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ADPR Director Note

February is a great month to be a student in the School of Advertising and Public Relations. Here are some of the events:

 PRSSA will hold a meeting on Feb 23 at 6:30 in Scripps (402 COM). The topic is International Public Relations. Be sure to stop by to learn more about public relations opportunities.

 Every Wednesday in February, Ms. Leslie Poynter from Career Services holds office hours to help students with resumes and other job related tasks. Stop by the Scripps lab between 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

 The CCI Diversity Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 17. I hope you will attend to learn more about the diverse cultures in CCI and UTK.

 Don’t forget to put UT Social Media Week on your calendar! UTSMW begins on Monday, Feb. 27. The event calendar can be found

 Maureen Taylor, Director


Inside Study Abroad - Australia

Hunter McClure in AustraliaAdvertising student and recipient of the Conaway Andervertising Scholarship, Hunter McClure is studying abroad this semester in Australia. Hunter along with other College of Communication & Information students are participating in a semester-long experience spear-headed by Dr. Sam Swan. While there Hunter and his classmates are studying at the University of Sydney.

"Studying abroad this semester in Sydney, Australia, has changed my life. You go into it thinking that it's going to be a giant vacation, but in reality you are adapting and becoming part of the culture. It is honestly better than a vacation because you get the full experience and truly feel like you are a local. I find myself speaking with the lingo and helping people who are lost on the street. I especially have become keen on the laid-back lifestyle that the Aussies have. The environment is so unique and inviting that everyone should experience it." -Hunter McClure

Tristiny Bell and ADPR Students Visit New York Agencies

Tristiny BellFor 24 years, students in the School of Advertising and Public Relations have journeyed to the Big Apple for one week during the month of January. This affordable trip sponsored by the UT Ad Club changes the lives of many students by exposing them to the dynamics of agency life in the advertising capital of the world. Led by two faculty members students get the opportunity to network with UT advertising alumni in NYC and spend three full days touring advertising agencies and media companies, while meeting with potential employers. From this trip a large number of students are successfully placed in paid internships in top agencies during the summer term. Outstanding UT advertising alumni work (and thrive) at agencies such as Young & Rubicam,  Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO, Publicis, and Hearts & Sciences to name a few. 

 Advertising major, Tristiny Bell joined us on the trip this year. Here is her story: 
The Big Apple –the perfect home for a motivated southern girl with hungry ambitions. Traveling to New York City has always been a dream of mine. Even as a little girl, I knew my talents and ambition would lead me to such an amazing city. The city where all your dreams could come true. All thanks to UT’s Ad Club for organizing such an incredible opportunity to fulfill my dreams. You know how sometimes when you watch something on TV, then you see it in real life and it’s not even close to the same on TV. Not New York City. It’s exactly like what you see on TV, which was refreshingly surprising. The scenery was exactly how I imaged. NYC is literally a mile wide and 15 miles high! Everyone is either 30 floors up or underground.