By: Erik Latkow
As many of you are already searching for job and internship opportunities, the spring semester holds multiple chances for you to learn about many different companies by attending various career fairs and other AAF sponsored events. Below are a list of the main career fairs and events including a brief description of what to expect.
Chicago Advertising Federation (CAF) 2011 Career Day – This event will take place on February 11th at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. During the day, attendees can expect to hear panel discussions with top level advertising professionals addressing topics such as ad production, account management, event marketing, how to get hired, research & strategic planning, and more! Students will also be able to have their resumes and portfolios reviewed by professionals in the industry. There will also be company tours which provide a first hand look at advertising professionals during their time at work.
ADvasion is the first of its kind here with AAF Illinois. This event will occur on Thursday, February 24th in Chicago. The agencies that will be involved in this are Starcom MediaVest Group, DDB Chicago, Energy BBDO, and Leo Burnett. The cost is $20 to register, which includes transportation and the opportunity to meet with professionals, tour agencies, and have a unique experience getting to know Chicago advertising.
Mosaic Career Fair will be on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) in Chicago at the DePaul University Lincoln Park student center. The deadline to apply for the fair is February 25th. Recruiters from Burson-Marsteller, Campbell-Ewald, DDB, Leo Burnett, Momentum Worldwide, Oglivy & Mather (and more) will present at this AAF sponsored career fair. Attendees will get the chance to meet with these companies actively recruiting for employees and interns to add to their team.