This week, the first American Marketing Association meeting of the semester was hosted in the Seidman College of Business Forum. If you are already a member or interested in becoming one but couldn't attend, here were some of the highlights:
This year's theme is Amplify with AMA! As students, this means to amplify our goals, our motivation and most of all, our careers. Through the American Marketing Association, we hope that members will have the opportunity to acquire new skill sets, move forward with career goals, and build meaningful relationships.
Why Join AMA?
The American Marketing Association is a nationally recognized organization that not only serves as a resume builder, but will offer you several professional development opportunities such as networking with other members and professionals, skill workshops, and internships. At most meetings, a professional speaker will come to speak on a different topic in Marketing or Career Development. Several attendees this year come from well known companies in the Grand Rapids area, such as Steelcase, Mindscape, BDO, and more! Joining the American Marketing Association will also give you the opportunity to work with local charities and national non-profits such as Alliance of the Great Lakes, Salvation Army, and Global Conservation Corp.
How To Become a Member
Regardless of your major, all students are welcome to join the American Marketing Association. To become an official member, you must complete both the national and local applications, which are available at meetings, as well as pay both Chapter and National Dues. Members receive a T-shirt, business cards, the ability to participate in AMA events, and the connection to a network of successful marketing professionals. The deadline to become a member is October 9th, so be sure to attend our next meeting & grab a membership folder! If you have questions regarding becoming a member, please contact our Director of Membership, Ivana Nujic, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have so many exciting events planned for this fall, so be sure to mark your calendars:
Tuesday, October 3rd will be Marketing Careers Night, where students will be able to network with local employers, learn about job opportunities, and get questions answered by professionals in round-table discussions. This event will last from 6:00 to 8:00 in Seidman. We hope to see you there!
Be sure to follow @amagvsu on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, & Facebook to stay up to date. We are looking forward to an AMAzing year!