1-Day Marketing Boot Camp for Students – 2024

Get ready to work with this boot camp, built just for marketing students looking to get hired and start their career off right.


Preparing for a Career in Marketing. By marketers, for marketing students.

The AMA Chicago’s 3rd Annual 1-Day Boot Camp provides a day of discussions, tips, skill workshops and networking for students who are preparing for a successful job search for their first post-college marketing role. Each Boot Camp attendee will receive a certificate of completion for attending this event, to share on LinkedIn and in resumes.

Who should attend: AMA Illinois collegiate chapters & collegiate marketing students

This event is free! Lunch is provided by AMA Chicago.

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  • Samanta Susi

    Robert Half

  • Ann Tok

    Choose Chicago

  • Jenna Kimball, SHRM-CP


  • Shanita Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed

    Shanita Speaks

  • Joe Grigsby


  • Amber A. Johnson, PhD

    Amber A Johnson LLC


Here’s why you didn’t hear back!

Jenna Kimbal Director, Paid Media Recruiting at dentsu
10:50am- 11:35am

Marketing Roles & Salaries

Samantha Susi Assistant Vice President & Senior Client Solutions Manager at Robert Half
11:35am – 12:15 pm

Creating Innovative Community Engagement Programs

Ann Tok Senior Director of Neighborhood Strategy at Choose Chicago
12:15 – 1:00 pm


Put your newly-learned networking skills to use over lunch.  Connect with various marketing professionals and AMA Chicago members to make get to know and to help answer your questions about careers in Marketing and it’s related fields.

Sponsored by:

1:00 – 2:00 pm

A Day In the Life of a Marketing World Newcomer

Shanita Akintonde Panel Moderator
Panel conversation with 3 emerging marketers
2:05 pm – 2:50 pm

Empowering Future Professionals: A Journey through Professional Enablement with AI

Joe Grigsby Global Client Lead at VML
2:50pm – 3:35 pm

Finding Meaning and Purpose In Your First Job

Amber A. Johnson, PhD Principal Consultant at Amber A Johnson LLC
3:35pm- 4:00pm

Networking Session – led by Charley Orwig

Charley Orwig VP Marketing & Customer Category Solutions at DMA (Distribution Market Advantage, Inc.)

You don’t want to miss it.

This is a free 1-day event by marketers for college marketing students. Register now to secure your spot. Note: Please bring a photo ID to check-in at registration.

Navigating DePaul: An easy way to get to the room is to enter through the State St. entrance of the building. Take the stairs or elevator down to the basement level (“B”) and the room is located on the right side of the lobby when you get off the elevator.