What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

I completed the certificate. Once I talked to my advisor and explained how i love helping businesses brand out and my love for design, she said this program would be perfect. I did enjoy it.

What has been the biggest thing you have learned in your classes?

Thinking from the clients’ perspective.

What have you learned in your classes that you have already applied to your job?

The importance of consistent branding for everything. I currently design for my job which is within an industry that is growing exponentially and having this opportunity is a big responsibility but rewarding.

What are your career aspirations?

To learn about business marketing in the many ways, staying up to date on it all and one day have my own company.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

Graduating from UF with a diploma that best describes me also completing grad level courses.

Maria Velandia

Maria Velandia

Class of August ’17

Gainesville, FL

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