Club Spotlight: American Marketing Association

Participants were given materials to create vision boards to take home! Photo Courtesy of @newpaltzama

Have you ever struggled with perfecting your resume, or needed a hand with your LinkedIn profile? Look no further, the American Marketing Association (AMA) has got you covered. 

With many awards, including ranking 8th as a silver collegiate chapter at the 2014 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, the well-known club hosts many events on campus in efforts to alleviate some of the stress of entering the professional world. 

Some of their most popular events are referred to as “LinkedIn workshops,” featuring taking professional headshots, creating artistic banners and learning about navigating the job search. Another popular event is called “Resumania,” where participants are able to get an opinion on their resume, as well as pointers for a professional approach to business settings.

I was lucky enough to attend their vision board making event last week — we were given the materials to create our own vision board, either professionally or personally! It was a great experience to connect in a creative setting.

“I think AMA is a very important asset to the New Paltz community due to its significant contributions to the School of Business,” AMA President, Megan Tomasic stated. “Since there are a large amount of marketing students within the business school, our goal is really to build a sense of community and help bring together all different kinds of students.”

“In addition, we partner with the New Paltz Management Association on hosting a business etiquette dinner at the Mohonk Mountain House each spring for all students to have the opportunity to practice their dining etiquette in a professional setting,” Tomasic added.

Events and other details are posted on the club’s Instagram, @newpaltzama. 

“AMA is a great place to grow and learn with both yourself and the community created within the School of Business and it is an opportunity all students should take advantage of because it will truly set you up for future success,” AMA Director of Design, Jake Myers remarked.

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Samantha (Sam) Salerno is a third-year performing arts major who has a passion for writing. This is her third semester on The Oracle. She spent the majority of her summer working for the publication, Fire Island News. You can reach her by emailing