Your Guide to Student Groups
The Stan Richards School is home to quite a few organizations geared specifically toward advertising and public relations majors.
Whether you’re looking for a group of friendly faces, or want to strengthen your resume and portfolio, The Stan Richards School is home to quite a few organizations geared specifically toward advertising and public relations majors.
The Public Relations Student Society of America is a national organization with chapters around the country, including here at the University of Texas at Austin, which is home to one of the largest groups. Joining PRSSA is a great way to connect with professionals in the industry and learn about the current state of public relations. So whether you’re a freshman or senior, there are useful resources within the club such as mentorship programs and resume workshops.
Similarly, the Texas Advertising Group, or TAG, is an organization geared toward connecting students with folks in the advertising industry. TAG brings in weekly guests to talk about current events and provide advice for those who wish to learn more about where an advertising degree can take them. They also offer members a chance to travel to bustling cities like Chicago and Dallas, where major agencies call home, in order to tour facilities they may one day work in.
Putting theory into practice, groups like Texas Tower PR and Minute Men Creative allow students to work in an agency setting. Texas Tower PR is a student-run organization that helps student groups and nonprofits build a media presence and identity. Members will get to experience handling real accounts and build a solid set of writing samples. They also have opportunities to gain experience in event planning, fundraising and much more.
For interested in art direction, Minute Men Creative is student-run agency that offers their services to other student organizations and nonprofits. Students wishing to pursue the creative track will find an opportunity to build their portfolio within the club as they handle creative briefs, logo mock-ups and presenting finished products to the client.
Interested in joining? Follow the links to each group’s website for more information.
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