Crimson Catch Up: Erin Cooney '14

Erin Cooney '14 was a four-year letterwinner on the women's volleyball team and helped the Crimson finish second in the Ivy League as a senior to mark the program's best conference finish in nine years. She will be attending Stanford Business School beginning in the fall of 2019 after spending five years at Interscope Geffen A&M. 
 

Title & Employer: Marketing Director, Interscope Geffen A&M Records
House: Adams
Concentration: Psychology - Social and Cognitive Neuroscience
Sport: Volleyball


When I think about my time at Harvard, the first thing that comes to mind is…

The diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and aspirations that I was exposed to – it was an unparalleled learning experience that I draw upon to this day.


Away from athletics, I was a member of…

Women in Business, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and The Harvard Callbacks.

What I’m most proud of during my time at Harvard is…

Holding the unofficial record for most hours spent working in Adams Dhall. And beating Yale.

Harvard helped me to…

See the world differently. Despite my professional aspirations in business, I was persuaded to concentrate in Psychology and became fascinated with understanding what makes people tick. It completely changed my worldview and taught me invaluable insights about myself and others that I will undoubtedly utilize in both the business world and life in general.

Being a student-athlete taught me…

How to be a good teammate and leader across a diversity of environments. Nothing happens in a vacuum and the ability to work successfully on a team doesn’t end with college sports.
 

My career path has been…

Unconventional, unpredictable, and extremely rewarding.
 

Throughout my career I have learned that…

Risking failure is better than not trying at all. Take chances, trust yourself, and dream bigger.
 

I enjoy my work because…

It moves culture.


What I am most proud of since Commencement is…

Getting into Stanford Business School, where I’ll be heading in the fall.

 

When my teammates and I get together, we…

Reminisce about lifts with beloved Coach Frasier, preseason training, and never having to do another sprint test.

 

The most important piece of advice I can give current student-athletes is to…
Slow down from the rat race more often to enjoy where you are.


-- Your Team for Life --