Samantha Plack '10 - Regional Marketing Specialist

Samantha Plack '10 - Regional Marketing Specialist

Employer: Mohegan Sun
Major: Marketing, Minors in Math & Business Law

I currently work for Mohegan Sun located in Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun, A World at Play, is the third largest resort casinos in the world. I am a Regional Marketing Specialist for the casino which involves me traveling across New England and New York promoting the company’s two locations and all their attractions at local events. I am the face and voice of the casino when I am on the road and Lasell helped me to feel comfortable talking with complete strangers through our connected learning program. I was given the opportunity to work with companies outside of the college in our research classes where I got to practice my public speaking and learn how to present myself and company well.

I was hired right after graduation in May 2010 to be the Regional Marketing and Sponsorship Office Coordinator for Mohegan Sun. I was responsible for all legal, hotel, concert and meeting reservations for our two departments and making sure that our specialists had what they needed to go out on the road. I was a coordinator for 16 months before being promoted to the position I am in now.

The best thing about Lasell is the connections you make while being there. Not just with your roommates and classmates, but with your professors and the staff there as well. Lasell helps you to build the network you need to get the job of your dreams.

Lasell’s connected learning helped me to learn not only what I needed to complete my degree, but how to live the concepts I was learning. Through marketing research, I was able to dive into a business and help find their key problems in their marketing and help them create the promotions needed to drive business. I took what I was learning in the class and applied it to real life experience which made the concepts last past the final exam.