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AMA Virtual Student Chapter

About the
AMA Chapter

​​The AMA (American Marketing Association) WGU Collegiate Student Chapter is a perfect opportunity for students. The Chapter provides leadership and networking opportunities, educational webinars, and other opportunities. The Chapter is student led and focuses on topics which are of interest to a wide variety of participants.

To join the AMA WGU Collegiate Chapter, complete the form below. After you have submitted the form, you will receive an email from the Chapter with further instructions about joining AMA National and participating in the events and benefits of the AMA WGU Chapter.

If you are an AMA member and are interested in applying for chapter leadership positions, visit here.

Membership

Join WGU’s Largest Community of Marketing Professionals

AMA members receive exclusive access to the national AMA website, free webinars, discounted training programs, and the most extensive marketing-centered network.

Membership Perks

  • Get the most out of your WGU Experience by connecting with other students and the faculty outside of the virtual classroom.
  • Network with peers and other marketing professionals.
  • Participate in events and activities to build your resume.
  • Access to an abundance of AMA Resources such as industry trend reports, live and virtual events, and more!

Chapter Leader Perks*

  • One year of AMA Membership. Already a member? The one-year membership will add onto the length of your existing membership.
  • Strengthen your resume by showing your leadership skills as an undergraduate student-leader. 
  • Connect more closely with industry experts, speakers, and influencers.
  • Give back to other students through leading, promoting, and growing the AMA WGU Chapter.
  • Click here to view the Student Leadership job descriptions.

*Student leadership positions must be held by undergraduate students

Join the WGU AMA Virtual Chapter
Events and Meetings
  • Join us for the AMA WGU Chapter informational webinar!
    Sunday, April 21 at 4 pm PT/5 pm MT/6 pm CT/7 pm ET
    •  The webinar will be hosted by the WGU chapter’s AMA faculty advisors, Ashley Flynn, Lauren Bellflower and Tara Lale. Register here to attend!
       
  • Join us for "Elevate Your Career: Building the Best Possible Brand" live event!
    Wednesday, May 22 at 10am PT/11am MT/12PM CT/1PM ET

WGU’s AMA Vision/Goals

Revere the Marketer: We want to empower the individual marketer to achieve their goals.

Know the Marketer: We want to be a part of the lives of individual marketers.

Think Ahead for the Marketer: We want to help marketers uncover what’s next and stay on the cutting edge of their industry.

Become Stronger TogetherWe want individual marketers to discover the AMA’s community of like-minded individuals to share knowledge and expertise.

Bound by Common Values: We want to share the essential community values throughout the lives of individual marketers—from college through retirement.

Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: As the essential community of marketers, it is incumbent upon the AMA to do our part.

Together, we will unite our one AMA community and the marketing industry at large to intentionally create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all by starting with the BIPOC community.

Not a member of AMA? Join here!

Executive Board & Advisors

Ashley Flynn, Primary Faculty Advisor

Ashley Flynn earned her BA in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University and MBA with a focus on Marketing at Nova Southeastern University. She was one of the founding members for her AMA chapter when she was pursing her undergraduate program and held various student positions in the chapter as well as attend the AMA International Collegiate Conference. She is an experienced educator teaching online marketing classes and has a wealth of professional marketing and advertising experience with a focus on digital marketing from both a B2B and B2C standpoint. Ashley's experience includes working for national TV shows, e-commerce businesses as well a non-profit organization. She has always demonstrated a passion for marketing and higher education and loves nothing more than being able to share her passion with others. Ashley loves being part of WGU as a Senior Program Mentor and helping both undergraduate and graduate students follow their passion for marketing!

Lauren Bellflower, Faculty Advisor for Advertising and Promotions

Dr. Lauren Bellflower (she/her) holds a PhD in Business with a Marketing concentration from University of the Cumberlands, a Masters of Science in Marketing and Communications, and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Franklin University. Her dissertation focuses on how to teach for the future of the marketing discipline. She is additionally pursuing a Masters of Education in Education Technology and Instructional design from WGU. She has served as an Instructor for WGU since April 2022 and has been teaching adult learners since 2019. She is a first-generation college graduate and is passionate about getting students excited for marketing in a way that connects the coursework to their own lives. She has worked in a variety of marketing positions including roles with a financial firm, corporate real estate, and with a marketing agency. She also has a history of community building within various roles with her sorority, Delta Zeta, as well as creating and running the Music City Young Professionals. She has been an AMA member since 2014. She served as Vice President of membership during her time at Franklin University. Currently, she is a local member of the Nashville chapter. Lauren values her experience and connections she has made through AMA and hopes students will do the same.

Tara Lale, Faculty Advisor for Programming and Events

Tara is a Senior Program Mentor in the School of Business and specializes in supporting undergraduate and graduate students in Marketing. She has a background in teaching, counseling, and as a leader in the community. Tara has earned her Master in Business Administration and her Master of Science in Management and Leadership at WGU.  Tara is excited to bring her passion and positivity along with her skills of communication, planning, innovation, and coordination to the role.  At WGU, Tara champions several initiatives and is passionate about leading the charge to help students become as successful as possible.  Outside of WGU, she volunteers as a career coach, hospitality director at a non-profit, and devotes time on several non-profit boards to advise on direction and marketing. Tara loves using her strategic thinking and organizational skills to host large gatherings and direct large events for her community, as well.  She is passionate about helping others reach their full potential and provide pathways to advance others in their careers. She knows AMA does this very well and is excited to collaborate on networking opportunities, event planning, and helping others increase their knowledge of the marketing industry.

To contact the faculty advisors, please email ama@wgu.edu.

Scholarships and Awards

American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) scholarships are for marketing students who are leaders on campus and in the classroom. We believe in empowering the next generation of marketers who will make an impact for good and help make our industry more diverse.

2024 AMA Foundation Collegiate Scholarship ApplicationAs the philanthropic arm of the AMA, the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) seeks to elevate marketing visionaries, empower future generations, inspire a more diverse industry and ensure marketing research impacts public good. Learn more.

2022-23 AMA Foundation Scholarship Winners

2022 AMA Collegiate Awards

Competitions: Coming Soon!

AMA Collegiate Competitions

Resources

AMA Career Forum Grant Application – Fall 2023

AMA Job Board (National)

 

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