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.

2019 Student Career Forums

Next Student Career Forum is in Chicago!

Chicago Student Career Forum

Chicago, IL | April 11, 2019

You're invited to our next 2019 Student Career Forum in Chicago, Illinois.  Marketing EDGE is planning a unique event with networking, keynote speakers and a career panel.  Build your professional network, get valuable career advice, and hear about internships/jobs!  Register today and visit this site often for program updates.  Fee is just $15 per student, and registration ends on Friday, April 5, 2019 or when full.

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

Recent Career Forums

Dallas, TX | February 8, 2019 | #DALLASEDGE | #EDGESCF

Keynote: Jeni Golomb, Daisy Brand

Keynote: Sachin Shroff, The Container Store

Panel Moderator: Gary Elsken, Quad/Graphics

Keynote Jeni Golomb networking with students

Student Career Forum Panel

Southwestern University students with Panelist Nereida Zarco, IBM

Students from Dallas and beyond braved the cold on Friday, February 8, 2019 for a Student Career Forum hosted at Southern Methodist University.

The day began with a networking breakfast, where students met with marketers from many companies (including Fossil, GameStop, IBM, and The Marketing Arm).  The formal program followed with a diverse slate of speakers from The CMO Club, Daisy Brand and The Container Store.  Jeni Golomb, the Chief Marketing Officer of Daisy Brand shared her Theory of Concentric Circles to help students see the path to a dream job often involves building ones skillset in a series of jobs that may not be their first choice but nonetheless provide needed experience to attain their ultimate goal. Sachin Shroff, Sr. Director of CRM & Marketing Analytics at The Container Store urged the students not to fear data but to embrace the many ways it can help them anticipate consumer need.  The students then heard from a career panel of Marketing EDGE alumni, moderated by Gary Elsken, Talent Management Consultant at Quad/GraphicsThe panelists:  Kelsey Werner, Frito-Lay; Nereida Zarco, IBM; Kelly Corsi Adame, Innovative/Stadium People; Claire Fitzpatrick, McAfee, and Jeff Ball, Publicis Experiences.

New York City | November 9, 2018 | #EDGESCF | #NYCEDGE

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



Students from across the New York City area gathered on November 9th, 2018 for a Student Career Forum hosted at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Students listened in on an insightful presentation from Grace Kim James, at Atlantic Records who shared her career path of marketing in the music industry. She also spoke about the importance of tenacity when moving forward in your career path.

Following the first keynote was John Kelly, at American Express. John focused on product management and addressed the process of building and launching a digital product.

Finally, the Student Career Panel moderator Rhonda Nelson at EY and panelists Michael Cruz at Drum AgencyPat Patruno at MercerAmber Britton at Movable InkChristina Dalton at PubWorx and Katie Tyson at Shine, Inc. shared with students what they wish they knew before they graduated and how to best prepare for the workplace.

 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

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