Jessica Babin graduated from Samford University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in French in May 2008. Upon graduation she worked as an Au Pair in Paris, France. After returning to the United States she was employed at IPS Corporation in Collierville, TN as the Sales and Marketing Administrator and as a Research Analyst for New South Research in Birmingham, AL. Although Jessica considers her industry work experience worthwhile, she sees herself moving into academia. After completing the M.S. in Marketing degree she intends to continue at the University of Alabama and pursue a Ph.D. in Marketing. Her ultimate goal is to become a professor of Marketing at a leading research institution and to make significant contributions to the field of academic research. Additionally, she desires to give back to future students by sparking their interest in marketing and serving as a mentor.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.