Sara Wedeking

Sara Wedeking

M.S. in Commerce 2020, University of Virginia
B.A. in Economics 2019, Vanderbilt University

Track: Marketing & Management

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

What stood out to you in selecting to attend the M.S. in Commerce Program?

After majoring in Economics and a brief exposure to the fields of marketing and management through college classes and a variety of internships, I wanted to gain a more in-depth and holistic foundation of all aspects of business, further develop my teamwork and problem-solving skills, enhance my business knowledge within a global framework, and identify a specialized area of study. In addition, while I have gained some limited experience working with small technology startups, digital and sports marketing firms, and a major financial services company via summer internships, I thought the M.S. in Commerce Program would provide me with increased exposure to a variety of industries and a more thorough understanding and specialized skill set in a specific area, such as marketing and management. I also was attracted to the numerous career resources and opportunities, as well as being surrounded by a diverse community of ambitious and like-minded students who would help support me on this sometimes nerve-wracking career journey.

What are you looking forward to most in the Program?

I am looking forward to exploring all of the career resources and programs, as well as diving into a variety of management and marketing courses, to really explore what career path within business interests me. I also am excited to go on the Global Immersion Experience and have the chance to learn about international businesses in depth.

What clubs and organizations were you involved with during your time in undergrad?

Relay for Life, Women in Business, The AfterSchool Program, Kappa Alpha Theta

What are your hobbies?

Volleyball, running, listening to wellness and sports podcasts, Golden State Warriors fan, hiking, going to the beach, reading, traveling, and watching documentaries and "Gilmore Girls"

What’s your “walk out” or hype song?

“High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco

Name three places on your bucket list to travel to.

Israel, Alaska, Costa Rica