ABERDEEN, S.D. – A student leader in the Northern State University Honors
Program has been accepted into Northwestern University Medill School's integrated marketing communications program.
Jennifer Kilber, a marketing major from Ipswich, plans to obtain a master's in marketing with a specialization in brand and advertising strategy. Kilber served as NSU Honors Program president during the 2011-12 academic year and is senior adviser this year. She will graduate In Honoribus from NSU in May.
Honors Program Director Dr. Erin Fouberg said it is very rare for a marketing student to get into an outstanding graduate school such as Northwestern without years of experience after graduating.
“Jennifer has used her keen marketing aesthetic to help Honors establish an official logo, begin a marketing effort with Admissions to recruit Honors students, and brand the activities and events we sponsor on campus,” Fouberg said.
Kilber has also been involved in the NSU Business Club and intramurals. Her future career goals include working in corporate marketing for an agriculture-based firm or working for a nonprofit organization in cause marketing.
She said Fouberg and NSU School of Business faculty members Dr. Allen Barclay and Dr. Doug Ohmer all have been great supporters throughout her collegiate career. Her time at Northern prepared her for graduate studies.
“Taking advantage of the extracurricular opportunities such as marketing internships and getting involved in Aberdeen's business community were key to becoming admitted to this program,” she said. “My marketing experience with class marketing projects and writing my Honors thesis also helped me prepare myself for grad school.”