Hi, my name is Sara Harmon.  Welcome to my ePortfolio!  I was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 2, 1994, and I moved to Bolton, Connecticut when I was four years old.  When I am not playing on a sports team, or spending time with friends, one of my favorite hobbies is scrapbooking.  I love documenting special moments in my life.  I have made entire albums that document my graduation, various celebrations, and family trips to London, Paris, Wales, Bermuda, and Maine.  Currently, I am a freshman at Ithaca College, where I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, as well as a minor in Honors.  I am very excited to be a student at Ithaca College because the Integrated Marketing Communications major offers a unique blend of design and business courses.  These courses will not only open many employment opportunities, but they will also stimulate the imagination and encourage intellectual curiosity.  I am confident that Ithaca College will prepare me for any challenges that I may face in the future.  

Interestingly, both of my parents are engineers, and now, my younger brother, Aaron, is also aspiring to become an engineer.  I decided to deviate from this career path and to pursue a more creative field.  I believe that the best path to a happy and successful career is by forming a connection with your work.  While I may have a particular eye for detail, which is a common characteristic found among engineers, I know that this skill will help me do what I enjoy most: design.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

I am eager to take courses related to my interests, which include: graphic design, corporate identity/brand design, advertising, website development and design, writing, and typography.  By being an active participant in the different clubs and organizations on campus, such as the American Advertising Federation, I will be able to gain first-hand experience regarding what it is like to work with clients.  I am also looking forward to expanding my interests by experiencing new and exciting events on campus!   

I am very driven when it comes to my school work and my work ethic; I always give my best effort.  The dedication that I give to my school work has helped me learn valuable skills, such as time management and organization.  I really enjoy when I am able to draw connections between several of my classes because the connections not only re-emphasize the information, but they also show how many different aspects in life can be related.

"Why do we try so hard to fit in, when we are born to stand out?" - Anonymous  This is one of my favorite quotes because it encourages individuals to be themselves and to follow their dreams.

Please explore the tabs I have created to learn more about my specific interests.

email: sharmon1@ithaca.edu