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JHU AMA Presents: Student Alumni Panel

Earlier this month, the Johns Hopkins University undergraduate chapter of the American Marketing Association (JHU AMA) kicked off its Fall Speaker Series with a panel of JHU alumni working in marketing and advertising capacities. These alumni included representatives from Under Armour, AOL Digital, T. Rowe Price, Stanley Black & Decker, IMRE, and Factory Athletics. Students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, advertising, and digital media fields attended the event to learn more about the various industries represented.

Alumni Taylor Schulte, Tyler Goodell, Claire Sandgrass, Zoe Longenecker-Wright, Dave Carisiti, and Jason Budden speak at the alumni panel.

Alumni Taylor Schulte, Tyler Goodell, Claire Sandgrass, Zoe Longenecker-Wright, Dave Carisiti, and Jason Budden speak at the alumni panel.

The alumni spoke about several topics, most of which focused on breaking into the marketing industry, tips for surviving your first few months on the jobs, and other pieces of advice centered on helping current students make the most of their college experience to prepare for a transition into the real world. Richard L, an event attendee, commented that “thanks to them [the alumni], I feel much more prepared to send out job applications than I had before.”

Some key takeaways from the event:

  • Connect, connect, connect! Expand your professional network by reaching out to people in the industry via LinkedIn. (Note: always send a personalized message when seeking to connect).
  • Try it out. Find an internship, either during the semester or summer, in a marketing-related field, to see if it’s for you. An internship in this field is also critical if you want to land a job at a firm.
  • Clean up. Make sure your social media pages are devoid of undesirable content and make sure your resume is always updated and polished.

The JHU AMA will be hosting multiple upcoming events, the next of which is on Monday, November 10th. Hershey Associate Brand Manager Anthony Criezis will be speaking as part of the AMA’s Fall Speaker Series, and all interested parties are encouraged to attend a very informative discussion!

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Can you Spare a Few Minutes to Save a Life?

In 2012, the Johns Hopkins chapter of the American Marketing Association is looking for organ donors to register under its organization. The project, which is part of a competition against other colleges to recruit as many organ donors as possible, is meant to raise awareness of the need for organ donors as well as give good Samaritans the opportunity to save lives.

A few quick facts about organ transplants in America:

  • Each day, 18 people die waiting for organ transplants.
  • A new name is added to the organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • Nearly half of the people on this list are under 50 years old.

For more information on organ transplants and what you can do to help, please refer to the following video created by the JHU American Marketing Association:

If you don’t want to watch the video, but want to help the AMA reach its goal, please take these quick, easy steps:

  1. Go to the AMA Saves Lives page.
  2. Select your state of residence.
  3. When asked how you heard about the program, select “MARYLAND,” and, below, “Johns Hopkins University — Whiting School of Engineering.”
  4. Fill out your application and finish!

The JHU American Marketing Association thanks you for helping save lives!