Name: Taylor Farris
Hometown: Andover, MA
Major/Minor: Double Major in Marketing Management and Finance
Awards and Recognition: Whitman Alumni Club Scholarship Recipient; Jason L. Morales Rising Greek Leader; Outstanding Sophomore Leader in the Greek Community Panhellenic Award
Taylor Farris, a current Junior in the Whitman School of Management, truly embraces the expression “bleed orange”. Taylor credits the engaged Whitman Faculty, the supportive Whitman Alumni, the endless Whitman opportunities and the amazing supportive friends she has made along the way as the reason why she “bleeds orange”.
She takes advantage of every opportunity offered at Whitman, to name a few she has attended: Career Center workshops, Immersion Day, Career Madness, the 2014 Goldberg Marketing Career Exploration Trip, Management Majors Day, Marketing Specialty Program and the Whitman Mentor Program. Believing that Whitman truly wants the best for its students and will do anything to make the students successful Taylor attends every event offered with an open mind, open notebook and open LinkedIn to connect with all the successful professionals at the events.
Taylor is currently studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland at the University College of Dublin. She already is diving into the culture and involving herself in all types of clubs and societies as a way to meet more Irish and gain more knowledge. She travels every other weekend to different parts of Ireland and Europe to take full advantage of her semester abroad.
This past summer Taylor interned for PepsiCo as a Frito-Lay Future Sales Leader. Taylor met the PepsiCo recruiter at the Whitman Fall Career Fair and had help from her Alumni Mentor as she went through the interview process. She credits her mentor, Kim Michalak, whom she met through the Whitman Mentor Program, for truly preparing her for the interviews and helping her get the offer. She was quite successful this summer, she made an impact of $140,000 in estimated annual sales for the company. She received an offer to work their again next summer.
Taylor also is heavily involved in her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Spending a year as the sororities ‘Service Deputy’, Taylor organized the chapter’s community service involvement for all 200 members. She represented the chapter at their latest Convention and is truly proud to be a Theta. She credits her sisters to the type of person she has become and says she is surrounded by an amazing group of leading women.
Taylor hopes to find an internship in consulting or marketing for next summer for a different experience than Frito-Lay. She is extremely close to her family, with tremendously supportive parents and an inspiring brother.
Taylor is another amazing #WhitmanWatch student.