Oyinade Koyi, an Interdisciplinary Studies major who focused on English and Information Systems when she earned her degree in 2012, has thrived due to her Stevenson experience. She now works at The Museum at FIT in New York City as the Assistant Media Manager.
The Capitol Heights, Md., native, says, "Today, I am a public relations and social media enthusiast who lives in New York City. I love expressing myself creatively through writing, photography, video, and in the way I dress. I believe that knowledge is power, and I am committed to increasing literacy among children and adults through my organization, Black Culture Nerd."
While at Stevenson, Oyinade was actively involved in several organizations, including Green Shirts, Career Ambassadors, The Villager, and Student Council, and she was one of the founding members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Tau Theta chapter.
"My favorite part about my major was being able to tailor my classes based upon my interests. I was able to take classes in journalism through the English program as well as technology courses through the information systems program. Combining these two majors was the best of both worlds and gave me a competitive edge when searching for a job after I graduated."
Today, she works at The Museum at FIT in New York City as the Assistant Media Manager. "In this position, I help maintain all of the museum's digital platforms across the web and on social media,” she explains. "This includes updating the main museum website and developing websites for each exhibition. I also work with the museum's curators to build and design digital content showcased on monitors and tablet/mobile devices in the exhibition galleries."
She credits Stevenson for preparing her for life after graduation in many ways.
“Because of my participation in extracurricular activities such as Career Ambassadors, I learned to think of myself as a brand and to use the skills I learned in my English and computer classes to market my strengths effectively online and in person. With these strengths relationships I gained, I was then able to apply to graduate school and receive my a master's in public relations from the best public relations program in the country at Georgetown University."