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Catch Up with Fisher #2021: School of Business Student Then, School of Business Staff Member Now

October 18, 2021

Emily Trotman ’21, a marketing major and communications minor, transitioned from chair of the Teddi Dance for Love and softball star to executive assistant to the Dean of the School of Business.

Emily Trotman

Trotman currently works in the Dean’s Suite in the School of Business where she collaborates with and assists Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, interim dean, and faculty members. She plans on pursuing her MBA while she is here as well. “I found a new interest in entrepreneurship that I hope to explore during my time here with some of the amazing things that are happening in the School of Business right now,” she said.

After graduating in May, Trotman served as a sales and marketing consultant at WROC-TV Channel 8. Although it was a great experience, she learned it wasn’t the career path for her. “There was a large learning curve coming into college from being in high school, and there is an even bigger one going into the working world from college life,” she explained. “My journey started five months ago and it has already changed from what I thought I wanted to do, which is very exciting and very scary.”

Trotman believes that the skills and experiences she has built through her experiences at Fisher will help her to succeed in any occupation she explores. “The skills that Fisher has given me will stay with me through any job. A Fisher education matters because we learn all the skills, such as public speaking, professionalism, and innovation, but we are also given values that show through to our employers,” she said.

During her undergraduate career at Fisher, Trotman was involved in many activities. Some experiences Trotman treasures most are leading Teddi and raising money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, playing softball, and interning with Fisher President Dr. Gerard J. Rooney through the Executive Internship program. “Every encounter I had with advisors, professors, or coaches was a positive one where I was impacted and guided to make the right decisions to be where I am today,” she said. “I couldn’t be more grateful to all the Fisher employees who have touched my life.”

This article was written by Leslie Noble ’21, a marketing major and PR Writing Intern with the Office of Marketing and Communications.