E- Board Meeting Notes 2/19/17

  • Breanna
    • Account info
      • Student Life account: $301.96
      • Comm Arts Account: $682
      • Cash: $215
    • Reagan resigned and Paola
    • Please come to meetings and let me know at least 24 hours in advance if you can’t
    • What’s going on-o with Jon-o?
      • Propose ideas to him?
  • Erika
    • Blog/social media drafting?
    • Let’s take a group shot with the new Sparty
  • Megan
    • Treasurer binder
    • Shoes (take a pic with them)
  • Gemma
    • Update of glass case on main floor of CAS across from 181 – who has the key?
      • Tentative meeting schedule in this?
      • Emailed somebody from CAS, waiting for a response!
    • Include list of upcoming meetings and a spot for upcoming meeting info?
      • Is there a place I can find this info? I tried writing it down last meeting, but it went by super fast.
    • Include call-to-action about becoming a member/finding out more?
      • Will do!
    • Meeting minutes and follow-up
  • Stephanie
    • Update on collateral material research
    • Discussion surrounding strategy for materials
    • Shoes
    • Dublin/Harpers? Is it too late? Research for the Fall?
  • Jessi
    • Should we make a spreadsheet/assignment system for promotion? (Erika like this)
    • Blog submission updates from members (this might be for Erika?)
    • Fenner Volunteer Maple Syrup(?) March 18
  • Melissa and JaKaira
    • Division of duties:
    • Emailing PPT slide to faculty in advance of general meetings
    • Social Media
    • Pounding pavement
    • Coffee/Candy giveaways/general promotion
      • Later march early april
      • Comm Arts
      • 2nd to last
  • Amanda
    • AD|Com regroup and (almost) mid-semester check-in – April 2 E-board Meeting
    • Goals for SS17
    • Planning for FS17
  • Chicago Trip
    • We are not going
    • Please email any companies we have secured
      • Could someone please draft a form email for the group to use that explains rationale and seeks to preserve relationship for next year’s tour? – Erika’s language.
    • Lansing trip?
      • Studio Crawl?
      • Contact companies?
      • Bob Kolt, Netvantage, LE & A, Piper and Gold, Truscott Rossman, Old Town Commercial
      • March 24
        • Draft email
  • 2/21 meeting
    • Photoshop
    • Jessi do you need help?
    • 2 truths and a lie icebreaker
  • 3/14 meeting?
    • What should we do?
    • Comm Arts class panel?
    • Erika has an interesting idea 🙂
    • Well guest speaker emailed me back and he is coming on this date
    • Pie? Pizza pie?
  • 3/28 meeting?
    • Lansing
  • Possible guest speaker
    • Allen Bialik AFB media marketing
    • Workshop style?
  • Designing for college of natural resources
    • My name is Sarah. I am part of a group working on a project with the College of Natural Science and the RHA focused on diversity and inclusion. This is a project to create videos and posters that highlight diversity using real stories of people on campus. We are looking for graphic designers and photographers who would like to join our team. Projects would include: design of the email templates we will be sending out to students throughout the semester, posters, a logo, etc. If you know anyone interested, please give them my contact information so we can meet and discuss the details.
    • Show to members via email/slides
    • hodges18@msu.edu
  • March 19 E-board?
    • Yes 7:00 pm

Meeting Notes 2/7/17


Starting out: Making valentine’s day cards for Sparrow hospital patients & looking at Super Bowl Ads

Dues are due at the next meeting

Next Meeting: February 21st- Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Discussion: What were everyone’s favorite part of the Superbowl? CommArts Career Fair: Friday from 1:30 – 4:00

–    Erica’s packet for Career Week events!!

Recap on some of the best Super Bowl Ads:

1.) Melissa McCarthy Kia

2.) Lumber 84

3.) Einstein Playing the Violin

4.) AirBnB “We Accept”

5.) Bai Justin Timberlake Commercial

6.) Audi #DriveProgress

7.) Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

Career Fair Prep

Career Fair Prep

By: Erika Nichols

Career Fairs can be daunting. You walk in and see recruiting tables swarmed with other students who are all there for the same purpose: to get a job or internship. Your whole world, as the Fresh Prince from Bel-Air would say, get turned upside down, if just one conversations pans out.

The most important thing to do before walking into a career fair is to prepare. Preparing for the career fair will give you a more successful experience. No worries, we are here to help.

  1. Update and polish your resume

If you do not have a resume, now it a great time to make one. There are hundreds of templates online to help you out. Just remember the simpler the better. The more exotic resumes are the ones that are not professional and ultimately get trashed at the end of the day.

Make sure you keep it updated. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself as you edit. Are there any internships, jobs, or student organizations you have joined since the last time you wrote it? Are there any spelling or grammatical errors? Is my contact information clear? Do you have a LinkedIn account? Add the link!

  1. Dress professionally

Yoga pants and a cute top will not work for this event. Pull out the suit jacket and nice slacks. Pretend like this is a job interview. Would you wear yoga pants, cutoffs, or cargo shorts to one? Hopefully, your answer is no. Women go for neutral bottoms of slacks or business appropriate skirt, nice blouse, and either nice flats or a low heel. Men, opt for a suit or a nice pair of slacks, dress shirt, and tie.

  1. Research, research, research

Find out who is attending and stalk their company website and social media channels. Ask yourself, is there anything I would change about their website or social media channels? If so, make sure you bring it up. This will help you stand apart from the other hundred or so students who you are shaking the recruiters hand.

  1. Make them remember you!

The fact of the matter is that these recruiters see hundreds of people in such a short time frame, they will not remember you. The best way to get their brains moving is to send them an email. Try to bring up a memorable part of the conversation. If you are an extra bold person, give them a call. Note, this method may backfire.

There you have it, folks. Four awesome tips to get you through any career fair.

The Ins and Outs of LinkedIn

The Ins and Outs of LinkedIn

Blog Post Written by: Erika Nichols

LinkedIn aka the professional Facebook, is a social media site dedicated to helping people build a professional network. These professional networks can help you find a job, get a job offer, as well as strengthen your application. Here are a few notions that will help you get your profile up and running, so you can expand your network.

Keep everything professional

Imagine if your Myspace account was attached to your resume, how embarrassing. This account is not a place to post drunk selfies from the night before or using in appropriate language. You are trying to create an image that any employer will want in their company. This rule applies to your profile picture, email address, and language.

Grow your network!

Connect with friends, colleagues, teachers, and family members. The more you are connected with the more people your profile will reach.

Also, these people are perfect to give you a personal endorsement. Endorsements from past employers and colleagues strengthens your profile with employers.

On the hunt?

LinkedIn is a great source for job hunting. In the search bar, search a location, company, or job type. From there you should see a tab that says “Jobs”. That tab will show you job posting according to your search terms. Some of these position can be exclusive to LinkedIn.

Keep it updated!

Think of LinkedIn as an extension to your resume. When you update your resume, update your LinkedIn account.  You want employers to see the most recent image of you. You want employers to see the organization and opportunities you have been working towards. It can help make your application more powerful.

Want to see an example? Click the link:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-ratering-791a62b

Meeting Minutes 1/24/17



  • Who are we?

Meeting Minutes

○   A student run organization designed to introduce Communication Arts & Science (CAS) students to the advertising and public relations community.

  • What do we do?

○   At our meetings, we host guest speakers and student panels, run workshops, take agency tours, and create #friendships with other students in the field.

  • Why is this beneficial to me?

○   All of the activities we host are for you to gain experience and knowledge of the advertising and public relations field.

Student Opportunities

  • Students can write for our blog and social media


  • March 24th
  • We will be driving Friday morning and return Friday evening.
  • We will be visiting Motion PR, and Energy BBDO so far
  • Hoping to nail two more places
  • Follow this link in you are interested in going to Chicago

○         https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevmDPCxSlcGbYNhSH423 wcBeRePD_MZsv_nY6Rreg0sEYOEA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Next Meeting

  • Feb. 7th at 6 p.m. in 173 CAS
  • Topic: Valentines Day card making for Sparrow, Crash Course for Career Fair



E-Board Meeting Minutes 1/29/17



  • Breanna

○   Giveaway

■   Megan Cunningham won!

■   Will take a pic for social media

○   Jono and shoes

■   Target Greek Life

■   Stephanie can you help with this?

■   Erika will be making a list for a pitch in the fall 2017

○   Contact Rocio about Chicago?

■   Contacted waiting for response

○   Get stickers from Melissa

■   Waiting on Melissa

○   Look into resizing stickers

■   Will be looking into

  • Staples
  • Other online companies
  • Printing
  • vistaprint

○   Community Update – room reserve

■   Breanna is on that

○   Financial update for next e-board meeting

■   Breanna will be checking up on this

○   Agenda printing

  • Erika

○   Update on ASMSU Funding?

■   Asking for $250

○   Student Writings

■   We have two people interested

  • Reagan

○   Update on contacting ESCAPE ROOM

○   PPT slide about ADCOM for profs

○   Update on adding ADCOM to CAS newsletter weekly/biweekly

○   Update on asking profs for extra credit for members that attend our meetings

○   Update on Dublins/Harpers social gathering information?

  • Stephanie

○   Update on research findings for stickers, notepads, folders, pens, etc.

○   Update on Dublins/Harpers social gathering information?

  • Gemma

○   Duties in progress/onboarding

○   General meeting flyer in glass case in CAS

○   Any questions for e-board

  • Paola, JaKaira, Jessi

○   Jessi


■   I  need help on getting the slides to professors.

  • Amanda is working on a list

■   Do any more flyers need to be made?

  • Flyer for the next meetings

■   Ad | Com reach through the email seemed like somewhat of a success.

So I’ll keep doing that. Or someone else.

■   Does anyone think that Well’s Hall did well?

  • Not as successful, will do one in CAS
  • Need excel spreadsheet for sign up times

■    Does anyone have meeting notes for 1/24? Link to the Prezi? Nice prezi btw. It looked cool.


○   Social media plans?

■   Keep posting at least once a week on website.

■   Throw in some member spotlights into the FB and Website.

■    Instagram doesn’t seem updated so it would be a good idea to bring that back up to speed. Maybe a posting once every other week for that.

■   Twitter seems fine because of the automatic updates.

○   Paola

■   Update on ongoing tasks/duties

○   JaKaira

■   Update on progress/onboarding

  • Amanda

○   Looking into professor listserv for Jessi/Com Team

○   Rides/to eboard meetings available!

  • Next Meeting: SuperBowl and Valentine’s Card making for Sparrow

○   Get construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, glitter etc.

■   Everyone please check their stashes

○   Where do we donate them?

■   Stephanie?

○   Watch SuperBowl ads?

○   CAS Connect Career Fair is 2/10- maybe do something for that?

■   Small talk

  • List of employers
  • Questions
  • Elevator speech crash course
  • What to wear
  • Copy of resume to demo
  • Meetings for the rest of the semester

○   Plan these

○   I will not be at the Feb. 21 meeting

  • Do I owe anyone money?

○   Jessica — FB boosted post. $5


○   Who bought what last semester?

  • Chicago

○   Google form

■   8 people

○   We got Energy BBDO

○   Motion PR

○   Company updates?

■   Need to contact A&E again in mid Feb.

○   Drivers

  • Accountability
  • Next Meeting

○   2/21: photoshop workshop

○   3/14: chicago

○   3/28: Chicago recap social event

○   4/11: CAS Panel

○    4/25: New Eboard, food, what to do over the summer, crafty 3 goals, bring back those 3 goals for an entry into a giveaway in the fall

Spring 2017 Welcome

Ad | Com’s E-board members would like to wish everyone a happy start to the Spring semester! Here are some quick notes on what we’ve done over break and what we’re going to do next:

  • We have a new secretary! Please welcome Gemma~ 🙂
  • We are currently looking and contacting advertising agencies in Chicago to visit when we do our agency tours this spring.
  • We will have an table at Wells Hall on 1/23/17  to promote our club! We’ll have cookies or some kind of food, stickers and shoes to raffle off. We will be offering members that show up $5 off member dues for the semester.
  • Our first meeting will be on the 1/24/17 so mark your calendars!
    1st Meeting Location: 173 CAS @ 6 PM

E-Board Meeting Notes: 1/15/17


  • New Secretary Gemma

E-Board Meeting 1/15/17

  • New Comm Team addition JaKaira


  • Leave Friday morning, come back Friday evening
  • See if anyone can drive/ look into zipcar
  • Find talent acquisitions employees or HR Specialists on Linkedin to contact for agency tours
  • 4 company visits
  • Agencies visiting

○   Motion PR

○   Ketchum (maybe)

○   A & E Networks (maybe)

○   Zenithoptimedia (maybe)

Wells Hall

  • January 23rd from 11-2 p.m.
  • Bre can be there from 11-12 p.m.
  • Need others to fill in the space
  • Candy
  • Small flyers for $5 off membership
  • Mention on newsletter

First Meeting

  • Icebreaker

○   Find a partner and interview them

○   Leads into Ad|Com Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

  • New feature for the website
  • Students can interview other students about anything. Special projects, interview, future goals, anything to brag about, etc
  • Will be featured in the newsletter and on the site once a week

Next Meeting

  • January 29th 7 p.m. either Reagan’s or Erika’s


  • Erika

○   Contact Bre about Wells hall, shoes,

○   Get in touch with Reagan & Paola

○   ASMSU Funding

  • Stephanie

○   Check out prices for notepads, pens, etc

○   Check out fundraising nights at Harpers & Dublin

  • Jessi

○   Flyers for Wells Hall

○   PPT for professors

  • Reagan

○   Progress on Winter Break things

End of the Semester Info! Fall 2016

End of the Semester Info!

Congratulations! The end of the semester is here and the threat of finals have passed. We hope you had a wonderful semester! Below is some important information about Ad|Com as we look ahead to next semester.

Open E-Board Position
The Secretary position is open for applications! The Secretary’s job is to attend all meetings, take meeting minutes, as well as prepare any written material. If this appeals to you, please click the button below and fill out the application. All applications are due, January 9, 2017.

Secretary Application
Chicago Trip
Click the button below to register to go to Chicago. Filling out this form confirms your attendance
Chicago Sign Up
Chicago Agency Visits
If there are any organizations you would like to visit while in Chicago, please let us know on.  We will do our best to contact them.  Click on the button below.
Chicago Tours
Jump into Spring 
Next semester is filled with a Photoshop workshop, Mixer, member hangouts, Valentine’s Day card making for Sparrow hospital, Chicago trip, and much more! Join us January 24th at 6 p.m. in Room 175 CAS, for our first meeting of the semester.

Dates to Remember

January 9: Secretary applications are due
January 24: 1st meeting of the semester
March 23-24: Chicago Trip