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March 2020

AD+PR Department Kicks Off 2020 with Exciting Special Events

Whether they’re from down the road or across the world, the Department of Advertising and Public Relations strives to make all students feel welcome. Each year, the department sponsors events to bring students and faculty together to learn, share, grow and celebrate. [read more]

Find Your Passion, Your People, Your Journey, With VIM

“At VIM, we aim to inspire, highlight relevant topics and use fashion and beauty to start conversations regarding really pressing topics like climate change or mental health,” said Mattie Milne, VIM magazine editor-in-chief. “If we can relate to anyone; we have done our job.” Milne, journalism senior, and public relations and graphic design minor, and Wolfgang Ruth, journalism senior and photojournalism minor, together are…[read more]

AD+PR Alumna Reflects on Career Preparation in College

Just six years out of MSU, Hanna Porterfield has worked in public relations agencies in New York City and Chicago, traveled to Europe to work on campaigns, and stayed connected to Michigan State University through her membership on the department’s Professional Advisory Board. She now works as senior manager of social media at W2O Group in Chicago. [read more]

Advertising Creative Senior Helps Develop New Creative Center to Help Students

Creative collaboration drives the communications industry. It’s what advertisers, PR professionals and designers do every day. As students, feedback from faculty, professionals and each other can make the difference between a small idea and an extraordinary campaign or project. Therein lies the impetus for AD+PR’s new Creative Center. [read more]

Pushing Forward through the Tough Times: Life Lessons from Sales Leadership

“In one day, I can go from working with a nonprofit, to a race track, to a hospital, to a furniture store. In what other career can you do that? I am never bored, and always challenged,” said Tiffany Wahl, AD+PR assistant instructor and sales professional. [read more]

Concert and Event Consultation Company Provides AD+PR Internship Opportunities

When it comes to being a pro in the live event industry, Meridian Entertainment is one of the best organizations around. From consultation to marketing, management, programming and more, Meridian Entertainment does it all. With offices in Lansing, Monroe, Traverse city, and Kalamazoo, Meridian is a Michigan-based company that produces events throughout…[read more]

AD+PR’s a la Mediterranean Study Abroad Benefits Student Careers

For some, study abroad is simply an opportunity to travel and make friends, but for many enterprising AD+PR students, study abroad is much more. “Advertising and Public Relations a la Mediterranean” is a six-week program each summer held in Rome, Italy and Cannes, France. Students are enrolled at The American University of Rome. Most of the time is spent in…[read more]