Consumer Marketing Academy Student Members
On the CMA
Kelley is known as being a top marketing school and the Consumer Marketing Academy is a big part of the School’s success in this area. In addition, when I spoke with second year CMA members, they spoke highly of the career training that CMA members receive and the many speakers that come to campus.
Undergraduate: Brown University
Internship: Scotts Miracle-Gro, Columbus, Ohio
After graduating from Brown University, I moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil. I spent three years in Brazil, working as a legal analyst, investment analyst, and assistant brand manager. I came to Kelley knowing that I wanted to work in consumer marketing upon graduation, so the CMA was a good fit. The CMA is fast-paced and challenging; to take advantage of all its offerings—academic training, coaching, career development, networking—you have to be 100 percent involved.
The training you receive and the access you have to companies is phenomenal. As a CMA member, you have the opportunity to interact with many of the top marketing companies in the country. CMA alumni at these companies are more than willing to speak with you. They are clearly very proud of the Academy and more than willing to help students with questions. They want CMA students to continue to excel and further Kelley’s reputation as being a top marketing program.
In addition, a lot of these companies come on campus, looking for top talent. The connections that the CMA has to these companies put students in a great position to find a great job and succeed, but the applicable skills we pick up in the CMA are what will set us apart during out jobs.