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October 16, 2019

Department of Marketing hosts second annual K-State Marketing Symposium

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

Marketing Symposium

In an event centered around student and employer interactions, the marketing department recently hosted its second annual K-State Marketing Symposium.

Planned by the Marketing Student Advisory Council, the event invited prominent marketing alumni and employers to the College of Business Administration for a day of presentations and networking. The top 50 marketing students were able to meet and mingle with potential employers while gaining insight into what characteristics, qualities and professional habits they should start developing.

Featured speakers at the symposium included David Brotton, vice president of marketing for Purple Wave Auction; Tim Phelps, director of marketing and communications at NetStandard; and Gina Powers, marketing communications manager with Sprint Business.

"This event was a great way for us to bring together students and employers for a day of meaningful networking and interaction," said Esther Swilley, head of the marketing department. "Our students were exposed to many different aspects of marketing for all types of companies as they begin to make decisions about their future careers."