There are several ways to get involved within the AMA community. Our Skill Building Teams provide the opportunity to engage in real life situations that allow you to gain experience beyond our weekly meetings. Scroll down below to see which skill building team is the right one for you!
Brand Ambassadors are the frontline for AMA. They are the ones communicating with students on a daily basis, broadcasting the message of AMA. Brand Ambassadors are dedicated to informing students about the opportunities AMA provides through face-to-face communication and social media. Be ready to start your marketing ambitions once joining AMA. We are thinkers and creators of the future, but our time is now!
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A BRAND AMBASSADOR?
Brand Ambassadors are responsible for promoting AMA and informing students of upcoming events at the AMA table once or twice a week (depending on availability), in Van Munching Hall. Brand Ambassadors must also write short blog post on a variety of topics to add content to the AMA Facebook page. A strong social media presence is also encouraged through the use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
WHAT SKILLS DO BRAND AMBASSADORS GAIN FROM BEING INVOLVED?
Members of the BA team attain valuable communication skills which can be transferred to any work field. Members also gain experience developing content and using social media to communicate to mass audiences. Most importantly however, is the sense of teamwork and pride members gain from working with other students that share a common passion for marketing! The Band Ambassadors truly become a family by the end of the year.
HOW DO I BECOME A BRAND AMBASSADOR?
A short application is required to be submitted before becoming a Brand Ambassador. Once completed and reviewed an email will be sent out to potential candidates for a follow up interview.
Questions? Contact our Director of Marketing Integration,
Natalie DiFelice, at
Corporate Sponsorship works to build relationships with companies, both large and small scale, to obtain financial sponsorships. If you want to gain networking experience, increase your teamwork skills, and have a fun time while doing it, then apply to be on the Corporate Sponsorship team!
Corporate Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to network with business professionals, learn more about various marketing companies, and practice professionalism via email etiquette. If you are a hardworking, goal-seeking, and driven individual, then Corporate Sponsorship is the right skill building team for you!
Questions? Contact our Director of Corporate Relations,
Catherine Ewing, at
“What you know gets you there,
and who you know keeps you there.”
We want to be more than just the people you know. We want to see you succeed in your career AND in life. Because connections are so much more than just stepping stones --- They are people. People who will support you when you are feeling lost in the path you are on, and guide you in the right direction so you end up exactly where you are supposed to be.
With one-on-one pairings between new and veteran members, the AMA Mentorship program fosters relationships that continue far beyond graduation. AMA mentors and mentees enjoy exclusive mentorship events featuring professional development workshops as well as personal branding sessions that help members build necessary skills to succeed in their careers and in life.
Sounds like something you’d be interested in?
HERE'S WHAT MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:
"Having a terpAMA mentor offers you insight and guidance in multiple fields. I got design tips, internship ideas, and business finance advice all from the same person! It gives you the freedom to explore and ask about different areas of interest."
- Ashley Jager, Creative Ad Designer
“My mentor, Lauren, has helped me hone my cover letter and resume skills and she gave me invaluable tips when I was applying to the Smith School. It's been awesome having someone I can talk to about life after college.”
- Sara Gregerman, Director of Community Service
“The AMA mentorship program caters to all students, regardless of their major. As we get closer and closer to life in the "real world," having a solid resume and being a great interviewee are crucial. This mentorship program is there to help you with any of these concerns, and many more.”
- Haley Yazge, Director of Fundraising
Questions? Contact our Director of Mentorship,
Stella Lappas, at
Non-Profit Consulting works with real companies to deliver real marketing results. We work with non-profit companies to help with a variety of their marketing efforts and implement new marketing campaigns. Apply to be a part of one the several teams that works with companies' social media accounts, rebranding efforts, fundraising events, and much more.
WHY JOIN NON-PROFIT CONSULTING?
Non-profit Consulting will give you experience working with real clients and learning to strategically think about their business needs. You will gain experience in communicating with clients, running client’s social media accounts, understanding Facebook analytics, researching fundraising opportunities, and more.
Creates arts and craft kits and delivers them to hospitalized children who are struggling with a wide variety of illnesses and challenges.
Food Recovery Network (UMD Chapter):
Recovers perishable food in the dining halls on campus and donates them to local people in need.
Newly launched app that allows users to have an interactive experience playing a video game while earning points to donate to charity.
The Max Cure Foundation:
Raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and to support families dealing with pediatric cancer.
Interested in joining our Non-Profit Team? Please email .
RedBlack Consulting Group is a full-service, student-run agency that is backed with the resources, skills, and connections of AMA, ranked in the Top 25 collegiate AMA chapters in the nation. Founded in Spring 2010, RedBlack Consulting Group has proven to be a unique opportunity for local businesses, student organizations, and private clients to improve their marketing framework.
WHY JOIN REDBLACK?
RedBlack’s dedicated team of ambitious individuals exhibit specialized skills and talents in client relations, consulting/advising, and creative design. We take pride in delivering quality work customized to each client’s specific needs. RedBlack consulting group consists of the Vice President of Consulting and a team of student account managers, all of whom are AMA members. These students are experienced in web design, electronic marketing, social media, graphic design, and more.
Such skills, coupled with extensive knowledge of our clientsʼ target audience—our fellow college peers--differentiates RedBlack Consulting Group as a powerful third-party provider for collaboration on entrepreneurial pursuits.
Branding & Rebranding
DUTIES AS A REDBLACK MEMBER
Design logos, flyers, brochures, and other print or digital materials
Create and coordinate promotional events
Generate social network engagement
Formulate, administer, and evaluate surveys reaching the target market
Campus advertising endeavors such as flyering, chalking, etc.
Questions? Contact our Director of RedBlack Consulting,
Liam Armstrong, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Events Team is focused on planning and creating professional development events for AMA members. Events Team members are dedicated to providing students with value-adding professional development events through partnerships with actual companies. At the core, Events Team is focused on creating fun and interactive events that prepare AMA members for the real-world through networking opportunities members with companies and skill building workshops.
WHY JOIN THE EVENTS TEAM?
As a member of the Events Team, you will learn and practice professional skills of contacting businesses and maintaining relationships with current companies. Furthermore, you will be given opportunities to create new events that fit the vision of professional development. There is a lot of room for new innovative event ideas, so if you want to improve the AMA experience, this is the team for you!
Interested in joining our Events Team? Please email .
The Design Skill Building Team is a community within AMA that opens its member to opportunities in graphic design and design-thinking.
Workshops will introduce design philosophies, touch on software
tutorials, and bring you resources for graphic design -- whether
that means getting feedback on your work or pointing you to
Canva because Photoshop is stressing you out.
Team members receive unique opportunities to design flyers,
t-shirts, and social media graphics for AMA.
- Design background & familiarity with the Adobe Suite preferred, NOT REQUIRED
- Must be a registered member of AMA
Questions? Contact our Director of Design,
Julia Nam, at