Spotlight on a Star

November 16, 2020

Ahmee'l Taylor

A PNW first-generation college student, Ahmee’L Taylor was recently recognized as a Rising Star by RNMKRS (pronounced rainmakers). Their mission is to empower people to communicate and influence from interactive, bias-free AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

“I am so grateful to be chosen to represent Purdue Northwest,” she said. “I think my involvement and leadership skills helped me stand out to the selection committee at RNMKRS.”

In addition to taking courses to earn a bachelor of science in business with a major in marketing, Taylor spends five days a week as an advertising sales intern for The Times of Northwest Indiana. Her spare time is spent collaborating with her roommates in the University Village residence halls to advance various organizations like Phi Xi Psi and Women in Business. She is also the peer mentor coordinator for the Honors College.

“I love to help people,” said the junior from Hammond, Ind. “That’s my forte. I want to make a difference in the future.”

I love to help people. That’s my forte. I want to make a difference in the future.

Ahmee’L Taylor, ’22, Marketing

Honors College Peer Mentors pose with masks

Ahmee’L poses with fellow Honors College Peer Mentors.

Taylor is currently enrolled in a personal selling course with Associate Professor of Marketing, Claudia Mich, from the PNW College of Business. “Ahmee’L Taylor was the only student from PNW selected to participate in the sales star call hosted by RNMKRS,” said Mich. “This interactive session exposed her to a national network of collegiate sales students, employers, and hear a keynote address from Steve Sadler, Vice President of Dell.”

The next step for Taylor is to compete in the RNMKRS virtual sales competition. On November 19, she will be tasked to role-play and sell to a BOT (robot) client designed to learn from interaction and respond accordingly in real-time. “PNW helped me look at life differently, not just being a college student, but as a business professional,” Taylor added. “This particular university has changed my life. I will be the best that I can be because I am a product of PNW.”