Samantha Donnelly is a JMU ’10 Marketing Alum and a Client Account Executive at Relevate. Sam is a member of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) and she is helping to get their “Mentor for a Day” program off the ground. This program appears to be a wonderful opportunity for students to connect with marketing firms in the DC area.
The ‘Mentor for a Day’ program’s intent is to fill the gap between students who are looking into the field of Direct Marketing and DMAW member firms who need to identify new talent to continue to grow and prosper. The ‘Mentor for a Day’ program will provide both the employer and the student the opportunity to spend a day together at the sponsoring firm’s facilities. Students will be able to visit multiple firms to network with industry insiders and understand the business models of DMAW firms. Sponsoring firms will be able to meet multiple pre-screened students each semester. This program will facilitate professional networking between students studying direct marketing and area firms who want to identify new talent.
Benefits to Students:
• Opportunity to visit several greater Washington area firm’s facilities
• Develop a network of professional contacts from your visits
• Gain a better understanding of the direct marketing industry
• Perfect way to get yourself noticed by DMAW member firms
Thank you to Sam for sharing this exciting opportunity!