The unique partnership with Abstrakt Marketing Group, a St. Louis-based agency, is an excellent example of how Maryville University partners with local, regional and global businesses and organizations to help students to gain professional experience even as they complete their degree programs. Maryville’s graduates are then able to step into jobs with the right skills and depth of knowledge to be productive from Day One.
Abstrakt, recently named one of the top 50 companies for revenue growth by the St. Louis Business Journal, operates a satellite office on campus, which creates unique internship opportunities for business and marketing students.
“No college has anything like this,” says Maryville alumnus Jason Bahnak, ’98, executive vice president of agency sales at Abstrakt. “It’s helped us identify good talent, so the students who succeed in the program are first in line to be hired here when they graduate.”