Marketing EDGE is a national non-profit that helps college students develop the skills that employers are looking for. We are supported solely by corporations and individuals who want to give back to the community.

Our programs are designed to encourage participation, equip professors with the most up-to-date educational resources, and prepare students for careers in the field.

Since our founding in 1966, thousands of students have taken advantage of our programs, enabling our student “graduates” to enter the field workplace-ready. Many have gone on to become today’s marketing leaders, an indication of the organization’s success. Click here to view the Marketing EDGE fact sheet.


To Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing.

History of Marketing EDGE

In operation for more than 50 years, we're the only nonprofit that's a unique intersection between students, academics, and corporations. We bridge the gap between academic theory and the practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace.  

Founded in 1966, we were known by different names over the years, including Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, and in June 2013, we took the leap and changed our name to Marketing EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ).

Our programs are designed to equip professors with the most up-to-date educational resources, and prepare students for successful careers in this evolving field.

Click below to learn more about Marketing EDGE on our corporate website.