Written by: Andrew Crowell and Ashley Chen
Andrew is a D3 and currently serves as the Vendor Relations chair. Ashley is a D2 and serves as a Vendor Relations associate. Continue reading below to find out more about this year’s Vendor Fair!
The 2018 Marquette Vendor Fair was another huge success this fall for Marquette ASDA, which included 45 vendors and over 200 faculty, students and staff. There were a total of eight Gold tier sponsors, seven Silver tier sponsors and thirty Entry Level sponsors. An array of vendors attended, ranging from private practices and corporate dental offices, to loupes companies, oral hygiene companies, insurance companies, financial advisors, and dental laboratories. The students were enriched by the many products and services presented to them. It was a great opportunity for them to network and interact with multiple types of companies, many of whom they will continue to work with after graduation and throughout their careers. Some students even gained valuable contacts for possible job opportunities in the future. In addition to networking, the complimentary dinner and beverages were enjoyed by all. While some fortunate individuals walked away with a raffle prize, everyone went home with enough toothpaste to last a lifetime. Marquette is very fortunate to have such a large turnout of vendors every year and I believe it is a testament to the students and faculty we have at the school who have formed strong relationships with the people who work alongside us in the dental profession and who provide us with numerous resources and advice throughout our careers.