By Ashlan Kelly
After graduating in May, alumna Sara McAveney has returned to Lynn to take on a new role as the university’s newest Alumni Coordinator.
McAveney graduated with a bachelors of arts degree in advertising and public relations in May of 2017 and will now be switching her role from student to staff.
“It’s a little weird being on campus not as a student,” said McAveney. “I have made so many memories here as a student and now I am transitioning to making memories as an employee. But Lynn has always felt like a second home to me. Everyone is so helpful and welcoming and I couldn’t think of a better place to work.”
Before acquiring this position, McAveney worked at the Keratin Complex as a social media and advertising intern for two years as an undergraduate student. After graduating, she accepted a full-time job with the Keratin Complex and worked there for about a month before this opportunity fell into her lap.
“As Alumni Coordinator, I take care of all things alumni, along with my director, Barbara Sageman,” said McAveney. “I handle all Lynn alumni social media and I engage alumni to help them feel connected to Lynn even after they graduate. I also handle other tasks involving alumni events and programs.”
Through this position, McAveney has had the opportunity to learn about all of the amazing things that Lynn alumni have done and continue to do, as well as how the university has helped them achieve their dreams.
On a daily basis, McAveney utilizes her social media and communication skills along with her creative skills, but the most challenging part for her is time management.
“I love working for Lynn, but I am still adjusting,” said McAveney. “Being a full-time employee is very different from being a student, however, I have been able to meet so many more amazing people at Lynn through this position that I didn’t know as a student.”