May 31, 2024

Center for Global Affairs Alumni Spotlight: Marjorie McCarthy

M.S. in Global Affairs ‘11

Concentration in Global Economy

Currently, Marjorie is the Chief Marketing Officer of Unispace Group.

What makes you proud to be an alum?
Our amazing alumni network! Wow - what a group!

What are your main areas of responsibility in your current role?
I am CMO at Unispace Group. We are a global commercial interior design and construction company operating in 25+ countries and focused on creating environments that enhance human experiences across workplaces, labs and R&D facilities, sports and entertainment arenas, and hospitality spaces. In my role, I have the privilege of leading a diverse and talented team of marketing professionals who are responsible for sharing our story and connecting the importance of brand and culture with our customers and audiences across various sectors and markets.

How did your time at the CGA help prepare you for this role?
My time at CGA has prepared me in so many ways for my career. To name a few: 1) great professors who were both thinkers and practitioners in the field who helped me understand how to think about and navigate cross-border conversations and business strategies; 2) important exposure to the fundamentals and principles of international relations - risk, political economy, regional politics, and history - that have helped me navigate business strategy and navigate cross-border cultures more impactfully; 3) a great network of fellow classmates (now fellow alums!) who are a meaningful part of my network!

Any favorite memories at the CGA?
So many - fave professors including Carolyn, Jens, and Sylvia; Everett Myers' International Business course; my capstone project on offshoring in India and the Philippines with fellow alums Brendan McCarthy and Isabel Lacson.

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