February 2020

Department of AD+PR Gives Students an Inside Look at Agencies

The Department of Advertising + Public Relations provides a wide range of opportunities for students to learn, network and advance professionally, but perhaps the most valuable are the opportunities to visit established companies in the field. Both the MSU Advertising Association and the ADV 402 Field Experiences are giving students a chance to visit companies and meet with professionals all over the country. Every year, AD+PR faculty lead trips to various cities, where students visit companies and attend networking events. These Field Experiences bring students to… [read more]

Alumna’s Career Blends Passion for Fashion, PR and Politics

Mone’ Ross, a 2013 MSU alumna and AD+PR Professional Advisory Board member, found her way to Washington, D.C after getting her bachelor’s degree in communications and specialization in public relations. She interned with the House of Representatives, aiding Democratic Representative, Elijah Cummings. In 2014, Ross was offered a full-time job as a project manager with the House of Representatives. She was accepted into Georgetown University in 2015, where she began working toward her master’s degree in public relations. She attended school while working as a senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security. [read more]

One Step Closer to Achieving Your Dreams: Tips to be Career-Fair Ready

Spring semester is a stressful time for many students. Upperclassmen are looking to gain real-world experience in their fields of study through internships, jobs and other projects. Campus offers a variety of career fairs to connect students with prospective employers. ComArtSci Connect recently gave students the opportunity to meet with recruiters from Leo Burnett, Doner, and Lambert among others. While this event happens but once a year, there are still plenty of future fairs and opportunities to network with recruiters at MSU and beyond this spring. [read more]

MSU Society for News Design Helps AD+PR Students Broaden Their Creative Talents

Need help improving your creative resume? Want to improve your portfolio for a future design careers? Trying to create a network in the news design field? If so, Michigan State’s chapter for Society for News Design may be the perfect organization for you to join this semester. This somewhat hidden gem of an organization has many benefits for AD+PR students who want to get an edge on career preparation. Bi-monthly meetings feature everything from Adobe InDesign and Photoshop workshops, creative resume and portfolio-building, and…[read more]

Young woman standing against wall smiling with picture of a cake shaped like girl face and picture of a number two made out of cupcakes that look like Seasame Street characters.AD+PR Student and Entrepreneur, Jayla Latimier, Is Baking Her Way Through MSU

Jayla Latimier is a senior majoring in creative advertising who will graduate in fall of 2020.  She’s currently using knowledge she gained through her classes to promote “Cupcakes Galore,” a homemade baked goods and pastry service. “My studies have helped me tremendously, I have learned different marketing tactics and strategies that have helped me promote and build my brand, I have also learned about…” [read more]

Department of AD+PR Turns Alumni Support into Student Success

Thousands of students spend their time at Michigan State University pursuing a degree in Communications Arts and Sciences. Many of us are unaware of how the college and Department of Advertising + Public Relations secure new opportunities for both students and faculty each year. ComArtSci boasts 62,000 alumni worldwide, and MSU University Advancement seeks to engage with those alumni and connect them with ways to give back. [read more]