Mike Markland

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Mike Markland

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

I grew up in Franklin Massachusetts and am now a Junior Business major attending the Isenberg School of Management at Umass Amherst. Growing up I played Baseball, Basketball, football, and hockey. Unfortunately I am not good enough to play in college at a competative level, so now i enjoy playing intramural sports. My biggest passion is definitely music. I would classify myself as a guitarist, although i also play 4 other instruments. My favorite type of music to play is deffinitely the blues, but i enjoy listening to a wide variety of music. My favorite artists are Dave Matthews, Zac Brown Band, Guns n Roses, and Led Zeppelin.

I am attending Umass in order to gain the experience i need to succeed in the business world. The classes i am attending here are definitely a big help in achieving my goal, but i am a big believer of self education and feel that it is through experiences outside of the classroom where real skills are learned. For this reason i am an avid reader of business books of every kind, and enjoy doing things that put me outside of my comfort zone.

I have worked for College Works Painting for the past two years. During the first year as a sales intern, i started a house painting company from the ground up by going door to door and handing out flyers for countless hours in order to make sales. I did this starting in February of My freshman year and continued to grow my business and manage all of the projects until that September when I became a District Manager. This job entailed recruiting an hiring students in the fall, then training and mentoring these new interns through the program and making sure they develop skills and are successful. I did this job until August before my junior year when i decided to leave the company to focus on my grades and try to get a different experience through another internship. Currently, during this semester i am not working, but i day trade stocks to keep a level of income flowing in.

After i Graduate i hope to be a successful entrepeneur and find a way to combine business with my passion for music. Hopefully i can make enough money doing this to allow me to travel freely and experience everything the world has to offer.

  • Work
    • College Student
  • Education
    • Franklin High School
    • Isenberg School of Management