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There are four student organizations specifically for marketing majors or those with strong interests in different aspects of marketing. At the beginning of each semester, the clubs run membership drives. Information will be sent over the marketing major listserv, and you will see flyers and recruiting tables around McClelland Hall. You can receive academic and professional benefits from joining one or more of these organizations. These organizations also offer many opportunities to gain leadership experience.
American Marketing Association - UA Collegiate Chapter
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest organization serving marketing professionals in the world. The AMA sponsors collegiate chapters for those who are interested in entering the marketing profession upon graduation. The UA collegiate chapter typically meets one evening per week. The club has career workshops, guest speakers from different marketing professions, recruiters, philanthropic activities, and fund-raising activities. Select members also participate in the case competition and attend the national conference held each year in the spring in New Orleans, LA.
- For additional information contact the student chapter faculty advisor, Jim McLean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Arizona Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the world's largest organization for those in the advertising profession. The AAF UA Chapter engages interested students in activities throughout the school year including trips to other cities to explore advertising agencies, tours of local advertising agencies and media companies, advertising competitions (NSAC), social activities and intimate gathering with advertising professionals. Twelve student members of the club are selected to compete each year in the National Student Advertising Competition with over 200 collegiate chapters.
AdCats is the University of Arizona's first-ever, student-run advertising agency. We are committed to being the optimal link connecting the University of Arizona and the surrounding community. Our dynamic team of diverse individuals is dedicated to applying the skill, creativity and energy required to satisfy the needs of our clients. Our unique perspective will provide the communication solutions necessary to solve company needs. As students, the hands-on work experience collected through real-world opportunities serves as our principal reward.
Services offered include but are not limited to:
- Marketing / Advertising: Campaign creation, print media creative, brand strategy and market research
- Public Relations: Event planning, copywriting and community relations
- Interactive / Social Media: Interactive creative, social media campaigns and social media management
Sports Marketing Association
The goal of The University of Arizona Sports Marketing Club is to help students gain first hand experience in the field of sports marketing. The club meets on alternative Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Lohse Room of the McKale Center. Each semester, the club implements a student run promotion for a University of Arizona sports team or a professional sports team. They also have speakers from the sports industry, and the club benefits from the strong relationship with the UA Athletic Department.
- For additional information: http://www.arizonawildcats.com/ot/sma.html
To learn more about Eller student organizations, read about the Undergraduate Program's Leadership and Involvement Opportunities, or contact us.