ATLANTA–MELT (, the award-winning, Atlanta-based sports and entertainment marketing firm is continuing the agency’s tradition of assisting and helping students in the development and guidance of their career and career path, as MELT Chairman/CEO Vince Thompson will make a major presentation on career development to the graduate students of The University of Alabama’s Sports Business Management Program at The College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Thompson, who founded MELT, the award-winning, Atlanta-based sports and entertainment marketing giant in 2000, worked as a student assistant for the Auburn University Sports Information Department while he was a student at Auburn from 1980-84. It was those formative experiences while at Auburn that helped guide Thompson on his career path and has driven his and MELT’s desire to provide as much career guidance and assistance as possible to aspiring college students studying sports marketing.

Several years ago, Thompson formed MELT University, which has developed into a world-class training program designed to provide college students real-time training and experience in an agency and client environment. MELT University has had several successes including interns who are now working for the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, University of South Carolina, The PGA of America, CAA and many others. Additionally, Alaina Fondren, a recent Alabama graduate, has recently joined MELT as an executive and production assistment.

While in Tuscaloosa, Thompson will work with his client The Coca-Cola Company and their sponsorship of ESPN College Game Day, which will be making an appearance in conjunction with the Alabama/Texas A&M football matchup.

Thompson’s speech, “You Had Me at Hello, The Top 10 Things that Successful Job Seekers Do,” is the topic of Thompson’s speech and is designed to provide a glimpse into the job-seeking search process.

“Im honored to be speaking to these outstanding students at The University of Alabama,” said Thompson. “Its one of my favorite things to do is to help these students, give back and pay it forward as I’ve had many guardian angels in my career.”