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October 2019

From Inspiration to Impact: AD+PR Students Apply Classwork to Make a Difference in Their Community

When starting a new semester on campus, our goal as students typically focuses on doing well in our classes: participate, complete the required assignments and get a good grade. But for some, inspiration sparked in the classroom leads to real influence both within and beyond the MSU community. [read more]

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Jada Flowers: An Advocate for Change in AD+PR and Beyond

Jada Flowers is on mission to invoke change within the Department of Advertising + Public Relations. The junior creative advertising major has many roles on campus, serving as a facilitator for MSU Dialogues and vice president of On the Rise Entertainment (a registered student organization). She also holds an on-campus job as a research assistant to AD+PR Chairperson, Dr. Teresa Mastin. [read more]

Using Advertising for Social Good

Traditionally college students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their careers post-graduation. Advertising management junior, Josh Cooper, is bucking the trend. He’s the founder and CEO of Skoop, a taxi service with a twist. Taking a ride in one of Skoop pedicabs is free for riders thanks to the digital advertisements on each vehicle. [read more]

How One Student’s Beer Reviews Helped Him Land His First Internship

“Everybody in today’s age needs a portfolio of some form.” That’s according to David Regan, AD+PR professor of practice, who helps prepare AD+PR students for a competitive industry. [read more]

Don’t Miss AdCon 2019: Register for the Region’s Premier Advertising Conference

With MSU Fall Career Days behind us and the next major AD+PR campus career fair scheduled for January 2020, now is the time to register for AdCon 2019. The event, which attracts 300-400 attendees from universities and companies across Michigan and surrounding states, is hosted by AdCraft Detroit, one of the nation’s oldest and largest advertising organizations. Networking opportunities abound… [read more]

Spartan Community Unites AD+PR International Students

International students play an important role in the diverse student body at Michigan State University. According to the Office for International Students and Scholars, 6,260 international students from 140 countries were enrolled as of fall 2018. The Department of Advertising + Public Relations provides an education to 235 of those students. [read more]

AD+PR Women Empower Each Other With Sports Media Group

Being a woman trying to break into a traditionally male-dominated industry, such as sports, can be a challenge. Luckily, MSU has an organization to help ease the transition for future female professionals… [read more]