Actively Involved, Rain or Shine
Eller Marketing ’16
By Shawna Weltsch, Eller Marketing ’16
As someone who has lived in both Phoenix and Seattle, Waverly Newton is used to being productive—rain or shine. This may explain how she is able to take on so many responsibilities. Newton initially decided to attend the University of Arizona to experience its college-town feel and sunny weather, but never anticipated the many valuable opportunities that she has had to grow both professionally and personally.
Newton has served as the philanthropy chair for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, as philanthropy committee head for Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and as president of the Eller Event Planning Association. Given her passion for involvement, she decided to start a new club, Eller Service Honorary, for which she currently serves as the student advisor. This kind of voluntary leadership is just one of her admirable qualities.
Newton is a driven and diligent worker, and a leader. She spent the past summer working as a corporate alliances intern at Make-A-Wish America in Phoenix. Entering her senior year as a marketing major, she has managed to continue this momentum and keep busy. She is currently the student event coordinator and Eller Make a Difference Day coordinator in the Eller Undergraduate Programs office, while also working at Kendra Scott in Tucson as a key holder and event coordinator.
“My experiences in jobs and internships have taught me to gain as much as I can from each experience,” Newton said. “It’s also essential to make valuable connections and keep them intact.”
Newton is enthusiastic to continue her hard work and follow her passions after graduation this May. “I hope to start a career in the marketing field,” she said. “I am open to traveling anywhere, domestically and abroad. I know that Eller’s amazing Professional Development Center, Career Showcase, and the Eller career coaches will be great resources in figuring it out!”
Newton’s many responsibilities and motivation drive her success, but she also understands the road can be bumpy at times. “It is okay to make mistakes and ask questions,” she said. “We are all just trying to figure it out.”
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