MELT AND AUBURN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI TO PARTICIPATE IN AUBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR – HELD AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY’S BEARD-EAVES-MEMORIAL COLISEUM TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
ATLANTA, GA – March 7, 2018 – It’s full circle for several current MELT (www.meltatl.com) team members and Auburn alumni as they attend Auburn University’s annual School of Communications and Journalism Internship and Job Fair today, Wednesday, March 7 on the campus of Auburn University at The Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
MELT, the award-winning, Atlanta-based, sports, entertainment and culinary marketing agency and its founder, Vince Thompson, a 1984 graduate of the School of Communications, has his roots and the founding of MELT firmly planted at Auburn University. Thompson, a native of Chatom, AL, worked his way through Auburn as a student assistant in The Auburn University Sports Information Department, where he had a ringside seat during the Pat Dye era and Auburn greats Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Frank Thomas. While there, he was also an editor of The Auburn Plainsman, the student newspaper and a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. It was these formative experiences that led Thompson to found MELT in 2000 where MELT has served as one of the Coca-Cola Company’s longest serving agencies at 18 years. MELT has worked on 16 straight Final 4s, 5 seasons of ESPN College GameDay and has captured nearly every agency marketing industry award including 2017 American Business Agency of The Year and Event Marketer Magazine.
Because of his experience at Auburn, Thompson created MELT University, a nationally-acclaimed intern program that has helped educate and place dozens of students in sports marketing jobs. These Auburn University alumni include recent MELT hires Ellis Baxter, David Pate and Tristan Watson, who had a leadership role in the 2017 MELT University Internship program.
“I’m so proud of Auburn, my roots in Auburn, my gratefulness to David Housel, who mentored me for four years while at Auburn and one of the greats of all-time in the sports information business and our alumni who comprise the greatest team in the sports marketing business,” said Thompson. “Auburn continues to graduate and educate some of the greatest students in the country and I’m honored to be a small part of that heritage. If not for Auburn, there’s no way I would have been able to achieve what I have professionally. I’ll always be an ‘Auburn Man’.'”