Katie McBrien

Assistant Account Executive, The Integer Group
Communication, 2012

I work on the account leadership team with the Procter & Gamble Scale client. As part of the account leadership team, I get to work not only with the clients at Procter & Gamble, but also our amazingly talented creative team.  Having the ability to work with both the creative team and the client means that I get to fuel the creativity that was instilled in me at CU-Boulder, even though I am not technically  on the creative team.
I love getting to work with a group of talented and creative people. Going to CU-Boulder, I learned that there is no mountain too high, working on the account leadership team at Integer, I get to come up with solutions to problems and help our clients continue to look to the future. There is no doubt that marketing is evolving and I want to be on the forefront of that, it is just something you learn as a Buff. My job allows me to continually push the envelope.
Integer has created a culture that makes people want to come to work every day. I work with, in my opinion, some of the best and smartest people in the industry. We work hard to over-deliver for our clients, making it easy to say I not only love my job, I am also proud to say I work at Integer.
My experience at CU-Boulder is a big part of why I was able to so easily adapt to my career at Integer. The professors at CU-Boulder are constantly pushing their students to be their very best. Also, CU-Boulder is a nimble university that understands our world is constantly changing and evolving.  No matter what major you are part of, CU-Boulder looks to be at the forefront. For me, that meant understanding how the world of marketing was changing. CU-Boulder also pushed me to be involved in internships and networking events on and off campus which was vital to my success as a graduate.
Since graduating from CU-Boulder, there have been a lot of awesome things that have happened to me at work and in my personal life. At work, I have been lucky enough to work on a team filled with smart and creative people and working on the P&G Olympics programs was one of the highlights. I have also completed four half marathons since graduation which has been a goal for a long time.
CU-Boulder taught me that there is no problem that cannot be solved with a little hard work. As a CU-Boulder graduate, I am not afraid to jump in and do the work that needs to get done. I think this is something that makes a great employee after graduation. CU-Boulder also taught me that using your resources is an important part of getting the job done. Across the university there are more than 30,000 students and 300 clubs or organizations. As a student, I learned the importance of working with my peers to make a difference on campus.
Going to CU-Boulder was a no brainer for me. Driving into Boulder, with the sight of the red-flagstone roofs on campus and the flat irons in the background is a great reminder, I went to school on the most beautiful campus.  But, it was more than just the beautiful campus, knowing that CU-Boulder would push me academically as well as socially was something that was important to me when looking at where to go to school.