Name: Sarah Kane
Class Year: 2016
Title: Regional Director of Content
Organization Name: Arcis
1. In one sentence, what does your job entail?
I manage the social media, website, branding, PR, and event coordination for 15 Golf Courses in Arizona (9 Public Courses and 6 Private).
2. What were you involved in when you were on campus?
I participated on the Women’s Softball team for all 4 years. I was the Captain my last two years. I was also a Member of the Janssen Leadership Academy. I was the Co-Chair of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
3. What was your major and how did it affect your career decisions?
I majored in art and education. When I graduated from college, I was substitute teaching and I also had a job as a Receptionist at a high-end Jacksonville rooftop club in Jacksonville, FL (my hometown I networked with quite a few people here and landed a couple more jobs in the hospitality industry, which really let me take my creative personality to the next level. While I’m not working in an actual Art Museum or have my own Art Studio, I am still working in programs like Photoshop and Premiere Pro where I am able to edit photography and videos, expressing my creative outlet. I also feel that a successful Social Media page requires artistic intention with the correct staging of photos, and clever/creative captions to match.
4. What are one or two skills that you developed at Holy Cross that you use in your work?
I feel like I have become just a better human in general, and I feel like I have gotten to where I am today from what the Holy Cross community and standards preached. When people ask me about my college experience, I always tell them, “it was the best decision I ever made.” And I truly believe that. My teammates, friends, professors, and everyone in between were incredible mentors and motivators in my life and I think back and reflect on that often.
5. What advice do you have for students on campus today?
Two things. One: Be kind. This goes such a long way. If you’re not a master at something but you’re kind, people are going to want to help you. Also, in the world we live in today, it’s so important to say hi to a stranger or express a compliment that you’re feeling. I feel like there is a lot of pressure on a lot of people, and that probably stems from after-effects of Covid, but kindness never harms anyone. The second: don’t be afraid to be still. We move so fast in the world today. It’s a very competitive world, and also a very fast-paced world, where I find that people struggle with patience. When you’re in line at the grocery store and the person in front of you is taking a long time, be still. When you’re driving, don’t be in such a hurry. You’ll get there at nearly the same time anyways. When you feel like you have to run a million errands on the weekend, take your time. Life goes by way too fast to not appreciate the small stuff. Tough times always pass. Have an open mind and only look towards the future.