Meet Tucker Kavanagh ’16 Kavanagh encourages current students to "never be afraid to reach out to the W&L network."
- What was your major at W&L, and how does it apply to your career now?
I majored in business administration. In my advertising career, the strong business grounding gained in the Williams School helps me daily to quickly understand the business needs and challenges of my clients across various industries.
- What was your first job after graduation?
I was a client strategist at The VIA Agency in Portland, Maine.
- What are some of your major or memorable career milestones?
As a lifelong skier, launching the new ad campaign for Steamboat Spring Ski Resort this season was a special collision of my career and passion. Another memorable career milestone was helping facilitate a commercial video shot for L.L.Bean in Santiago, Chile.
- What do you miss most about your time at W&L?
Above all else, I miss meals at the fraternity house. It was easy to lose track of time and sit there talking for two hours while my brothers trickled in and out.
- What was the one class you most enjoyed outside of your major, and why?
Creative Writing, Non-Fiction taught by Professor Ball. The class required us to write a series of creative essays about our own lives. During my final semester at W&L, that class was the perfect opportunity for self reflection as my time in school came to a close.
- What is the one class or professor you wish you could return to campus and take a class with now?
Professor Stephen Lind. His classes were an incredible grounding in public speaking and business communications; I’d love to see what else he has for me to learn.
- What is one thing on your W&L bucket list that you would still like to accomplish?
I never did find the Cadaver Tunnels…
- What advice would you give to next year’s graduating class?
Never be afraid to reach out to the W&L network. We’ve all been helped by a fellow General at some point in our careers and are more than happy to pay the kindness forward.
- Tell a favorite memory in five sentences or less.
My junior and senior year I lived on the Maury out at Bean’s Bottom. My fondest memories from college are throwing parties on our back lawn before tubing down the river to continue the festivities at The Pole Houses.
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