American Marketing Association Grows, Plans Next Marketing Career Conference

AMA Executive Board

Many alumni were members of Cal Poly’s chapter of the American Marketing Association and remember it as a club that provides students with opportunities to build their resumes and practice Learn by Doing. As one of Cal Poly’s largest and oldest professional business clubs, AMA also provides insight into a variety of career opportunities related to marketing.

This past year, AMA received the Club of the Year Award from Cal Poly, the Leaders in Community Outreach Award from the Orfalea College of Business, and placed second in Mustang News’ Poly Picks for Best Academic Club. The club continues to recruit and engage new members every quarter and recently selected executive vice president Chris Melchione as Member of the Year.

A few highlights to look forward to this upcoming year include quarterly corporate tours to top employers such as Workday, Facebook and Sony; weekly meetings and workshops; networking events; professional speakers; and collaborative events with other clubs including Net Impact and Cal Poly Entrepreneurs. AMA will be hosting its own Marketing Career Conference on Feb. 26, 2016, bringing top employers from across the country for a full day of networking, workshops and marketing competitions available exclusively to its members. AMA is accepting conference sponsorships from companies looking to present and recruit top marketing students at the event.

For more information on Cal Poly’s AMA chapter or to learn how you can get involved with the organization as a marketing alumnus, visit the club website at