Interviewing/Career Fair Bootcamp
The VMA and the CMC have teamed up to offer marketing students first-class preparation for the National Career Fairs that take place in the fall of each year. National Career Fairs such as the NBMBAA Conference and the NSHMBA Conference provide students the opportunity to interact and interview with companies from a variety of different industries and geographic locations. This allows students to interact with companies where Vanderbilt Owen is not among their core schools.
Preparation by the VMA and CMC for these career fairs include guest speakers and coaches that present on topics such as resume editing, cover letter writing, networking advice, elevator pitch refinement, and interview framework utilization. These sessions give students the opportunity to practice the key skills needed to excel at the career conferences.
A large number of marketing students attended the both the NBMBAA and NSHMBA Conferences this year yielding a variety of interviews and subsequent offers. Some of the companies which Vanderbilt students received offers from via the conferences include GE, Dell, Target, General Mills, and Microsoft; among others.