Meet Tyler Bowman, a junior majoring in marketing. He is president of the Marketing Club.
Tell us about your role with the Marketing Club and how it has shaped your experience at La Roche.
This is my second year as president of the Marketing Club. I help plan and organize events on campus while trying to use the marketing strategies and skills from our classes. I have been able to develop great leadership skills and time-management skills. Being in this position can be very busy, but it’s important to know how to take charge and prioritize my time. My major prepared me to incorporate marketing strategies and business structures so that the club can operate as a small business model.
Why did you choose to major in marketing at La Roche?
I always had an interest in the art of selling things. I grew up watching my mom sell kitchenware, and I enjoyed seeing her interact with customers and believe in what she was selling.
La Roche had a home vibe to it. I thought the community was a caring community, and there also is so much to do in Pittsburgh. La Roche was the best place for these opportunities.
Which professors at La Roche have made the greatest impact on you, and how?
I commend Professors Dr. Rishi Bahl and Dr. Michaela Noakes. Dr. Bahl has taught me that I need to always think of the big picture and to not be afraid of stepping outside of the box to find success. Dr. Noakes taught me how to be a hard worker and to never give up on my dreams and talents.
What has been your greatest challenge at La Roche so far?
My greatest challenge has been finding the perfect balance in my classes and extracurricular activities while enjoying my time here on campus.
What do you like to do off campus?
I’m a big sports fan, and I love going to North Park to play hockey on the deck hockey court. It’s a great way to get exercise and to release some of the stress that comes with being a student.