Kendall's Alumni Blog

Head shot of Kendall SutliffMeet NMU's second alumni blogger, Kendall Sutliff ('08 BS) is an Executive Team Leader for Target in Mundelein, IL.

Nov. 19, 2008

Hello!

My name is Kendall and I am extremely honored to be the next NMU Alumni blogger!

I graduated from NMU just six short months ago with a BS in Marketing and minor in Entertainment and Sports Promotion.  During my five years at Northern, I was lucky enough to travel internationally, be the president of NMU's American Marketing Association, the chair of the Dean's Student Advisory Council and experience some pretty cool internships. 

Now, you may be asking, was all that time at NMU really worth it?  Absolutely!  In June, I launched my career with Target as the Executive Team Leader – Food in Mundelein, IL.  In other words, this means that I manage five areas of a SuperTarget –Dairy, Frozen, Dry Grocery, Meat and Produce.  And certain days of the week I am responsible for the entire store.  With all the experiences I've had, retail is actually something new for me.  It's the kind of place where I learn something new every day and know that I'm making a difference in my work centers. 

On top of the experiences and the career, the most exciting part about graduating from NMU is the fact that it doesn't matter where I go, I run into someone who knows about Northern.  Sunday night I was shopping and the cashier noticed my NMU sweatshirt and said that she had just applied.  She probably got more than she bargained for, because I spent the next ten minutes telling her about how much I loved going to Northern J  She's lucky she had another customer to take care of, or she would've spent another ten minutes hearing about how much my sister and cousins love NMU as well!

That's all for now.  More details to come!