WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of the 2016-2017 VMA Board and our membership, I’d like to welcome you to our site. In partnership with our Marketing faculty and Career Management Center, we provide our membership with recruiting assistance, education, networking opportunities, and fellowship. We look forward to the coming school year and all of the exciting programming we have planned!
President Andree Smyth, Class of 2017
The mission of the Vanderbilt Marketing Association (VMA) is to further develop the marketing skills of all our members by extending learning outside the classroom. Through collaboration with faculty, alumni, the career center, and marketing students, we strive to provide members with the tools and experiences that are vital to securing top internships and jobs.
VMA members and alumni are active in marketing careers in Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Technology, and many more industries.
Our programming includes career development sessions such as:
- Marketing Careers Symposium
- Mock National Career Fair
- Marketing Madness, a product positioning competition at Owen
- Interview & Case Preparation
- Second-year Mentoring
- Company Visits
- Company Lunch & Learns and Networking Events
- Digital Marketing Labs
The 2016-2017 Club Vision
Career Development: To provide the Owen community with a clear picture of what a marketing career is, how to attain one, and how to achieve career growth.
Membership: Our goal is to help our members secure top jobs through outstanding career programming. We also want to ensure they have fun doing it through social events and networking sessions.
Alumni: To bring our outstanding marketing alumni to campus, as well as visit them in their workplaces to see marketers in action. In particular, we plan to build upon alumni relationships by undertaking several marketing treks to top firms.
Community: To build relationships in the greater Nashville area in order to provide VMA Members with opportunities for real-world marketing experience.
Take the Leap: Our board will continue to accomplish the expansive goals set by our predecessors. It is our goal to leave a lasting legacy for VMA beyond our time here at Owen.