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AMA Fall 2021 Semester Recap

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Over the fall semester, AMA hosted multiple events and meetings that helped connect members with the community, employers, and experienced marketing professionals. AMA members had the opportunity to learn new strategies in marketing, build their professional network and develop as business students and individuals. Our chapter grew significantly in membership this semester, gaining 130 new members. We currently have over 200 national members! Looking back, we are recapping the moments and people who made the semester such a success.


Fall 2021 Events

The fall semester events focused on giving back, learning and developing social media marketing tools and networking with various employers.

AMA supported Feed The Pack this semester which aims to combat food insecurity experienced by members of the community. The food pantry is open to all members of the campus community. This semester AMA donated a total of 50 pounds of goods to support the organization! To contribute or find more information, visit the FAQ page.

AMA’s donation is incredibly helpful in helping Feed the Pack fulfill our mission of supporting the greater NC State community. AMA’s contribution will allow our 150+ weekly patrons to create filling, nutritious meals for themselves and their families. -Keya Pothireddy, Feed the Pack

AMA members experienced a great lesson in personal branding online through the LinkedIn Workshop presented in partnership with Brie Boothby and Missy Hannah from the SAS Corporate Social Media Team. This workshop explained specific tips and tricks to enhance your LinkedIn profile, highlight your strengths and skills in order to stand out as a candidate and network online in the most effective ways.

LinkedIn is such a great platform to market yourself professionally, share passion projects and connect with others around the globe. We can’t wait to see how these AMA students put their new LinkedIn knowledge to the test as they apply for jobs and enter their careers. -Brie Boothby, SAS Marketing (via LinkedIn)

One of the most productive and popular events hosted this semester was the 8th annual Meet the Pros, where AMA members were able to virtually network with employers from State Farm, Trane Technologies, E&J Gallo, Cintas, SAS, Varonis, Cisco, The Link Group and Wasserman. This career fair directly connected students with employers and companies looking for new interns and full time candidates. The fair included an employer Q&A panel followed by a private career fair where students made connections with interested companies.


Fall 2021 Member Meetings

This semester’s member meetings were filled with valuable advice from leaders in the marketing field. With an average of 80 members at each meeting, students were eager to hear from these professionals and their expert strategies on business and career planning.

The first of the semester meetings included a presentation from Zach Wood from Federated Insurance where he explored how to find the right career path. September featured professionals Natalija Karen and Jim Ruf from E & J Gallo who dissected their marketing strategy. October called Andrew Kocha to campus from Reunion Marketing where he discussed marketing agencies and budgets. Finally, November brought the semester to a close with the CMS final presentations.

For more information on the CMS projects check out our CMS blog coming soon.

Receiving advice and hearing from such qualified speakers is so helpful because I can see a real life example of where my degree could take me.” -Nikki Light, AMA member

Cisco and Trane Technologies presented AMA members with internship opportunities in various marketing areas during the fall semester. Select companies will be returning for this upcoming spring semester to discuss new internship positions so look out for these announcements.

This semester welcomed nine new directors to the AMA team!

Directors of Community Relations: Issa Tuli & Jada Wyatt

Director of Membership: Sarah Smith

Director of Professional Development: Danielle Allen

Director of Promotions: Nitya Ravuri

Director of Fundraising: Jainy Teuchtler

Director of Diversity & Inclusion: Jonathan Chao

Director of Website Content: Dawson Duguid

Director of Copywriting: Nicolette Vallat

The Director of Content Creation position is still available. If you are interested in applying please contact

The fall semester also highlighted three members of the month for their dedication and engagement in AMA.

September member of the month: Dawson Duguid

October member of the month: Jonathan Chao

November member of the month: Lilly Fowler

Congratulations to all AMA directors and members of the month!


Moving Forward

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this semester a success! As we look ahead to the spring semester there are many exciting events and meetings coming up. The upcoming semester will include presentations by Trane Technologies, The Link Group, Cisco and AMA Alumni.

The 4th Annual Regional Conference will be held on February 19, 2022 from 9AM-4PM. The conference will feature speakers from Kellogg’s, Facebook, & Microsoft. There will be a Personal Branding Workshop as well as three total competitions including Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, and Perfect Pitch. The Regional Conference provides a great opportunity to network and learn from peers and professionals. Click here to register and save your spot today!

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is coming up February 5th, 2022. This Raleigh tradition consists of a five mile race with a twelve donut snack break in the middle. Since 2004 this challenge has raised 1.93 million dollars for the UNC Children’s hospital. Two levels of the race are offered in The AMAzing Race (challengers) or The untAMAble Runners (casual). Sign up for an AMA team here!


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