COMM Alumna Sarah Jean Ferraris Finds Success in Michigan

Less than one year after graduation, Sarah Jean Ferraris lands her dream introductory position for Team Detroit as a Digital Junior Project Manager. Her position at the agency is within the Shopper Marketing team on the Ford account.


Ferraris’ success is no coincidence. As a student in CCI’s advertising program she was president of the Advertising Club, served on the CCI Student Leadership Council and interned at multiple advertising and public relations agencies in town.

“FSU provided me with plenty of opportunities;” says Ferraris, “it was just a matter of taking advantage of them. […] I’ve been seeking experiences through countless internships, leadership positions and professional affiliations to inspire, challenge and prepare me for this very moment. This is everything I have been working towards my entire life – a career that satiates my curiosity and creativity. “

Today, she finds herself in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I relocated here in late August with my boyfriend while he attends law school at the University of Michigan,“ says Ferraris.

This past summer she worked on popular brands such as Bayer Aspirin and Aleve through a student internship program at Energy BBDO in Chicago. It was there that Ferraris witnessed the Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ campaign unfold. As part of the Aleve team, she was able to sit-in on creative and planning meetings, and help develop three campaigns – one of which will be released at the end of this month (Aleve PM). For Bayer she conducted competitive audits and even shared lunch with the CEO, Tonise Paul.

After all that work, Sarah definitely makes time for play. “Oh – Chicago,” she says, “the city itself was amazing! I lived and work downtown, attended multiple festivals, ate at a lot of restaurants; saw the Cubs at Wrigley Field and so much more!”

Sarah Jean Ferraris looks forward to her experience as Digital Junior Project Manager. She thanks the College of Communication and Information for their continued support. “Thank you to CCI for preparing me for my future!” says Ferraris.