GV students take home two awards

Kari Norton

Grand Valley State University’s American Marketing Association took home awards for Professional Development and Communications at this year’s national conference in New Orleans.

Amanda Jakubowski, vice president of programming, and Brian Greenleaf, vice president of advertising, represented GVSU at the conference, where they attended various presentations and sessions that gave tips on how to improve the chapter.

AMA Advisor Maria Landon said the organization provides students with many opportunities. Students get to hear from local business executives, fundraise for the chapter, take company tours and learn career tips, including help with interview prep and resume writing.

The national organization connects people in the marketing field both on an academic and business level. There are national, local and collegiate chapters, and students are welcome to attend the local chapter’s luncheons and presentations by professionals.

“(AMA’s) purpose is to educate, inform, network, offer workshops, speakers, publications, etc.,” Landon said. “It gives people the up-to date information (and) trends in marketing.”

Students that attended the national conference had the chance to compete for awards, listen to speakers, do presentations and network.

“AMA is a great tool for anyone to utilize to further their knowledge of marketing and network with professionals,” Landon said.

GVSU’s chapter meets bi-monthly and prepares students for their future careers.

For more information about the AMA visit grandvalleyama.com.

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