The transition into upper division courses in your major can be difficult, especially when you are trying to stand out academically, make friends, secure an internship and figure out what your world is going to look like after college. Like with most things in life, it will all work out, but it’s easier if you have a network made up of like-minded people who share your interests and can help you along the way.
For students in the Terry College Digital Marketing Area of Emphasis at UGA, we encourage involvement in the following groups.
American Marketing Association student membership at UGA offers many benefits, from career resources, platforms for professional development and experiential learning, execution of chapter events, leadership development, to taking part in the AMA competition offered annually.
At the national level, the Student Resource Center provides helpful information for student members including finding internships networking opportunities. Participating in AMA competitions and being a part of an AMA chapter can take your marketing career to the next level!
At the local level, student teams work with real clients doing live marketing activity. Students participate in weekly meetings and enjoy great networking with guest speakers.
AMA@UGA members belong to both the local chapter and the national organization.
Super Women @Twitter (SWAT) is a mentoring organization that is designed to empower women to be leaders around the world. It is an intimate organization where professional women, working in technology leadership roles are paired with Digital Marketing students. The group gets together several times each school year to have fun, network and share resources—inspiring each other to achieve goals, set new ones and move towards them. If you are interested in becoming a member of this very special group, contact (need to know who is running this for AMA@UGA). 2016 marks the second year of the program at UGA.
- SWAT Membership
Join AIMA: Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association as a student member for free. AIMA membership makes it easy to break in to the marketing community in Atlanta. Your annual membership gets you free admission to all education events, up to 50% off of all Special Interest Groups and social events. What better way to meet people and begin organically growing your network? Registration requires you use your .edu email address.
Join one or all of these groups. Don’t feel pressure. Don’t over-commit. Choose wisely among those you are truly interested in and those that you believe will help you on your way to success.