For 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.
Laura Gamo, M.S. student in the School of Advertising & Public Relations was recently named a MAIP finalist. The MAIP fellowship supplies the field of advertising with highly skilled multicultural students. The highly competetive fellowship allows students across the country the ability to work with advertising professionals through a 22-week program. According to MAIP, "By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the workforce diversity of our industry."
Founded in 1917, the 4A's is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business. Forty-three years ago the 4A's began the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program with a mission to lead an industry evolution by providing the highest quality, diverse talent and to provide the advertising industry with unparalleled, developed diverse talent.
Laura a fellow with the Chacellor's Honor Program shared her story with us:
Q: What do you do with the Chancellor's office:
As a graduate assistant for the Chancellor’s Honors Program, I am in charge of planning, managing and executing many of our student’s co-curricular requirements. I’m also in charge of collaborating on communicative efforts such as fliers, newsletters, etc. for our events and courses.