At the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Saint Mary's College of California was graced with honor for its involvement with the American Marketing Association. SMCAMA, Saint Mary's American Marketing Association was one of 19 schools that won the "Outstanding Professional Development" award for the school year. Collegiate chapters can win numerous awards based on a chapter plan and annual report submitted to the American Marketing Association to judge.
The Saint Mary's College American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter provides students of all majors with the opportunity to learn and apply principles of business and marketing, stay current with the trends in the marketing field, as well as network with professionals. For the 2010-2011 school year, they plan to host events in different industries, like social media, entrepreneurship, retailing, event planning, advertising, and public relations. The events are designed to feature marketing professionals and encourage students to network and learn about their career and marketing.
SMCAMA hopes to host events can bring value to students, alumni, and professors alike through experiences that help foster new business ideas and relationships with other industry professionals. They are actively seeking individuals who see an opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise as a guest speaker at one of the events or workshops.
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is a professional association for both individuals and associations who are interested in the practice, teaching, and the study of marketing. It is a resource for marketers to use for information, education, and professional networking. There are nearly 40,000 AMA members nationwide.
SMCAMA is planning a packed year full of events and workshops to educate more students about the profession of marketing and other related industries. Many of their events will be open to the public and welcome to visitors. They are constantly in search for speakers in any of the marketing industries. If you would like to get involved, contact SMCAMA at [email protected] or call (925)631-8136.
Kelly Fisher '11