BSU Senior Wins 2019 EXHIBITOR Media Group Student Achievement Award

Cailey Birchem, a senior at Bemidji State University studying exhibit design, graphic design and studio arts has won the 2019 EXHIBITOR Media Group Student Achievement Award.

As the recipient of the award, Birchem receives an all-access pass to attend sessions at EXHIBITORLIVE2019: Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing, held in Las Vegas, Nevada along with a $500 scholarship to help offset the expenses of attending the conference.

“This award meant I could attend ExhibitorLIVE 2019 and show my portfolio without completely depleting my bank account,” Birchem said. “Without it, I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to attend and further my networking — which is a huge part of this industry. There are a million ways to help a student, but giving them more opportunities and open doors is really invaluable.”

This award will also help Birchem get her name into the exhibit design industry and become well-known before she graduates from BSU. Awards and opportunities like this award can help students network and find possible employment.

BSU faculty and staff continue to encourage Birchem to strive for and achieve her career goals.

“Every day I am reminded that what I’m doing matters, it’s impactful, and that I can achieve anything I set my mind to,” Birchem said. “ It’s so important for a student’s success to have professors who support them, and BSU’s School of Technology, Art and Design has really set itself apart in that category.”

About Exhibitor Media Group

Exhibitor Media Group publishes EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing, and sponsors learning events such as EXHIBITORLIVE, the industry’s top-rated conference and exhibition for trade show and corporate event marketing; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is the founder and sponsor of Certified Trade Show Marketer, the world’s only university-affiliated professional certification program. For more information, visit


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