School of Communication

M.A. Alumna Mae Kerr is a Marketing Coordinator at American Eagle Outfitters

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pictured is School of Communication alumna Mae Kerr. Photo | Christopher Rolinson


Meet Mae Kerr

Degrees earned: M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Point Park University, 2013; B.A. in Communication, Slippery Rock University, 2009
Job title and employer: Marketing Coordinator - Social Media, American Eagle Outfitters
Hometown: Corry, Pa.
Now living in: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Corry Area High School
Hobbies/interests: Social media, retail, traveling, running and chocolate

Why did you choose to attend Point Park for graduate school?

I chose Point Park for its urban setting, interesting course offerings in the M.A. program and the flexible class schedule.

What was it like going to graduate school in Downtown Pittsburgh?

I loved it! I live close to the city, so the choice was easy. It was a quick commute and the urban setting was exactly the change I wanted after going to college in a rural community.

What is one of your favorite memories as a graduate student?

Meeting new people. I had classes with students in all different stages of life.

What are some of your key responsibilities at American Eagle?

I'm currently the community manager for the social media accounts and on-site communities. This includes community outreach, product reviews and moderating user-generated content for our style gallery.

How did the education and training you received at Point Park prepare you for your career?

I loved that so many of my professors were actively working in the field. Their real-world experience is invaluable.

What's a typical day like for you?

Every day is different! Regardless of the day, you'll find me interacting with the community and making sure they're feeling the social media love.

What are your career goals?

I'm fairly new to the company, but so far American Eagle is a great brand and so far I've enjoyed working for the company. Right now, my goal is to be the best community manager I can be and work hard every day.

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