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Mariah Pellowski

Mariah Pellowski

Student Researcher

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Student at University of Wisconsin - Stout

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Research Assistant

Working with the Applied Social Science program director to research the practices of applied research at the University of Wisconsin - Stout and incorporating research methods into freshmen and sophomore curriculum.

UW-Stout

Bachelor of Science (BS), Applied Social Science

I studied abroad program in Greece changed my perspective on history and life itself. The trip challenged me to understand how people and culture are perceived through film. We studied the way tourists commodify Greek culture because of their expectations of Greek life, largely because of media. This unfortunate reality happens through what I came to understand as an imitation of entertainment; the process when people see an image, still or moving, that was created as entertainment but is understood by the public as truth. When this entertainment image is seen as truth it is then portrayed onto a culture or people, such as Greece, and tourists unknowingly change a culture through their imitation of entertainment into reality.

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Education

TJX

Sales Associate

Qualified in many positions throughout the store. Started the job working in sales immediately, specializing in shoes, handbags, luggage, intimates, and body care. I quickly learned to use a register, as do all associates, but maintained primarily on the floor. After a few months into the job I was trained in Fitting Rooms and later in Jewelry and stocking the back-room. It was handy to be qualified in many areas of the store so that I could be flexible when needed. I also worked closely with one of the managers to shadow her daily duties as a store manager. I assisted her in application sorting, interviewing, training new employees and conducting orientation. I was on the TJX student track to become a manager myself.

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Career

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Clerical Assistant

Implementing new inventory systems to the campus textbook office. Working with new and prospective students on learning all online applications. Executing new stock and inventory plans. Daily tasks of working in a office and most importantly customer service.

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Globally Intrigued

Traveled to 4 continents and achieved my wildest dreams at the age of 21 is no small feat.