Career Forums

You already juggle school, work, club activities, and life in general, so why attend our Student Career Forums? 

Because the Forums have connected more than 100,000 students to companies that live and breathe marketing, and many are hiring interns and entry level staff.  If you attend, you're also eligible to apply for Marketing EDGE scholarships. Spend the time, it’s worth it. 

New Orleans | #EDGESCF

October 9, 2017 | New Orleans, LA | Data & Marketing Association (DMA) &THEN Conference

Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017 (or when program is full)

Join Marketing EDGE in New Orleans for a special Student Career Forum and attend the DMA &THEN premier global marketing conference!  &THEN delivers a next-generation data and marketing experience for the new marketer—you!  

Start your day with DMA’s opening keynote, Michele Peluso, IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer.  At the Student Career Forum, hear from Infogroup, the leading provider of innovative business data and marketing solutions that are proven to increase customer acquisition and retention.  Infogroup’s client base includes EBay, Kenneth Cole, Hershey’s and The Body Shop.  Gain valuable career advice from a marketing panel, and network with companies in this ever-evolving industry.  Then spend your afternoon at &THEN, learning and continuing to build your network, hearing from companies such as Coca Cola, Live Nation, Adobe, and many more.

New York City | #NYCEDGE

November 3, 2017 | New York, NY

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2017 (or when program is full)

The Marketing EDGE annual NYC Student Career Forum will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about today’s marketing while networking with leading companies.  You’ll also meet upwards of 200 like-minded students from 50+ schools. 

Hear from marketers who have years of experience and valuable insights into this exciting industry.   A career panel of marketers will share information about their college-to-career journeys, and will demystify marketing by discussing their different roles and the skills necessary to excel.

Speakers include:
EY, David O’Brien, Partner, Americas Brand, Marketing and Communications
David leads EY’s Americas Brand, Marketing and Communications team and serves as a member of EY’s Americas executive leadership team.  Over his 29 years with EY, David has served in a series of client serving and Americas/Global leadership roles in assurance, tax, business development, global pursuits, brand/ marketing/ communications and executive leadership.

Check back often as we reveal additional speakers!

Recent Career Forums


Washington, DC | March 2, 2017

Washington, DC Forum

Students joined Marketing EDGE for a fun afternoon hearing from marketing professionals about their careers and companies, gaining valuable career advice, and networking with companies ranging from media to nonprofits.

"I really enjoyed the forum.  It was a great opportunity to network with people in the industry.  I also thought there was a good and diverse selection of companies who attended.  There was something for everyone, whether you are interested in advertising, social media marketing, digital marketing, sales, PR, or data and analytics.  I only wish I would have found out about Marketing EDGE sooner."

Featured Speakers

iHeartMedia: Cliff Chiet, Integrated Marketing Officer

Career Panel:
Gayatri Bhalla, VP/GM Audience Solutions, Infogroup (Moderator) | Melia Lamb, Fundraising Program Manager, Avalon Consulting Group | Kayla Mann, Howard University & Incoming Adobe, Customer & Experience | Krista Olson, Director of Marketing, Washington Wizards | Sarah Stallings, Senior Director, Annual Giving, National Geographic Society, and Shira Weismann, Communications Associate, Reingold.

Student Testimonials

"Marketing EDGE has really opened my eyes of the vast and diverse marketing field as compared to other business majors. I am truly honored and grateful to be able to attend to Marketing EDGE events and get to sponsor them to my colleagues.” Thuriya Sai, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

"I loved the conference, and the speaker's insight on how to be successful in business. They were informative, inspiring, and knowledgeable about various forms of marketing." Marlon Nico Bulaong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“Before taking part in Marketing EDGE programs, marketing was a vague, somewhat confusing term to me. After attending Marketing EDGE programs such as Student Career Forums and the Collegiate Summit, the industry made a lot more sense to me. I learned first-hand from marketing leaders.” Rachel Trenchard, Vassar College, Psychology and Economics

“Very beneficial information about how to go beyond your resume and stand out from people that have done it.” Melissa Roberts, Drake University, Marketing and Accounting, minor in Mathematics