura Dulaney, Career Development Center counselor for the School of Business
 

"I would like to sincerely thank the entire Career Development Center staff for all of their hard work and support during these last four years."

-- Taylor Self



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What was your reaction to being selected as the Point Park Alumni Association's outstanding undergraduate student?

I was completely surprised and honored that so many individuals who I look up to took the time out of their hectic schedules to nominate me. 

What factors made you choose a university so far from home?

Pittsburgh is truly a beautiful city full of opportunity and adventure so it captivated my attention. I also really wanted to live in a larger city and the sports, arts and entertainment management major was exactly what I needed to develop professional skills and accomplish my goals.

What did you enjoy most about the SAEM program?

My favorite aspect of the SAEM program was the multiple opportunities to network with industry professionals after classes as well as during information sessions.

How can students make the most of their time at Point Park?

Current students should definitely network and intern! Completing a degree is a tremendous accomplishment but the experiences and connections students make during their time in college will benefit them greatly toward achieving future goals. 

What’s next for you?  

I am returning to the Carolinas where I will begin a full-time summer program seasonal position with the City of Monroe, N.C. I then plan to move to Austin, Texas, in late August to begin my career in event management.

Final thoughts?

I would like to sincerely thank the entire Career Development Center staff for all of their hard work and support during these last four years. I have learned a great deal from you all and would not have won this award without your recommendations.

Photo by Victoria A. Mikula, sophomore photojournalism major

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