The Vanderbilt Marketing Association hosts a symposium in October to introduce potential marketing students to career opportunities, career paths, and marketing alums. The event brought together Owen marketing professors, first and second year students, and Owen alums working in a variety of marketing positions around the country.
Students are able to hear from alums about their career progressions since Owen and learn about the day to day specifics about roles as brand managers, marketing managers, and marketing strategist. Alums, professors, and students conduct working sessions where real-world problems are analyzed, reviewed, and presented in groups to simulate issues commonly faced in the marketing world. The sessions are observed and constructive feedback is given to students to enhance his/her career development.