Nick Poulin: Achieving more at UMaine

Nick Poulin from Augusta, Maine is one of the 2021–22 James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior Award recipients. He is a marketing and new media double major, and will be a senior in the fall. Poulin works for ASAP on campus, and is a marketing intern for both the Maine Business School and the United Way of Eastern Maine. Poulin is very involved as an MBS ambassador and the president of Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, Poulin plans to attend graduate school at UMaine.

What difference has UMaine made in your life and how has it helped you to reach your goals?
UMaine has given me the ability to have strong faith in myself and my future. I had come here in 2019 confident in myself, but unsure about my career, through various networking events and one-on-one time with professors, faculty and peers, I realized how well this school can prepare you for the real world. UMaine has helped me reach my goal of not dreading the future but looking forward to it.

Can you think of a specific experience at UMaine that has changed or shaped the way you see the world?
Intro to Business my first semester. I was told to keep an open mind about how I perceive college and I was advised to pick up a second major (new media). Because of that, I would not have been able to acquire two of my current positions. That simple advice to not be so steadfast in my thinking allowed me to achieve more than I thought possible going into college. I plan to carry that mindset beyond my schooling and incorporate that into my daily life.

Have you worked with a professor or mentor who made your UMaine experience better?
I have worked with several professors and mentors who have made my time here memorable, some being Melanie Brooks, Taylor Ashley, Faye Gilbert, Stefano Tijerina, Mike Scott, Erin Carter, Rusty Stough, Grant Miles, and many others.

Do you have any advice for incoming students to help them get off to the best start academically?
If you find some event or opportunity that you think will help you out in the future, just show up. There’s no harm in going.

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