Jing Jingyao Ou

MS-Marketing Student Spotlight: Jing “Jingyao” Ou

Jing “Jingyao” Ou is a current student in the Master of Science in Marketing program. She shares why she chose to pursue her graduate degree in marketing, what she’s planning to do after graduation and her favorite memory from her time in the college. 

Q: Tell us about your background.

Ou: “I did both my undergrad and master’s at UF, so I am a double Gator. During my free time, I like to collect merch collaborations of some of my favorite shows and anime.”

Jing Ou

Q: Why did you choose to do the MS-Marketing program?

Ou: “I decided to do the MS-Marketing program because I see it as a great investment for my future career. The MS-Marketing program offers a great balance of both creative and technical courses to encourage many students like myself to solve challenging problems with different perspectives while using technical data to support our claims. In addition to what the program has to offer, the combined degree program saves both time and money for me. So, after all, it’s a win-win-win on better education, less time and saving money.”

Q: What are your best memories from your time at Warrington?

Ou: “My best memories from Warrington were when I was in charge of passing out graduation cords to graduating students. Everyone that came to pick up their graduation cords was so cheerful and open to talk about all kinds of career plans they had, it honestly made me so happy and it really made me feel so grateful for the wonderful network that UF Warrington has to help not only those graduating students but also myself find the career.”

Q: What advice do you have for other undergraduate students who are planning to do the MS-Marketing program?

Ou: “My advice is definitely to try to do the combined degree program as soon as possible to take advantage of all the savings such as time and money. Besides that, I would say try not to take a lot of classes at first to get used to the rhythm of graduate-level classes.”

Q: What activities did you take part in as an undergraduate student?

Ou: “During my undergraduate years at UF, I was on the E-Board for the Chinese American Student Association, and I also worked as a UN volunteer to help those in need by helping out with fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic. The experiences that I got in project management and cross-functional teams eventually helped me to become an MS-Marketing program ambassador.”

Q: What have you been doing since graduation?

Ou: “My post-graduation plan is to move to Miami to work at Invisors as a Workday analyst.”

Q: Tell us three cool things about you.

Ou: “I can wiggle my ears. I am directionally challenged. I am all caught up on this ongoing anime that is 1000+ episodes long.”