Madison Coats is a senior at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she majors in Graphic Design and minors in Marketing. Although she is about to finish her Bachelor’s degree, she plans to go back to school for a Master’s degree in Marketing in the next few years. When she is not doing her internship here at VDG, working as a framer at Hobby Lobby, or going to school, you can find her playing with her dog or doing some sort of DIY project.
Who dead or alive would you like to have dinner with?
My grandmother so I can ask her for tons of advice and give her one more hug.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Fast food is super easy, Chick-fil-A. I could eat it for every meal, every day. As far as a sit-down restaurant, I love Japanese food, especially Kuro Shima, which is located in Milledgeville.
What’s the last great book you read?
I actually just finished a book that I really enjoyed called Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht. I read this book as a student about to graduate college looking to learn a few extra tips and tricks about the business and marketing world. This book is a super easy read and I found myself laughing at a lot of the stories, while also learning something from them.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I think that just about anywhere with a beach is my kind of place, but recently I have been very interested in St. Augustine for its mix of beaches, rivers, art, and history. I have always felt that living by the beach would make life more enjoyable because everyone seems to be happier.
Do you have a hidden talent?
If I had to name a hidden talent, I would say that I am a big people person. After working customer service for almost 6 years, talking to people and helping them comes second nature to me.
Name three things on your bucket list.
Skydiving, visiting all 50 states (I’ve already been to 15!), and traveling to Australia!
What is your dream job?
Wow, the answer to this has changed a million times in my life, but currently I want to stay in the marketing industry and work up to the CMO of a company (ideally in an office with a pretty view).
Why did you want to intern with VDG?
After searching through tons of marketing and advertising agencies, VDG sparked my interest because of the quality of work that they produced. After interviewing and meeting some of the staff, I loved the work environment and sense of friendship within the company. Since being here, I have realized and love how involved VDG is with their clients and community.