Students network at Advasion

Advertising students at Advasion

115 members of the American Advertising Federation chapter at the University of Illinois networked their way across Chicago as part of Advasion on April 4, 2019.

The students were divided into small groups, with each group being hosted by three different agencies. Agencies presented work, provided tours, and answered questions.

The day ended with a pizza-fueled reception at Schafer Condon Carter where over 70 advertising professionals, many of whom are Illinois advertising alumni, interacted with the students.

"I was able to meet people who have been on the same path I am currently on. It gave me a renewed sense of confidence in my abilities that one day I can do and will do that!" said senior Elena Gatti.

Steve Hall, AAF advisor and senior lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, lined up the agencies visited, organized the visitation schedule, and kept everything running smoothly throughout the event.