A Selling Combo: Communication, Marketing, and Personality

Sadie Ostwald, Stafanie Ziebell, and Kaiyah Ocana
April 27, 2016

Three UMD seniors have got what it takes. Sadie Ostwald, Stefanie Ziebell, and Kaiyah Ocana landed jobs with the global company Microsoft and will start just weeks after they wear their caps and gowns. 

Meeting Microsoft 
For Stefanie, majoring in marketing and minoring in communication, it happened when she was talking about her job search to John Kratz, a UMD marketing instructor. “He forced me to meet the Microsoft recruiters,” she says. “He kept insisting that I leave the room right that second and talk to them." The recruiters were in the LSBE atrium, near the classrooms. "I went right up and razzle-dazzled them,” Stefanie says.