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.

Next Student Career Forum in Dallas!

February 8, 2019 | 9am-1pm | SMU


Dallas Student Career Forum


Please join us for our next Student Career Forum in Dallas, Texas. Marketing EDGE is planning a fun-filled Friday with marketing professionals including networking (over breakfast), industry speakers, and career panel. Register today and visit this site often for program updates. Fee just $15 per student. 

The forum is sponsored by the Lee Epstein Fund, and hosted by Marketing EDGE and Southern Methodist University.

Recent Career Forums

New York City | November 9, 2018


Keynote: Grace Kim James, Atlantic Records

Keynote: Grace Kim James, Atlantic Records

Keynote: John Kelly, American Express

Keynote: John Kelly, American Express

Student Career Forum Panel

Student Career Forum Panel

Will Michalopoulos, PubWorX and Loretta Volpe, FIT, Direct & Interactive Marketing Dept.

Will Michalopoulos, PubWorX and Loretta Volpe, FIT, Direct & Interactive Marketing Dept.

Rowan University Students take a group photo

Rowan University Students take a group photo




  • Atlantic Records - Grace Kim James
  • American Express - John Kelly



  • EY - Rhonda Nelson


  • Drum Agency - Michael Cruz
  • Pat Patruno - Mercer
  • Amber Britton - Movable Ink
  • Christina Dalton - PubWorx
  • Katie Tyson - Shine Inc.

The program was followed by First 2 First, our First Generation Inaugural College Student Program

FirstGen students connected with FirstGen marketers for an afternoon of sharing stories and ideas about being the first in their family to attend college.

Sponsored by the Lee Epstein Fund

Hosted by Marketing EDGE and the Fashion Institute of Technology

Past Career Forums

New York City

Students from across the Greater New York City area gathered on Friday, November 3,  2017 for a Student Career Forum hosted at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The morning opened with fireside chat keynote David O’Brien, Partner, Americas Brand, Marketing and Communications, at EY accompanied by Sara Kline, Senior Associate at EY and Holly Humphrey, Americas Director, Brand and External Communications at EY. David shared information about his career trajectory with the audience. Students were also informed about the different diversity initiatives EY has developed to create a more diverse workplace.

Following the fireside chat was Khurrum Malik, Global Director of Monetization, Product Marketing at Spotify. Khurrum spoke to the students about his career path and the importance of embracing growth in an individual’s career, as well as in marketing.  

Finally, the Student Career Panel host and panelists Anu Lazarre, Head of Talent at PMX Agency, Ryan Fox, Sales Training and Recruiting Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Megan Sharpe, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Gerber Life Insurance, Nicholas Dujnic, Vice President, Marketing at LiveIntent, Whitney Headen, Founder of The Life Currency, and Phil Burrows, Digital Experience Innovation & Channel Strategy Lead at Verizon shared their different career paths and the importance of finding what you are passionate about.

New Orleans

Students from New Orleans area colleges & universities joined Marketing EDGE on Monday morning, October 9th, 2017 for a Student Career Forum at the DMA &THEN marketing conference.

Students kicked off their special day attending the DMA’s opening keynote, Michelle Peluso, IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer, who shared important messages such as:  

“Once marketing was all art, driven by creativity and instinct and intuition, and now it is art and science, bringing together right-brain and left-brain possibilities for new and improved outcomes."

At the Student Career Forum, Keynote Gayatri Bhalla, VP Digital Media Strategy at Infogroup, and Fireside Chat host and panelists, Jim Fosina, Founder & CEO at Fosina Marketing GroupBrody Clemmer, Director of Innovation at N2Growth; Ali Carlisle, Director of Marketing at The Idea Village; and Brianna Reddeman, Director of Programs at Dress for Success, New Orleans – had some great conversations with the audience, sharing what’s most important when preparing for a marketing career:

  • Show your passion, curiosity, and eagerness to learn. Don't be afraid to fail! 
  • Network, find mentors and stay connected
  • Get comfortable with ambiguity and get out of your comfort zone, critical in this rapidly changing industry
  • Strengthen your communication, technical, and analytical skills – all musts in marketing
  • Take advantage (everyday!) of opportunities to stay well-informed about this industry through classes, daily news feeds, and on and off-campus events

Students then spent the afternoon at the conference – attending a luncheon keynote, various sessions, and visiting the Experience Zone with more than 75 companies exhibiting.  

Student Testimonials

“I had never heard about the Student Career Forum until my professor recommended I attend. Looking back at it now, it was a life changing experience. Not only was I contacted by Marketing EDGE to join their team but I was also introduced to my current internship at Epsilon. The Student Career Forum facilitated and guided me throughout my career journey.”
Lizbielka Rosario, Mercy College, Marketing

"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, Marketing & Management Information Systems 

“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