Learn Outside the Classroom
All marketing majors are encouraged to attain real world experience through an internship. Canisius interns have an excellent reputation and many obtain their first job offers as a result of their internship. The internship can be combined with the study abroad experience, an opportunity that is increasingly appealing in the rapidly expanding global economy.
Some of the great companies with which Marketing majors have interned:
The Canisius College Marketing Society
The Marketing Society holds monthly meetings during which speakers from local businesses talk about various aspects of marketing. Each semester, they participate in a day-in-the-field with the Buffalo chapter of the Sales and Marketing Executives group. Five students from Canisius are selected to participate in this day-long event. The highlight of the year is participation in the National Collegiate Conference of the American Marketing Association (AMA) in New Orleans each April.
The Canisius College Chapter of the American Marketing Association
The Canisius College Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a professional student organization and one of nearly 300 student chapters nationwide. The AMA has recognized the Canisius Chapter with numerous awards in the past several years, including its Outstanding Community Service Award, its Outstanding Professional Development Award, and first place awards in the exhibit competition.
“In just a few years, the students in the Canisius College AMA Chapter have proven themselves on the national scene and in competitions against student chapters from much larger and better-known schools,” says Gordon Meyer, PhD Professor of Marketing. “They have set a very high standard of excellence and leadership for our student organizations.”
The AMA named the Canisius chapter “one of the most proficient collegiate chapters in the nation.”