Each month we celebrate one of the chapter’s amazing volunteers. In December, we sat down with Jessica to learn more about her role and what she enjoys about volunteering:
AMA LA: What’s your role with AMA Los Angeles?
JM: I’m the collegiate relations ambassador so my role is to build and foster relationships with our collegiate chapters in order to create mutually beneficial relationships.
AMA LA: What does that involve?
JM: I serve as the liaison between the professional chapter and the collegiate chapters. A big part of my role involves coordinating the Mentorship Program. It’s important for us to bring invaluable opportunities for both Mentees and Mentors. As an ambassador I am also responsible for providing career development opportunities to students, whether it’s events, workshops, or just opportunities to network with Marketing Professionals.
AMA LA : What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with the chapter?
JM: My favorite thing about volunteering is the people I’ve met. Everyone that I’ve met has been so willingly helpful and selfless when it comes to sharing their experience. As a student, I will be forever grateful to have worked alongside marketing professionals who care about success as much as they care about people.
AMA LA: How does your volunteer role reflect what you do in your day job?
JM: I truly believe that in order to be successful you have to have a great team! Whether it’s work or volunteer work; the power of a good team is invaluable. Through my volunteer work I’ve been able to utilize skills I already had, but most importantly learn new ones from other’s experience.
AMA LA: Where would we find you if you weren’t hard at work right now?
JM: 99% of the time you can find me at a coffee shop sipping a hazelnut latte. I also love thrift/vintage shopping. I’m obsessed with the 1970’s, so I’m always on the hunt for hidden gems.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the chapter, learn more HERE.