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.
Upcoming Student Career Forums
Friday, November 1, 2019 | New York City!
Check back in August for registration and program details!
Recent Career Forums
Chicago, IL | April 11, 2019 | #EDGESCF | #CHICAGOEDGE
Lisa Nucci presenting from the Chicago Bulls
Networking with students and companies
Karen Goodman from Havas speaking to students
Students networking with companies
Panel giving career insights to students
President Terri B. with Justin Price, Marketing EDGE Alumni
Nearly 100 enthusiastic students from Chicago area colleges and
universities came together on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for the final EDGE
Student Career Forum of the school year, hosted by Loyola University Chicago.
The Forum kicked-off with a networking breakfast where students met marketing and talent leaders from companies including Google, Rise Interactive, Milwaukee Bucks, Citi, Mintel, Chicago Bulls, IBM, PepsiCo, Wiland, and Drum Agency.
The keynote speakers who followed offered a rare glimpse into the inter-workings of two fascinating companies. Karen Goodman, Group Creative Director at Havas, one of the largest integrated marketing communications agencies in the world, shared the importance of collaboration of Creative and Strategy to create compelling marketing campaigns. Karen shared her thoughts about the future of marketing - a seamless integration of the digital and physical worlds. Lisa Nucci, Director of Marketing for the Chicago Bulls, talked about the fascinating world of sports marketing and critical importance of building a brand (less than 1% of NBA fans will ever go to a game so it’s all about brand recognition!).
Next up was a career panel led by Todd Sauvola, Talent Acquisition Lead from Rise Interactive, and panelists Sabria Jones, Citi; Sarah Stefaniu, Google; Justin Price, the Milwaukee Bucks; and Jeannette Ornelas, Mintel. The panelists stressed the importance of becoming more marketable by learning new skills while still in school (e.g. coding), maintaining curiosity during the job search and throughout your career, finding good mentors, and being flexible, but intentional, about your career choices.
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/Graphics. The 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: John Kelly, American Express
Student Career Forum Panel
Will Michalopoulos, PubWorX and Loretta Volpe, FIT, Direct & Interactive Marketing Dept.
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 Agency, Pat Patruno at Mercer, Amber Britton at Movable Ink, Christina 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
“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