Alumni Tale: Austin Sorette ’14

What did you study at UNH?

English and Journalism

Did you have an international experience at UNH?

I studied abroad at Regent’s University in the fall of 2013. I travelled around England and also ventured over to Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands. I shared many incredible experiences with students from other countries, universities, and even other students from UNH, with whom I still keep in touch!

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

I bounced around from job to job trying to find the right fit. I worked at The Hippo as a staff writer before I moved to Boston. While there, I was elbow-deep in dishes as a bar-back and spent some time proofreading over at Pearson Education while trying to carve out an existence as a writer down in Massachusetts.

What are you doing now?

I’m almost a year into my new job as a Web Content Writer for SMTN is the most active online reseller of timeshares and fractionals and is part of the Vacation Innovations family of brands. We help travelers find great accommodations while also providing timeshare owners with effective solutions to sell or rent out their units. My position allows me to be creative while writing blog posts about travel and timeshare-related topics as well as helping to develop the website’s content and content strategy. On any given day, I could be writing a blog post about the best water parks in the U.S. or writing a detailed description page regarding one of the many resort timeshares we offer. I love researching new destinations, learning about the vacation ownership industry, and growing along with the company.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

Since my first day of college, I never stopped meeting new people. UNH was a great place to meet people of all interests and all walks of life and develop a better understanding of the world. From awkward small-talk to night-long discussions, I’ve networked and gotten to know thousands of people all over the world, which wouldn’t have been possible without the encouraging atmosphere of UNH.

Why do you believe in UNH?

UNH thrives on its rich history as well as its promising future. For every professor who has offered invaluable advice and built the legacy of the school’s education, there are new generations of students that arrive every year with new ideas and unique visions of the world to build on the school’s development. I was glad to be a part of it, and I look forward to becoming more involved in the future.