Walking through the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, it’s impossible to miss the impact that Delaney Wehn made on the school throughout her four years there and at Syracuse University. Seriously, a picture of her smiling face adorns the welcome screens in the Whitman School’s atrium.
Wehn applied to college with a plan – to become an incredible architect. A few weeks after college applications were due, she changed her mind and realized that her passions drew her to business and communications. She called up each and every school she applied to in order to correct the application, and that is when she first experienced the helpfulness of the Syracuse University community.
“The staff at Syracuse University were the warmest, kindest, most genuinely caring people I had ever met,” explained Wehn. “Their level of care made Syracuse feel like home before I had even enrolled, and in that moment, my decision was made.”
Wehn enrolled in Syracuse University in 2015 and is graduating this May as a dual major in public relations and marketing, with a minor in Spanish.
She came to Syracuse University determined to get involved in as many different things as she could. She worked as an editor for Equal Time magazine, served as a member of Delta Gamma sorority and Hill Communications, and trained incoming students for the PRSSA. She worked on-campus jobs in the Whitman School’s Dean’s office, alumni relations office and the marketing department. Above all, she dedicated herself to holding executive board positions of two organizations that meant so much to her, the American Marketing Association and the international fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP). She instituted never-before-seen change within these organizations and helped each one see success.
According to Wehn, “I also owe absolutely everything to DSP, and joining DSP was the best, most formative decision of my college career.”
Wehn credits her freshman roommate, Katie Franc, with bringing her along to the recruitment events that ended up impacting her life more than she could ever imagine.
Her experiences off campus are just as extensive and have helped Wehn form a clear vision for her own future. Right off the bat, Wehn spent the summer after her freshman year as a consumer marketing intern for EpiPen at Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Following that, Wehn then moved to the agency side and interned with the W2O Group in Minneapolis. There she worked as a public relations intern on the Medtronic account.
After her junior year, Wehn was looking to give New York City (NYC) a try, and landed a highly coveted internship at Ogilvy, one of the top public relations firms in the world. There, she again did work with the pharmaceutical industry, as an account intern for Pfizer. After living in NYC for a summer, she knew she wanted to do it again. Following her graduation this May, Wehn will be interning with another prestigious public relations firm, Edelman, on the crisis communications team.
Wehn’s impressive resume doesn’t stop there. Wehn has been honored and named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar. She will be moving to Madrid, Spain following her summer internship to complete the program, where she will be an English teacher’s assistant at the Universidad Camilo Jose Cela. There she will be working with Spanish speaking students, and she hopes to be placed in a social media and web design class.
“I’m most excited to move back to Spain and become fluent,” explained Wehn. “I’m excited to be moving back to a college campus, just in a different country, so soon after graduation!”
How did she do it all? Wehn credits People’s Place coffee for keeping her caffeinated between classes, clubs, internships, applying to become a Fulbright Scholar, and all of the other stuff that comes along with college.