Meet Lexi, junior in the Advertising program, world traveler and graphic designer.
Name: Lexi Smith
Degree: Bachelor’s in Advertising
Anticipated Graduation: 2018
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Who do you admire and why?
Barby Moro, she’s my boss at the Southern Scholarship Foundation. I have never met someone with so much positive energy, integrity, and passion for serving her community.
What Jeopardy category could you clear, no problem?
Types of cheese.
Favorite office snack?
I’m a sucker for some Goldfish. Original, not flavor blasted.
Best account to follow on social media?
I can’t pick one so here’s three: @dallasclayton, @apartmenttherapy, and @timothygoodman.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Some advice can be a vice.
Life as an FSU Student
What made you choose your major?
I grew up creative, always taking art classes, so I chose to pursue advertising because it allows me to be creative, but it gives me a purpose and an audience for which to creative things. I’ve grown to be really passionate about advertising because those of us who work in this industry have a unique opportunity to share messages the entire world sees. And with the right messages, great things can happen.
What does your average day look like?
My average day is usually: wake up, shower, go to class, come home and get ready, go to my internship, dinner with my housemates, sometimes an advertising meeting, usually the gym, homework, then bed.
Your favorite study spot on campus?
The advertising lab in UCC.
What’s your dream career?
A meaningful, creative one.
Share a notable (funny, embarrassing, exciting) experience you’ve had at FSU?
One of my most exciting experiences at FSU was participating in the Global Scholars Program. It allowed me to meet the most amazing people and travel out of the country for the first time. Through Global Scholars, I got to live and volunteer in India for two and a half months.
Have you participated in any internships?
My very first internship was with CPS23 Marketing (now rebranded as The Current Agency). After that I was a graphic design intern for the College of Communication and Information. Next I interned for an NGO called Prayasam in Kolkata, India. Currently, I’m interning at Sachs Media Group!
Are you involved with student organizations?
I’m involved with Ad Club! I joined Ad Club the spring of my freshman year and two years later, it’s still one of my favorite organizations. I’ve gone on a few trips with Ad Club to Atlanta and New York. I’ve met some of my best friends through the club and joining really helped me get more involved within my major.
What motivates you?
My family, the 15 extremely driven women I live with at Southern Scholarship Foundation, my advertising team.
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Meet as many people as you can. Raise your hand for the things other people won’t. Listen to other people’s stories. Care about school, but don’t forget to live your life.