AAF Most Promising Multicultural Students

Three students from the College of Media were named to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2017. Honorees include Jamison McDermott, Alex Studer and Jalilah Sultan.

The AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top minority college seniors. The event provides opportunities to recruit fresh talent, to further prepare advertising’s best young prospects and to help the industry’s workforce better reflect the multiculturalism of today’s society. The program not only honors the students, but enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with industry professionals.


Media alumna receives Fulbright grant

Sheila Park ’15 ADV, is among ten University of Illinois students who have been offered Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year.


Pitcher selected as student convocation speaker

Allison Pitcher has been selected as the 2016 student convocation speaker.

Growing up as an Illini legacy from Chicago, Allison has long dreamed of graduating from the University of Illinois. After starting off her college career as a Journalism major, she is graduating with a degree in Advertising and a certificate in Public Relations from the College of Media.

In her four years here, Allison has surrounded herself with people and experiences that have helped her find her passion and leave a mark on this campus. She was fortunate enough to study abroad with the Advertising Department in Pamplona, Spain and travel to 13 different countries. In the Chi Omega sorority, she held the positions of Public Relations Chair, New Member Educator and Philanthropy Chair, where she helped her chapter raise $42,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Allison became passionate about the cause, leading to a summer internship with the organization. Other professional experiences include four summer internships back home in Chicago and six on-campus internships including with the Men’s Basketball team and The Daily Illini.

Allison has found her passion and purpose through her time spent with local ministries including Alive, The Vineyard Church and Champaign County YoungLife, where she leads bible studies, serves on leadership teams and mentors other college and high school students in their faith.

The University of Illinois has helped shape Allison into the person she is today and it will forever hold a special place in her heart. She would like to thank her family for the unconditional love and support throughout the years and for her forever friends that she has met along the way.


Cannell named Stickell Intern for 2015

Hanna Cannell, a student in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has been named a Stickell Intern for the summer of 2015. Cannell will serve her internship with Urban Decay in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program was established in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell (1925-1987), former executive vice president, marketing, for the Los Angeles Times and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

Students are nominated by their American Advertising Federation chapter advisors and must be members in good standing. Sixty students were nominated as the best, most deserving individuals from their AAF student chapters; 20 were selected to receive internships.


Media students selected for Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the College of Media students selected for the 2014 Homecoming Court.

Sarah Levine, Advertising

Andrea Medina, Political Science and Broadcast Journalism 

Jonathan Nichols, Advertising and Business 

Timothy Rees, 
Journalism

Learn more about the court here.


 

Advertising Team Places Second in Competition
Hannah Ryan
4/26/2013

“Think about the last painting project you did. What comes to mind?”

This was the question that drove the 2012-2013 Illinois National Student Advertising Competition team to second place at regionals in Merrillville, IN. The competition’s client this year was Glidden Brilliance – a line of paint sold exclusively at Walmart.

The team had an incredibly successful year. Not only did they receive second place in their track, but they also earned a ‘Wild Card’ seat that gives them the potential to still go to Nationals.

The project took eight months to complete – from September to April – and it gave over fifty students the experience they will need to pursue successful careers in Advertising.

The ‘Wild Card’ team will be chosen on May 13.

See photos from the event here.


Buysse and Ryan named Stickell Interns for 2013

4/10/2013

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising if pleased to announce that two students have been named Stickell Interns for the summer of 2013. John Buysse will serve his internship with GSD&M in Austin, Texas. Hannah Ryan will be at Slingshot in Dallas, Texas.

The Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program was established in 1989 in honor of Vance L. Stickell (1925-1987), former executive vice president, marketing, for the Los Angeles Times and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

Students are nominated by their American Advertising Federation chapter advisors and must be members in good standing. This is a highly selective program.