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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 http://www.cci.utk.edu/2017-cci-experience-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 http://www.cci.utk.edu/socialmediaweek

 Maureen Taylor, Director

 

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.

Laura Gamo Named MAIP Finalist

Laura Gamo M.S. StudentLaura 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. 

MAIP sources top talent from over 3,800 colleges, universities, and portfolio schools nationwide through low to high level engagement practices. Applicants are screened, interviewed and selected by industry recruitment professionals.

http://maip.aaaa.org/#home

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.