Iva Boishin, a junior majoring in marketing and international business at University of Maryland, credits the Collegiate Summit with helping with both her studies and her recent internship with flooring industry leader The Matworks. “When I saw the Collegiate Summit, I was instantly interested. It was the perfect way to discuss marketing trends with fellow excited peers.” she says. “Moreover, in my marketing classes, instead of hearing about distant theories and practices, I can apply what I learn in class to the trends and current marketing practices in the field.”

Iva offers some solid advice for students considering a career in marketing: “Get out there as soon as possible. Try various internships. And don’t forget to network! I know everyone has probably said this to you a million times but it is the most important thing.”