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Brian Hannon – Digital River

Sr. Global eCommerce Specialist at Digital River.
TUS Class of 2020.

What was the highlight of your time studying at TUS?
TUS introduced me to some of my best friends and expanded my social circle, which led to many amazing experiences both socially and career wise. You’ll meet people from all walks of life and have the opportunity to join clubs and organizations that interest you.

What did you learn at TUS that has helped you in your current role?
Digital Marketing’s coursework required me to develop strong written and verbal communication skills though, concise e-mails, presentations, proposals, social media campaigns and business plans. These skills are crucial for effective sales, as my role demands me to clearly and persuasively communicate the value of our service to potential clients.

Tell us about your passion for digital
The Digital space is constantly evolving, which I found exciting because I enjoy learning and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. There is always something new to discover, experiment with, and test. Digital Marketing is a growing field with plenty of career opportunities. There is a high demand for skilled digital marketers / sales people, which can lead to job security, fast career advancement, remote working and competitive salaries.

What are your career aims for the future?
As a current Sr. Global eCommerce Specialist, my next aim is to lead a Sales Team and be responsible for mentoring individuals to hit their goals. By managing a team I’d like to improve existing skills, such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving. I’d also like the ability to create a positive work environment and culture that can improve the well-being and job satisfaction my team.

Have you any advice for a prospective student?
Digital Marketing is a dynamic and constantly evolving field, so it’s important to be adaptable, curious, and willing to learn. The lectures are always a valuable resource as you progress through the years so make an effort to get to know them as they want the best for you. It’s also important to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Eat healthy, exercise regularly

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