Diversity in Advertising & Public Relations (DAPR) is a student organization providing Longhorns of all backgrounds and identities with the professional skills to succeed in the advertising and public relations fields.
DAPR, originally founded as Minorities in Advertising, was created in 2013 by a group of multicultural women who noticed the lack of diversity in the industry and aspired to change that. From then on, DAPR set out to help connect members and industry professionals, build portfolios and serve as a safe space for allied individuals.
As the official professional development organization partner of the Stan Richards Equity Council, DAPR stands by their official statement against white supremacy. The organization is fueled by its commitment to diversity, networking and professionalism.
To DAPR, diversity includes gender identity, religion, awareness of variety and more. The organization knows that diversity not only contributes to great ideas, but is the embodiment of greatness as well.
When it comes to networking, DAPR brings in speakers and recruiters, as well as helps its members connect with past alumni. The organization also goes on agency tours in Austin to give members the opportunity to get a glimpse of the real advertising world, and will even connect with you on LinkedIn!
DAPR is redefining professionalism, too. Members are invited to workshops for building up resumes, perfecting LinkedIn profiles, writing cover letters, making websites and mastering career fair etiquette. It also provides numerous internship and scholarship opportunities.
This semester, DAPR’s virtual meetings cover available internships, networking in the industry and other practical skills related to advertising and public relations.
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, DAPR will not be collecting membership dues, and the organization’s Zoom meetings will be open to all students.
Interested in joining? Visit DAPR’s website for more information.