Upcoming Meeting Announcement: AdCom Presents: Upper Classmen Q&A

Upcoming Meeting Announcement:
AdCom Presents: Upper Classmen Q&A

Come join us for our first Q&A panel of the semester! This session will include juniors and seniors here at MSU (including your very own e-board members!) to chat about their experiences at MSU, classes they have taken (everything CAS!), professors they have had, midterm guidance, internships and more! Come ask questions and gain some insight on how to succeed as a student and an advertiser-in-training! The panel will include an hour-long session as well as free pizza for all attending!

Make sure you RSVP on our Facebook event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/166995060414006/?active_tab=highlights

Hope to see you there!

*Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 175, on October 4, 2016 @ 6PM


Three in Thirty : 9/20

Three in Thirty 

Quick Tips to Further Your Experience at Michigan State

1. Take advantage of all the opportunities and experiences you can and do not be afraid to create opportunities. Good experiences make you more marketable to employers.

2. Track and measure all of your experiences and accomplishments. This allows you to show your results and effectiveness.

3.  Stay connected with your co-workers, professors, and classmates. Good connections can lead to jobs and internship opportunities in the future.

September 20, 2016 Meeting Notes

September 20, 2016 Meeting Notes

(note from the Jessica: The pdf version is better to read than the one below. Here is the link: September 20, 2016 Meeting Notes.)

General Assembly

Meeting Minutes 9/20/16 ‚ÄúQuestion, Answer, Create: How to Maximize your Major‚ÄĚ Presented by¬†Amanda Vasas


I. Introductions of Amanda Vasas

A. Michigan State University

1. Graduated from MSU with a B.A. in Communication

2. Was involved with Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA) & Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

3. Has been working at MSU for 3 years

B. After graduation
1. Worked for a PR agency, Bailey & Associates
a) Good environment
b) Multiple different experiences
(1) healthcare, automotive, ghostwriting, event planning, media relations, media tracking, public affairs
2. Internal Marketing at MSU
a) Branding of on campus organizations
b) Editor of internal communications magazine
c) Experience in social media and web design

C. Now 1. Teaches ADV 225: Writing for PR 2. Runs Private Lesson business

II. “Question, Answer, Create: How to Maximize your Major

A. On campus experiences
a. ‚ÄúGetting experience makes¬†you more marketable‚ÄĚ
b. Narrow down what you want to do
i. Start at your goals for MSU
ii. Move to your goals in CAS
c. Attend college events
i. Find interests on your own time
ii. Ask yourself, is this something I want to pursue? Why or why not?

iii. Pay attention to flyers about organizations on on campus opportunities
d. Connect with Professors
i. They have connections
ii. Find out who they are, their past experiences, and their current research (if they partake)
1. Look up their bio on CAS website
iii. Introduce yourself!
iv. Ask questions, interview them
B.  PR minor info a. Must at least be a sophomore
b. GPA: 3.0 or greater c. Must complete ADV 260 & ADV 225 (or JRN 200)
d. Many career opportunities

C. ADV 402: Special Topics
a. Take agency tours in New York and Chicago
b. Guest¬†speakers¬†from¬†Lansing professionals D.¬†Practice! a. ‚ÄúBegin¬†with the end in mind‚ÄĚ
b. Need some sort of experience to find a job post graduation
c. Make connections with your peers d. Make opportunities
e. Use class projects as writing samples for your portfolio
f. Track measurement of your experiences
i. What was the result?
g. Set goals
i. Where do I want to be at the end of my degree, semester, etc?
h. Read the news
i. Know the headlines
ii. You are more marketable the more you know
iii. Student recommendation: try¬†‚Äúthe Skimm‚ÄĚ
1. Summary of news in a millennial mind set and lingo
E. Be Realistic
a. There is only so much you can do in a given time
c. Set manageable goals
d. Quality of experience is better than quantity
F. Track experiences
a. Keep a folder or word doc of your experiences
i. Internships
ii. Volunteer work
iii. Greek life
iv. Student organizations
v. Class work
vi. Identify the client, new software uses, tasks, etc.
G. Linkedin a. Get on it!
b. Professional social media site
c. More in depth version of your resume
H. Other great resources
a. Check out events on Handshake

b. CAS career resources
c. MSU Career Network
I. Advice a. Stay organized
b. Avoid burn out

c. Make decisions and stand by them

d. Don’t go into the field for the industry but for the skills
e. Be open minded to new experiences and opportunities
f. Find mentors
g. You don’t have to have a set plan
i. Setting goals better option
h. Busy is not the same as challenged
i. Be mindful who you associate with
i. Associate with people with similar values
j. Be humble, be gracious
k. Sometimes you need to be creative to find opportunities
l. When applying for a job/internship find someone in that organization to get the scoop and to connect with them
m. You are investing into a company just like a company is investing in you III. Additional Membership Details
A. Dues
a. Go towards social events, food, Chicago Trip, etc.
b. $15/semester OR $25/year c. DUE OCTOBER 4TH d. Issues?

Contact Breanna or Reagan i. Breanna: rater10@msu.edu ii. Reagan: daileych@msu.edu

Reminder: General Ad | Com Meeting Tomorrow (9/20/16)

Reminder that there is General Ad | Com Meeting tomorrow (9/20)

We will have guest speaker Amanda Vasas, Assistant Professor of ADV225. She will be speaking on her experience in the PR industry. She offers great advice on what she wish she knew and how to break into the industry.

The meeting will be at room 175 in the Com Art Building from 6PM to 7PM.

E­Board Meeting 9/18/16

E­Board Meeting 9/18/16

I. Sparticipation debriefing

A. 37 Student signed up for email list

B. Students interested in us because we did not just have guest speakers at every meeting, we have more hands on opportunities

C. Also interested in not just networking with professional in the community but with other students as well.

II. General Updates

A. Breanna

  1. Hold off on dues since Sparticipation was very close to the due date

B. Stephanie

  1. Has price comparisons for t­shirts
  2. Possible fundraising venues at Tropical Smoothie & Jersey Mikes

C. Reagan

  1. Comm team will be doing sidewalk chalk
  2. Will be posting flyers soon
  3. Idea: Coffee & stickers at the Rock
  4. Facebook
  • a) Reach went from¬†97 to 588…so far
  • b) 9 interactions
  • c) 12 web clicks

5. Social media guidelines

a) 3 posts a week/medium

b) 3 established #s + 1 # specific to post

(1) #COMARTSCI (2) #friendship (3) #adcom

D. Erika

  1.  67% of newsletter recipients opened the email
  2.  Fixed links
  3.  Sending out reminder email Monday
  4. Sending out ‚ÄúWho We Are‚Ä̬†email to students¬†that signed up at sparticipation exclusively

E. Jessi

  1. Blog posts  & Meeting Minutes added to site
  2. Discussed holding off on ‚ÄúSIAA¬†experience‚ÄĚ section on site till we become more established

F. Amanda

  1. Offered her class extra credit to come to next meeting
  2. Will touch on linkedin & resume tips in addition to her original talk

III. Social Event Ideas

A. Cider Mill

  1. Uncle John’s
  2.  Member meeting
  3.  Late October
  4. Possible Mentor­Mentee get to know each other (see VII. for more details)

IV. E­Board Bonding

A. Volunteer event

B. Choose event from SRM’s volunteer events

C. Possibly at the Apple Butter festival

V. 10/4 Meeting Topic

A. Time management/organizational tips

B. Upperclassmen Student Panel

C. Talking points

  1. Apps we use to help manage our time
  2. Goal setting
  3. Introduce Mentor & Mentee program
  4. How we stay organized

VI. 10/18 Meeting Topic

A. Midterm destresser event

B. Pumpkin decorating

C. Food

D. Other activities TBD

VII. Future Meeting Ideas

A. Campaign Strategy Workshop

B. Campaign Strategy Project with STS Footwear (TBD)

C. Possible Guest Speakers

  1. Karl Gude
  2. Amanda’s friend
  3. Melissa’s new connection at Minds Wide Open

D. Mentor­Mentee system

  1. Not assigned, organic

VIII. Other

A. Changing Eboard meeting time around 6:30 or 7 p.m.

IX. Forward

A. Melissa

  1.  Checking out Volunteer information + sending link for us to choose project
  2. Contacting STS about customizing shoes + campaign strategy project
  3. Contacting Stephanie about sponsorships
  4. Possibly contacting new connection from Minds Wide Open about a Skype meeting

B. Jessica

  1. Looking into Apple Butter Festival + volunteer opportunities there

C. Reagan

  1. Contacting Professor about Campaign Strategy workshop

D. Amanda

  1. Contacting friend about possibly being a guest speaker

E. Erika

  1.  Email new members in email list
  2.  Email all members meeting reminder (minus dues)

A PDF of the eboard meeting notes are in this link

STS Footwear Partnership

Ad | Com partnered with Soul to Sole Footwear for the opportunity to walk around town in their debut ‘Spartan Sneakers’ for the kickoff of tailgating season!

STS is giving students the chance to rep MSU with their own pair of sneakers AND with exclusive discounts.

Visit their website: http://www.stsfootwear.com/ to purchase your own and keep update to date with STS and upcoming product launches!

~ Be sure to use the code MSU online for some dollars off and to become a part of the #msu #stsfootwear fam ~

E-Board Meeting 8/31 Notes

E-Board Meeting 8/31/16

A. Introductions

1. Number exchange: except Sierra & Kayla

B.Brand Ambassador

1.Confirmed shoe size

2.Shoes will be here Friday

3.Company info

4. Marketing Experiment

  • Coupon Code
  • Our job is to market on social media & around campus

5. Questions

  • Will we get any money from this?

C.  Overview of AD|COM

1. Past

  • SIAA
  • Poor leadership
  • Only guest speakers


a.)Last year rebranded as AD|COM

b.)Club dedicated to the ‚Äúcommunal aspect‚ÄĚ for CAS students

  • #friendship
  • Events: Classes, Adobe, Agency tours, Chicago

D.              T-shirts

1.                *New* for AD|COM (& SIAA)

2.                Possibly with AD|COM logo (like stickers)

3.                Possible company’s sponsorship on back

4.                Long sleeve

5.                Added cost on top of dues

6.                Stephanie is in charge of finding prices

E. Positions

1.                President: Melissa Trujillo

2.                VP: Breanna Rateringog

3.                Secretary: Erika Nichols

4.                Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Sleda

5.                Treasurer/Communications Chair: Reagan Dailey

6.                Communication (WordPress/ Instagram): Jessi Lam

7.                Communication (Facebook/Instagram): Brionna LaGrone

8.                Communication (Twitter): Kayla Wright

9.                Communication (Graphic Designer): Sierra Richards

F.Meeting Dates

1.                E-board: Once a month, Sundays @ 8 p.m.

  • 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/4, 1/15, 2/5, 3/19 (tentative), 4/2

2.                General Assembly: bi-weekly, Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. CAS

  • 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/22 (last meeting of semester)

G. Ideas/ Misc.

1. 1st meeting: General meeting & overview

2. Meeting to be themed (ex: aspects of campaign)

  • Guest Speaker: Karl Gude
  • Agency Crawl in Lansing
  • Portfolio workshop (Amanda)
  • Career Fair Prep
  • Adobe 101
  • Linkdn Workshop
  • QR codes (tech topics)

3. Social Event Ideas

  • Volunteering as a group (resume builder)
  • Bar crawl (unaffiliated)
  • Cider Mill
  • Haunted house
  • Hayride
  • Partner with PRSSA/AAF/Women in Business, etc
  • Painting Rock (fundraiser event)
  • WINNERS: Volunteering & Cider Mill

A link to the pdf/word document is here. 

General Meeting Notes 9/6/16

General Assembly: 9/6/16

I. Overview of AD|COM

A. Formally SIAA

B. Overview of some of the things we do/ will be doing this year

1. Guest speakers, workshops, Adobe 101, Chicago

C. E­board introductions

D. Members dues 1. $15/semester OR $25/year 2. Due next meeting: 9/20

E. Introductions of members 1. Name, major, why they were interested in joining

a) Common themes: wanted experience & wanted to meet people with similar interests (#friendship)

F. Questions

1. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Communications Team?

a) 6 responses

(1) One student has experience in videography

(a) E­board members at the meeting discussed how he could help our social media

(i) Youtube videos, videos on webpages, videos on instagram, etc

II. Next Steps

A. Reagan

1. Distribute an application for Communications Team

B. Erika

1. Email all members a recap of the meeting & prezi slides

2. Email all members a reminder before second meeting

a) Include that dues are due

A pdf is in this link.