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Dec. 12, 2022

We had the opportunity of chatting with Lateek Bailey, Digital Marketing Specialist for Tri Pointe Homes, and a current member of UNLV’s Marketing Community Advisory Board.

Lateek Bailey is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica but has lived in Las Vegas for over ten years. She is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Tri Pointe Homes Las Vegas and has over five years of experience in marketing. She has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. Outside of work, Lateek enjoys spending time with her family. She loves the outdoors and being active - You'll find her hiking, biking, and traveling to explore new places.

“The best advice I've received regarding achieving success in the marketing world is to show up and not be afraid to bring your ideas to the table.”

Q: What does UNLV mean to you?

To me, UNLV means community and new experiences. Immediately after graduating from UNLV with a BS in Administration/Marketing, I began my career with Tri Pointe Homes. UNLV provided me with resources and opportunities that many people do not have. As a first-generation college student, I took advantage of all the opportunities and resources available to me.

What is something that the MIB department offers that you believe is key to the success of UNLV grads?

The MIB department does a fantastic job of bringing in speakers and hosting networking opportunities. It is an opportunity for students to get career advice, learn from professionals, and strengthen their business and professional connections. Taking advantage of both resources can be a key to the success of UNLV grads.

Q: What has been the biggest change from your time in academia compared to your time now in the work field?

Accountability and responsibility are the most significant changes from my time in academia to my time in the work field. In college, you are held accountable for completing all your assignments and projects. If you fail to do a good job or complete a task, that's on you and reflects in the grade you receive. However, in the work field, not completing a project can significantly impact your team and sometimes even the company's overall goal. Team accountability requires each person to be accountable for their projects. Group projects are a great teacher of team accountability and have helped me prepare for the real world.

Q: If you had the chance to do things differently, would you? And how so?

If I had the opportunity to do things differently, I would attend more networking events and take advantage of the opportunity to study aboard.

For more information on the Marketing Community Advisory Board click here.