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Congratulations to 2020 Leadership Studies graduate, Mackenzie Scacci!

Author: Troy Rutter | Image: Troy Rutter

Mackenzie Scacci will receive a Leadership Studies Certificate and a degree in Communication Studies with minors in General Business and Music from Iowa State University. Congratulations, Mackenzie!

What are your career plans after graduation?

I plan to apply for graduate school for an MBA, but if not, I will be looking for jobs in HR!


What other goals do you have for your life after graduation (hobbies, travel, self-improvement, etc.)? 

My goal after graduation is to eventually get a well supportive job so it will be possible for myself to travel to South Korea to visit my best friend.


What was your favorite Leadership Studies class? And why?

My favorite Leadership Studies class was MGMT 371. It showed me that I enjoy the study of management, and I also enjoyed the classmates I met and worked with!


How do you feel Leadership Studies has made an impact on you?

I have never really been the person to be the leader, but more a follower. This program helped to show that anyone can become a leader and having leadership skills can be vital for future roles.


What activities, clubs, groups were you a member of at ISU?

I was a member and treasurer for Lyrica Choir!


After your time in the program, what is your definition of leadership?

To me personally, I find leadership to be the skill to lead others and followers to success (which can be done in a variety of ways)!


What is your favorite memory from being at ISU? 

My favorite memories are definitely every time I entered a new class, continued the friendships I made, but I also grew new friendships with a variety of people.


What would you say to someone considering a Leadership Studies minor or certificate?

This can be a large resume builder and skill set to have.