General Ad|Com Meeting Notes – 10/4/16

General Assembly Meeting: 10/4/2016

  1. Upperclassmen Q & A: Classes, midterms, & everything in between
    1. Where to find internships?
      1. Check out Handshake!
      2. Use your connections
      3. Go to Career Fairs
      4. Check out company websites
    2. Just joined ADV, what classes are good to take at the start of this program ?
      1. ADV 260: Principles for PR
        1. The instructor, Robert Kolt, is extremely knowledgable
        2. Information directly related with your major
  • Taught by a professional in the industry
  1. ADV 225: Writing for PR
    1. This class is super handy
    2. You are learning skills that WILL help you succeed in the industry
  • Note: Assignments help build your portfolio & give you writing samples to give to future employers
  1. Organization tips
    1. Evernote
      1. Can take notes in app/website
      2. Upload photos
  • Can cross reference all material uploaded through a search bar
  1. My Homework App
    1. Allows you to input your syllabus
    2. Set reminders
  • Gives you a daily task list
  1. How to stand out with limited experience
    1. Word your resume with buzz words & transform plain wording into something amazing
      1. EX: “Talked with students and professors” change that to “A liaison between students and professors”
    2. Resume
      1. Note that as you gain more experience and time goes on, naturally jobs will no longer be on your resume
      2. Create a master resume to keep track of all your experience
      3. Tailor your resume to the job
    3. Other great organizations to join
      1. Students Rebuilding Michigan
        1. Volunteer organization
        2. Check out their website for more info:
  • Talk to Melissa!
  1. Impact 89fm: Student run on-campus radio station


  1. Can volunteer for their promotions team (Renamed “Street Team”)
  2. Meeting info: Mondays at 8 p.m. in G4 Holden Hall
  1. Hall Government/RHA
    1. Anyone who lives on campus can get involved
    2. Ask your RA
  2. Undergraduate Communication Association
    1. Student organization for those pursuing a degree in Communication
    2. Meeting Info: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in CAS
  3. Women in Business Student Association
    1. Student organization in the Broad College of Business
    2. Meetings: Bi-weekly Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in N100 of BCC
  4. Public Relations Student Society of America
    1. Professional Student organization for those pursuing PR
    2. After college, professionals can join PRSA at the national level
  • Meetings: Bi-weekly Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in CAS
  1. VIM Magazine
    1. Beauty and lifestyle student run magazine
    2. Offers many other opportunities besides writing fashion articles
  • Meetings: Mondays at 9 p.m. in Bessey Hall
  1. Bailey Scholars Program
    1. Program based on education, community, and leadership
    2. Check out their site for more info:
  • Talk to Stephanie!
  1. Wharton Center Marketing
    1. Student organization that helps run the marketing for the Wharton Center
    2. Meetings: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Wharton Center

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We strive to connect Michigan State University Advertising, Marketing, Communication and Business students with global employers. Always dreamed of going abroad? Of working abroad? Spartan International Advertising is a great way to increase your knowledge and understanding of what it takes to work in an international setting. We've had professionals from big-name companies like Google and Grey Advertising, from around the world like England and Dubai. Not only will you learn about international advertising, but it's a great networking opportunity and you'll get invaluable advice and resources for your career. All meetings will be every 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm to 8pm, and will be held in room 165 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

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