Class of 2020: MaiZia Lee

Digital marketing online major juggled responsibilities, appreciated professors’ support
​Jerry Poling | May 4, 2020

Name: MaiZia Lee
Hometown: DeForest
Major: Digital marketing technology online

MaiZia LeeWhat is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in earning your degree? It was very challenging raising a family and completing my program. There were many late nights until 3 a.m. completing assignments. Around midterms and finals, I wouldn’t see my kids for one to two weeks because my parents would be watching them so I could study.

What will you appreciate most about your UW-Stout experience? I’m an introvert and enjoyed the online program aspect and thought I didn’t need to engage. However, getting to know my professors in the program was so crucial in ensuring that I succeeded. They were my biggest supporters, who were more than willing to give me that pep talk or my resource for learning more about things outside of the course. It’s really rewarding to be in my shoes and thinking back to my early 3 a.m. emails to my professors and getting responses from them at late hours as well. They shared parts of their lives with us, and that really broke down the barrier of intimidation.

What’s next in your life? I know I want to be a digital marketing specialist but am open to being a social media specialist, SEO (search engine optimization) specialist or digital content coordinator. I currently work as an intern for Filene Research Institute as a graphic designer.

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