When Amy Smith, RC ’10, graduated from Regis University she received a communications degree, but with an added flair of economics, philosophy, algebra, world history and more. Her Regis education awakened interests and ideas in her that she wouldn’t have experienced otherwise, and today she is putting her degree and ideas to use as the field representative for Brooks Running, the top specialty running shoe brand in the country.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR JOB.
A field representative means I am a public speaker, rapport builder, event coordinator and marketing manager all in one. I oversee big accounts with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Finish Line, Sports Authority and REI, as well as small specialty companies like Runners Roost. Everything I learned at Regis has been the golden nugget in my success along this career path.
WHY IS A JESUIT EDUCATION IMPORTANT?
In today’s society there’s an influx of noise, complexity and mixed messaging when it comes to creating a path for your life. The incorporation of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit philosophy into education not only prepares students for a particular career path, it also equips them to take on the personal and spiritual quandaries that come up throughout life.
WHAT IMPORTANT LESSONS HAVE YOU LEARNED IN YOUR CAREER?
First, be genuine and authentic. More often than not, people will love the real you. And second, do your best every day, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Few things in life are perfect, and that’s perfectly okay.