First-year business administration students at SAIT are gearing up for their first ever THINK Marketing event, which is looking to be a huge success.
Marion Hill, business administration instructor at SAIT, has been working endless hours to pull this event together, and is hoping it will get her BA students to start thinking about what it will take for them to launch their career outside of SAIT.
“Maybe some of [the students] will take away the message of ‘I need to find out what I have to do in order to launch my career, and I need to get busy on that and experience that, and do things while I’m here’,” said Hill.
Hill hopes there will be in excess of 150 people attending the event, which will include both students and alumni of the SAIT BA program, who are currently working in the marketing industry.
“I’m really hoping it’s going to be an annual event for us.
“I would really like it to be like a homecoming for grads to come back and share their stories and inspire our future alumni,” said Hill.
Chris Pollen, a 2005 graduate from the BA program at SAIT and sales and marketing manager at AVI Urban, is lined-up to be the keynote speaker at the event.
Pollen plans to speak about how he became actively involved in the school community during his time at SAIT, and what his plan for launching his career beyond the campus involved.
I’m really hoping it’s going to be an annual event for us. – Marion Hill
Hill feels there needs to be a greater sense of community throughout SAIT and in the BA program. She hopes the event will get her students more involved on campus.
First-year BA students are given ‘Golden Tickets’ for the event. The ticket entitles them to a chance to win door prizes, such as gift cards and tickets to stamps games, as well as loot bags, which are given to the first 75 ticket holders through the door.
The event takes place at 4 p.m. on October 28 in room CA 415 of the Aldred Centre.