Sunday, April 10, 2011

Preview Weekend at McCombs

As our class winds down its first year at McCombs, we were happy to have the opportunity last week to welcome the Class of 2013 at Preview Weekend. Monica Grisales, Associate Brand Manager at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and former Fellow, welcomed marketing students with a presentation on Launching Your Marketing Career. Sharing advice, expectations for a brand manager and alternative career paths in marketing, she offered prospective students a fantastic glimpse into life post-graduation.

We were also able to meet prospective students at Friday’s organization fair and it was great to see all the interest in marketing and Marketing Fellows at McCombs. If you didn’t get a chance to find us, you can still get on the priority email list by emailing me at

In the meantime, keep your calendars clear for summer coffee chats, which will be hosted around the country, and fall Brand Camp on September 2, 2011.

Looking forward to meeting more of the class of 2013 soon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Marketing Fellows Present at Dean's Advisory Council

On March 11th, 2011 Marketing Fellows were honored to speak at Dean Gilligan’s Advisory Council Meeting. The presentation, led by Lamar Johnson, Meagan Pishnick and Sean Saul, was a prime opportunity to highlight the commitment CCIMS has to experiential learning at McCombs. The students gave an overview of the course, recruiting process, and emphasized the importance of hands-on learning opportunities that supplement the case work and class discussions in traditional classes.

Sean Saul introduced the organization’s goal to Own a Brand as part of our short term strategic plan that will provide a unique opportunity to further the organizations mission to develop and cultivate future marketing leaders. Work is underway to make that plan a reality.