Alumna Spotight: Paula Novacki, `14
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Nicholette Macklin is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina and currently serves on the University of South Carolina Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council.
Nicholette decided to attend UofSC because of her passion for business, her dream of having a career that could take her anywhere in the world and the reputation of the Darla Moore School of Business. While at school, Nicholette majored in marketing and management and minored in international studies, Spanish and Mandarin.
Outside of her studies, Nicholette was very involved on campus. She was a cheerleader and a member of the Theta Gamma chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Additionally, Nicholette founded a student organization called Trew Friends that raises awareness for the importance of becoming an organ donor. She also participated as a conversation language partner for EPI students and in several events organized through the Confucius Institute.
With the plethora of knowledge Nicholette gained from her various majors and minors and her passion for travel, Nicholette was able to land a job with the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Europe Office. She currently serves as an International Business Development Manager and lives in Germany.
Even overseas, Nicholette stays involved with her alma mater by serving on the Young Alumni Council (YAC). In her role on YAC, Nicholette serves as Co-Chair of the Alumni and Student Engagement Committee.
“Since graduating, the University has continued to have a positive impact on my life in many ways. Because of my experiences, I wanted to play a role in providing other people with reasons to remain connected to the University and opportunities to take advantage of the network it provides.”
There are so many reasons that the University of South Carolina holds a special place in Nicholette’s heart.
“I was fortunate to have an amazing undergraduate experience. UofSC is where I met my husband and some of my lifelong friends. I was able to travel internationally through the University and create memories that may not have been available to me had I attended another university. Also, the network I was able to build while at the University and have continued to build because of the University has been the ultimate asset for me, both professionally and personally.”
Learn more about the Young Alumni Council HERE!