Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
- Start finding industry professionals to shadow, observe, and conduct informational interviews with during the semester.
- Look at specialty, boutique companies, but don’t rule out large corporations who do in-house marketing.
- Be active on social media; connect with industry leaders on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
- Have a portfolio (online or hard-copy) of completed projects to show during interviews and to company representatives.
- Have a vast and up-to-date knowledge of what is going on in industry news.
- View our Career Planning Guide & Internship Orientation Guide. Here is an accessible PDF: Internship Orientation Guide.
Industry-Specific Job Boards
The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.
Recommended Professional Associations
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
- Advertising and Marketing International Network (AMIN)
- American Association of Advertising Agencies
- American Marketing Association
- Association of National Advertisers
- Business Marketing Association
- Data and Marketing Association
- International Public Relations Association
- Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)