Taylor Ohman: Pursuing Multiple Degrees, Rooted in AMCS

My name is Taylor Ohman and I am a member of Washington University in St. Louis’ Class of 2017. Throughout my undergraduate career I pursued two majors, American Culture Studies and Film and Media, and one minor, Communication Design. Together, these areas of study have helped me prepare for a career in marketing, which I have known to be my professional passion since my first internship at the age of 15.

My academic career did not look like the average student, as I had the opportunity to partake in Olin Business Schools’ 3+2 program. This program allowed me to finish my bachelor’s degree in three years and spend the next two years finishing my Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I am thus preparing to walk across the stage and collect my degree for the 2nd time as part of the Olin MBA Class of 2018.

I have also been able to apply these learnings through my summer internships, at businesses like the Walt Disney Company and Yelp Inc. and see first-hand how this unique understanding of digital, material, visual, and popular culture makes me more effective in my marketing roles. I am extremely proud to call myself an American cultures studies major and am grateful for the way AMCS has shaped my personal and professional growth over the last five years.