Alumni in 10
Sara Terwillegar '19
Multimedia Advertising Consultant at WZZM 13 On Your Side
Degree Earned/Emphasis Area
B.B.A. in Marketing and Management
1. What has your journey been since graduation?
I recently graduated in April 2019, so I'm just getting started on my journey as a GVSU alum! I currently work as a multimedia advertising consultant with WZZM 13 On Your Side and am loving it so far! It is exciting to put your degree and college experience to the test as you embark in a new career.
2. How has Grand Valley had a role in your journey?
Grand Valley has completely shaped me into the person I am today. I don't know where I would be without the experiences, guidance from mentors, and the amazing people I met along the way!
3. What is your favorite Grand Valley memory?
Attending every single GVSU football game throughout my four years, and getting to work on the sidelines as a sports marketing intern!
4. What three words describe your experience at Grand Valley?
Discovery, excitement, and growth.
5. How, and why, have you stayed involved with Grand
Valley since graduation?
As soon as I graduated and entered the "real world," I instantly missed the connection and family that I felt at Grand Valley. GVSU has been such a big part of my life and identity for the past four years, so I wanted to give back to my alma mater through volunteering and serving on the Young Alumni Council!
6. Why are you proud to be a Laker for a Lifetime?
I am proud to be a Laker for a Lifetime because Grand Valley has been, and will always be, a part of my life. It gave me the best friends, the best memories, my sorority sisters, and countless opportunities to grow into the person I was meant to be.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I love to volunteer, explore shops and restaurants in the city, check out exhibits at the GRAM and UICA, and visit the nearby beaches.
8. What is your favorite quote/motto to live by?
"I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking, ‘What can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther?’”- Legacy by Rupi Kaur
9. What motivates you?
I am motivated by seeing the successes of others, my own failures, and my family and friends pushing me to be the best version of myself I can possibly be.
10. What book or movie have you recently enjoyed?
I recently watched Green Book and it was amazing!