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Casey MacKeen

Undergraduate Student Assistant
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1. What program are you in at KU?

I am a junior in the Marketing program. I hope to pursue a career in advertising or social media marketing.


2. What is your background?

I have experience in just about all things creative. I spent the first few years of college searching for the right major for me. I studied subjects like art education, drawing and sculpture, industrial design, and even radiologic technology. I previously worked as a Marketing Intern for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hutchinson, assisting with digital, print, and radio advertisements, photography, and organizing events. I have also had a passion for photography almost my entire life. During the past year, I worked as a Sports Information Photographer for Hutchinson Community College and as Team Photographer for the Hutchinson Monarchs, a local college baseball team.


3. What do you do at the Center for Undergraduate Research?

I assist with communications, like sharing daily social media content, updating the Center’s website, monitoring and analyzing social data/metrics, and getting the word out about how to get involved with research on campus.

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