During my senior year of college, I was the Vice President of the Saint Mary’s College American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter. Every year we would organize the Meet the Firms event, which allowed students to get a glimpse into the real working world by asking questions that will prepare them for a professional career in marketing. They also got an opportunity to network with firms and alumni in order to land a possible internship or a full time job.
Three years later, I found myself back on campus attending the event with my colleague, Erik Rivas (also an alumnus), but this time we were on the other side of the table. It felt gratifying giving advice and interacting with eager college students because I was in their shoes three years ago. A few other companies that attended the event include Kara’s Cupcakes, Target and LinkedIn.
If you are a student looking to gain real world knowledge in marketing, I recommend becoming a member of the SMC AMA and attending networking events just like this one. Not only will you be part of a group of people who are passionate about marketing, but you get the opportunity to network with professionals, attend workshops, seminars and special events. Learn more about SMC AMA.
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