MBA Class of 2017
Concentrations: Marketing and Finance
Hometown: Milford, MA
Alexis Drickel had always dreamed of attending Syracuse University. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the State University of New York at Oswego, she decided to pursue her graduate degree and applied to Whitman. The school’s emphasis on experiential learning is ultimately what made Whitman and SU stand out for her, and she chose to join the Orange family.
Before coming to SU, Drickel worked for three summers as a store operations intern with Wegmans Food Markets. “I focused on learning what it took to become an effective manager in a given department—in my case, the bakery,” said Drickel. “Over the course of the internship I developed new promotional concepts of the Wegmans Brand, presented brand strategy to company executives and implemented actionable recommendations for brand promotion that are still under utilization.”
Now, Drickel uses the managerial lessons she learned from her summers at Wegmans in her various involvements as an MBA student. She currently works in the graduate enrollment office as a consulting intern, where she works closely with various departments to improve their degree programs. Drickel is also a university senator, responsible for attending meetings to represent all SU graduate students. At Whitman, she is involved as the first-year liaison for the Whitman Graduate Student Organization, a student ambassador for the school, and a member of Whitman Women in Business.
Upon graduation, Drickel hopes to use her marketing education to work in marketing research or consumer insights. “I love to see trends that consumers are following and try to rationalize their actions,” she explained.