ATLANTA, GA – February 13, 2018 – MELT (www.meltatl.com), the award-winning sports, entertainment and culinary marketing agency Chairman/CEO will address students of Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business today on the campus of Emory University. The theme of Thompson’s speech will be “You Had Me at Hello, What Successful Job-Seekers Do to Win That First Job,” which is a topic near and dear to Thompson’s heart and a by-product of seeing several hundred resumes and prospective employees each year.
Thompson started MELT in 2000, but the roots of MELT were planted much earlier in his career as a student-assistant in the early 1980s in The Auburn University Sports Information Department. There he worked for one of the best in the business, David Housel, and had a ringside seat to The Coach Pat Dye Era; Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson; future NBA star Charles Barkley and future major-leaguer Frank “Big Hurt” Thomas. Thompson lectures at several major college and university campuses each year and also runs MELT University, the highly-acclaimed, intensive, eight-week summer intern program that provides real-world experiences for college students in sports marketing nationwide. In the summer of 2017, MELT University graduated 37 students from 25 universities and this summer expects to host more than 40 students from 500 applicants. As a rule, the only way to gain an entry-level job at MELT is to complete the MELT University training requirements.
“My greatest joy is speaking to and spending time with these students,” said Thompson. “They are so driven, passionate and sophisticated that I love to learn from them as much as they do from me and my team.”