Lynn alumna Jacqueline McAllister works at Blue 449, a company that calls itself the open source media agency.
McAllister, a negotiator at Blue 449 in the National Investment department, negotiates and buys commercial times for her clients. Her company’s largest accounts are T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile, both organizations with which she heavily works.
“Whenever you see one of their commercials on TV or the radio, it is because my team has specifically purchased that commercial spot for our client,” said McAllister. “We do everything from negotiating the deals, billing, securing spots within premium shows, sending reports to clients and making sure each deal fully delivers what we originally purchased.”
McAllister’s role resulted in countless amazing experiences, including attending professional sporting events, concerts and cooking classes. She enjoys her role and credits much of the person she has become today to her time at Lynn.
“I couldn’t imagine attending any other university,” said McAllister. “Lynn gave me numerous opportunity to grow and learn within and outside of the classroom. Each of my experiences at Lynn also enhanced my networking ability.”
McAllister graduated in May 2016 with a major in advertising and public relations as well as a double minor in fashion management and event management. Based on her past experiences, she encourages current students to get involved and attend on-campus events.
“College goes by way too fast and all students should take advantage of as many opportunities as possible,” said McAllister.
At Lynn, she served as the president and recruitment chair of her sorority Theta Phi Alpha and held the public relations chair for the College PanHellenic Council, achieving the Order of Omega. McAllister served alongside numerous other departments and ultimately was named the student speaker for the Snyder Sanctuary dedication. In addition, she served as a volunteer for NBC and MSNBC during 2012’s third presidential debate, hosted by Lynn.
“I learned my leadership style, developed public speaking skills, management techniques and communication methods through extensive involvement,” said McAllister.
She practiced what she preached and was involved in various clubs and organizations on campus during as a student. Through multiple leadership positions with countless organizations, McAllister walked away from Lynn with life lessons and skills that have transformed her career.