As president of the St. Louis Ad Club, I've been fortunate enough to help introduce new programming to the local community. So far, my favorite thing that we've done is launch the first-ever "Internship Hop."
It's a chance for a pack of multi-disciplinary interns to work one-week stints at 8 different creative companies in St. Louis. They get to experience a variety of places where they can ply their skills right out of school. (And get paid.)
St. Louis is a unique community in its diversity of creative companies. With small agencies, big brands, production companies, event marketers, promotions shops, design firms and more, there's a true smorgasbord of opportunity.
Plus, it's a great chance for these companies to gain some notoriety through organic PR on social media. But above all, it shows off the vibrance and collaborative spirit of this amazing community.
A large group of people helped get this off the ground, including Gabriella Biasiotta, Sierra Thompson and Oliver Muenz-Winkler. Creative credit goes to Angela Bode, Jake Houska and Nate Kneezel. I even got in on the fun with a few of the lines. There are 8 posters in total that were sent to participating schools and companies in the region.
I think I might apply.