Amanda Puleo

Amanda Puleo will be the student speaker at the Spring Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m. She is graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design, magna cum laude.

Hometown: Twinsburg

Graduate: Twinsburg High School

What’s next? Working at American Greetings as an associate line designer.

Q: Did you do an internship or co-op? How did that help you prepare for a career?

A: I did a full time internship in Summer 2014 at an advertising agency. That internship taught me the importance of working with people who have the same work ethic as I do. It also taught me the importance of working with clients and businesses that inspire you and are always changing and looking for the next big thing.

Q: What’s your advice to incoming freshmen?

A: My advice to incoming freshmen would be to start your college career strong. Even if you have no idea what you want to do yet, whatever you are doing in that moment, give it your all. You never know which experiences will have an impact on your future in one-way or another.

Q: What’s your ultimate career goal?

A: I would love to gain enough experience to one day be able to have a graphic design business on my own.

Amanda Puelo