Hello, my name is Tori Oliver (she/her/hers)
I am a second-year student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with majors in marketing and advertising.
My interest in marketing and advertising stems from a persistent curiosity towards human behavior. As a kid, I loved bugging my parents by constantly asking “but why?” It’s that curiosity that drives me to try and understand why people make certain decisions and create strategies and content based on human behavior.
In my free time, I can be found outside and on the move. I’m always up for a hike or a trip to the farmers’ market. I love adventuring outdoors, eating great food, and exploring new places.
The Downtown Farmer’s Market is my favorite place to spend the morning with with good food and cute dogs everywhere!
This past January, I had the opportunity to do all three as I studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary. My very first trip to Europe and I got to spend three weeks in the beautiful capital city! I took a three-week digital marketing course at Corvinus University with students from around the world. I enjoyed my time abroad so much that I’m currently planning to spend the fall 2022 semester abroad in Lisbon, Portugal.
My passion for travel paired with my studies at Drake has fueled an interest in global marketing and my dream is to one day be in a position that allows me to work internationally. Currently, I’m exploring internship opportunities in the Des Moines area and am interested in gaining some hands experience this summer.
On-campus I’m involved in the Drake Outdoor Leadership Club (DOLC) allowing me to connect with others who share my love for the great outdoors. This past spring break, I traveled with DOLC to Sam Huston National Forest for a week of camping, hiking, canoeing, and relaxing in the warm Texas weather.
Additionally, I am involved in the Student Activities Board, the largest event planning organization on Drake’s campus, where I serve as a Graphic Design Co-Chair. This position has allowed me to get more involved in student life while fine-tuning my design skills.
This year I also joined Drake’s chapter of the American Marketing Association and am currently part of a team working on an integrated marketing project for Coca-Cola. This experience has been a bit of a learning curve, but I’ve had a lot of fun along the way and can’t wait for our final presentation in May.
Want more? Feel free to explore my online portfolio and check out what I’ve been working on lately.