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The Marietta Effect

Brenna Goethel

Brenna Goethel '13

Major: Broadcasting

Minor: Communication Studies

Certificate: McDonough Leadership Studies

Current Job: Agency Coordinator at ST8MNT Brand Agency

Hometown: Baraboo, Wis.

Clubs/Organizations: Sigma Kappa Sorority, National Broadcasting Society, WCMO, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Lambda Pi Eta

Athletetics: Volleyball

Favorite Professor: Marilee Morrow

Education Abroad: I studied “abroad” at Marist College in New York during the spring of 2012 while I was interning at MTV.

When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?

I knew Marietta College was right for me the minute I stepped on campus for my first official visit. I spent the majority of my senior year in high school visiting various campuses around the Midwest. I was a couple days away from committing to the University of Charleston on a volleyball scholarship, but I still had MC in the back of my mind and knew that if I didn’t at least check it out I would always wonder about it. My plan was to go on campus and finally be able to rule it out and commit to UC, but much to my surprise I fell in love with the campus, faculty and students and knew I could not see myself anywhere else.

Favorite Marietta moment?

It’s nearly impossible for me to sum up four of the best years of my life into one particular moment… Matriculation, Homecomings, friendships, Gilman taking up half of my Sundays, alumni reunions, spring break trips, Graduation…

Describe what life was like during your time at Marietta College.

My time at MC was a whirlwind. I was always running from one thing to another whether it is class, the TV station, meetings, Greek and athletics event, or checking out the downtown. With that being said, I did my best to take full advantage of my free time by filling it with time spent with friends.

What impact did Marietta College have on your career?

MC gave me the opportunity to cultivate my time management skills, gain firsthand experience in all aspects of media, and through the help of the Career Center I was able to gain access and obtain three internships during my undergrad years, ultimately setting me apart from competing applicants.

What does it mean to be a Pioneer?

Being a Pioneer means not only wanting more for yourself and your future, it means making it happen. Being a Pioneer means throwing yourself out there, developing friends that become family, it means community and individualization to discover your passions and potential. It means working hard to open the doors of endless opportunity all while uniting you with fellow members of The Long Blue Line.