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Sarah Heckman

Graduate Assistant of Client Services

Major: Marketing

Graduation Year: 2021

Hometown: Fleetwood, PA

Personality Type: INFJ, The Advocate  

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

I really enjoy the “real-world” learning environment and how much confidence I have gained in such a short amount of time. In this type of environment, I am not afraid to ask questions and learn more about professional topics or areas of study that I’m curious about.

What are your goals in the future?

My goals in the future are to start off at a marketing firm where I can get involved in all different types of client businesses. A long-term goal of mine is to work on a freelance basis and have clients of my own, where I can supply marketing needs such as social media management, web design, copy writing, and more.

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake has provided a plethora of professional information and training, and after only working with O’Pake for a few months I feel more prepared than ever.

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory at Alvernia is attending the sports games and getting to know my professors.

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I very much enjoy the small, tight-knit community feeling at Alvernia. I am a transfer student, and that is the most compelling feature Alvernia has to offer to me.

Who or what inspires you and why?

My mother is a huge inspiration to me. She works incredibly hard during the day and when she comes home her first thought is to provide for her family. I am forever grateful for her and her work.

What is a quote that you abide by?

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I used to work at a dog bakery and made cakes for dogs!