Kofi Frimpong Michelle Mar - UC Irvine Career Center


Kofi Frimpong Michelle Mar - UC Irvine Career Center
Marketing & Communications
Tuesday, April 7th
Michelle Mar
Resident Journal & Marketing Coordinator
Boulder Associates Architects
What is your education background?
University of California, Irvine—Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
What do you do at your current job?
I work for an architectural firm that specializes exclusively in healthcare design. As a Resident
Journalist, my role is to highlight and share the stories behind the amazing projects my colleagues
work on every day.
From writing about a community clinic our firm designed to provide first class healthcare to undeserved families in Bakersfield, to sharing the story behind the children’s hospital our team is
designing for orphans in Zambia, I promote these projects across multiple communications
In addition, as a Marketing Coordinator, I write content for external and internal communications,
coordinate the development of proposals, manage my firms social media sites, and create printed &
digital marketing materials.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I enjoy being around dedicated staff who have a strong passion for designing comforting spaces that
support patients and their families. Having the opportunity to write about my colleagues, their
projects, and the people their projects help is an honor and a privilege.
A word of advice:
My advice for current students is to get as much writing experience as possible (whether through an
internship with a company or writing an article for the school newspaper) and to be proficient in
Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and other creative tools. These skills will make you a more marketable (haha, see what I did there?) and valuable employee in this field.
Kofi Frimpong
What is your education background?
Bachelor’s from Princeton University
What do you do at your current job?
I am the founder of BrandSlip.com.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
Meeting incredible people at different companies every day.
A word of advice:
Jump in the fire. Don’t try to always learn about something before pursuing it. Sometimes the best
way to learn is to jump in and start first like starting your own business.

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