Student Success Story: Dario Leone
Dario Leone, a senior with a Dual Major in International Business & Italian Studies and a Minor in Communication Studies, is engaged in a multitude of roles on Merrimack’s campus; he is the Italian Club President, Committee Head for Relay for Life, an RA, and a graduate of the Leadership Institute.
When he is not occupying those roles, Leone serves on the Augies Advisory Board and is a member of the American Marketing Association. In his downtime, he can also be spotted in the gym or just hanging out with friends to relax.
Understanding the importance of early career development, Leone has been extremely active in pursuing internships during his four years at Merrimack. “I have attended every Career Fair put on by the school all four years. I landed internship offers with Putnam Investments twice through these fairs,” he told us.
Leone has also held a position in Milan, Italy as an Assistant Media Planner for Havas Media MPG. Telling of his experience, he gushed, “I absolutely fell in love with the job. I was scheduling spots and commercials in TV, Radio and Print. I communicated with clients, created projections, wrote presentations based off of market reactions to moves and devised a strategic marketing plan for two of MPG’s biggest clients; Hyundai and Kia.”
As a graduating senior, Leone expressed a few words of advice to impart on his fellow Merrimack students, “Get as involved as possible and start networking as early as possible. I think students would be surprised to find out who they are connected to through people they know. It’s a great way to get a resume flagged.”
He recently accepted a position with Havas Media, which has derived from his original internship with the company in Milan. Leone will be serving as Assistant Media Planner for the complan’s department in Boston, MA.
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