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Friday, January 17, 2014

NYC Ad Trek

You’re Invited to Attend Villanova University’s 7th Annual NYC Ad TREK!
Friday, January 31st, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

"Looking for a way to "market u"?"  Want to see/hear what it’s like to work in the advertising industry?  Want to know how to land a job within advertising…directly from industry experts? Then join us for this year's NYC AD TREK! We will leave campus at 7:30 AM and return around 6:00 PM (depending on traffic).

The day consists of visits to two leading agencies at which you’ll meet with key players in various functional areas, such as client and creative services, sales, and content creation. Additionally, you will hear from the HR department about the hiring process, career opportunities and what they are really looking for on your resume.

We will begin our visit at DraftFCB, one of the largest global advertising agency networks. They are the mind behind some of the most talked about advertising campaigns including the recent Kmart “Ship My Pant”, “Big Gas Savings” and “Show Your Joe” Jingle Bells ads.  Other clients include KFC, Oreo & Toyota.  But to get a full picture, check out their website here.

We will then head over to Laird + Partners, a leading New York-based creative agency specializing in fashion, lifestyle and luxury branding and communications. Clients include: Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Juicy and Tory Burch just to name a few.  Check out their innovative work here.

If you are interested in attending this event, RSVP to danielle.tadros@villanova.edu with your name, class year, major and phone number.  Because space at each agency is limited, spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis!  The deadline for registering is noon on Friday, Jan. 24.  The organizations involved in the Ad Trek are interested in English majors, and the Office for Undergraduate Students is eager to have English majors be part of the trip.