Former Student Interview: Stephanie Dodge

I am very happy to share with you an interview conducted with a former student of mine, Stephanie Dodge, Digital Communications Manager, Canadian Education Association. I met Stephanie when she was a Master’s Degree student in my Principles of Marketing in a Globalized World class at the University of Waterloo campus in Stratford, Ontario Canada. Impressed by her background in English & creative writing combined with her passion for technology and digital media, I stayed in touch and have watched Stephanie excel over the years.

Due to the wide-ranging number of topics covered in this 22-minute interview, below please find key topics organized by timecode:

0:00:23   Introduction
0:00:52   Role as Digital Communications Manager
0:01:55   Background and Education
0:03:54   Workplace Team Dynamics
0:06:42   Working Across Communications Channels
0:09:44   Repositioning a Brand
0:12:29   Outsourcing vs. Insourcing & Staying True to a Brand Promise
0:13:27   Experience in a For-Profit vs. Not-For-Profit
0:16:37   Challenge of Managing Priorities
0:17:28   Tools for Staying Organized & On Track
0:18:20   Most Important Lesson Learned
0:19:05   Being a Clever Woman in the Workplace
0:20:48   Inspiration & Motivation

Connect with Stephanie Dodge on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

BACKGROUND: One of the benefits of having taught for a number of years is that I have ended up with many former students. All of them go on to do great/interesting things and I have been fortunate enough to have remained in touch with some of them. In this “former student interview” series, I feature their accomplishments and struggles so that others may be inspired or possibly even learn from their trials and tribulations. Ultimately, my favorite part of teaching has always been to watch others succeed as a result of my contribution, however small.