Ithaca College Students to Attend LGBT Marketing Conference

By Dan Verderosa, September 12, 2016

Ithaca College Students to Attend LGBT Marketing Conference

Three students from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications will be attending this year's Out for Undergrad Marketing Conference from Sept. 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois.

Out for Undergrad is a non-profit organization that helps high-achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduates reach their full potential. The conference's goal is to educate, inspire and advance LGBT undergraduate students who are interested in marketing, branding and product management, development and design.

Gillian Wenzel ’18, Grace Heneghan ’19 and John Jacobson ’17 each received scholarships to attend the program at no cost. During the conference, they will have opportunities to meet with junior and senior professionals from top marketing companies, as well as attend a private career fair and networking reception.

“I can’t wait to attend Out for Undergrad,” said Wenzel. “As an LGBTQ+ marketer I am enthusiastically awaiting entering a space dedicated to two parts of my identity that I love. When I first came out I genuinely thought I couldn’t be out in the work place. And now I am relishing in the reality that my sexuality is an asset. Representation is an incredibly powerful thing, and advertisers are learning more and more that genuine representation leads to higher profits, better reputations, and most importantly brand love. I am honored to attend Out for Undergrad, and represent one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the nation, Ithaca College.”