College of Business > News & Events > Halloween Career Event Takes the Fear Out of Marketing Job Searches
By Robin Florzak | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds /
October 29, 2021 /
Posted in: Students, Faculty /
Applying for internships and jobs can give any college student the goosebumps. Taking the fear out of finding a career was the goal of the Second Annual Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats event at the Driehaus College of Business Oct. 28.
Costumed faculty, staff, alumni and students from the Department of Marketing offered dozens of DePaul students guidance on “resurrecting your résumé,” “non-scary networking” and “elevator pitch madness” during the Halloween-themed career event organized by Jessica Sanborn (BUS ’17 , CMN MA’ 19), the department’s internship coordinator and associate director of communication. Games – including bean bag toss and giant Jenga – added stress-relieving fun to the activities.
See how the department’s Halloween characters coached students through résumé writing, interviewing and more.
Marketing student ambassadors Jennifer Acevedo and Crystal Barron get ready to check in Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats attendees.
Deirdre Laverdiere, associate director of DePaul's Center for Sales Leadership, shares career advice.
Student ambassador Crystal Barron guides students through the Second Annual Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats resources.
Alumna Genevieve M. Bila (left) shares résumé advice with a student.
Associate Professor of Marketing Jim Mourey, Department of Marketing Chair Stephen Koernig and Assistant Dean Helen Conroy join in the fun at the Second Annual Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats event.
Student worker Ly Bui and Associate Professor Steve Kelly encourage students to live long and prosper at this year's Department of Marketing Halloween-themed career event.
Internship Coordinator Jessica Sanborn (left) and Student Ambassador Gabriela Iwanska play a game at the Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats event, which Sanborn organized.
Student Jayna Shah, Digital Marketing Instructor Jackie Kuehl and Sales Leadership Associate Director Deirdre Laverdiere spread career magic at the Marketing Careers Tricks & Treats Oct. 28
Assistant Professor Ignacio Luri (left) offers résumé tips at this year's Halloween-themed Marketing Careers Tricks and Treats.
Students play Jenga at the Marketing Careers Tricks & Treats event Oct. 28.