An Interview with Jeff Joanisse

By: Griffin Platto This Thursday, we have the exciting opportunity of welcoming Jeff Joanisse to Room 176 in Lake Ontario Hall. For a brief introduction, Jeff Joanisse is the co-founder, creative director, and executive producer at Th3rd Coast in Grand Haven. To prepare for the meeting, take a look at some of the questions I... Continue Reading →

Professor Panel

By: Griffin Platto Ever wonder what professors do in their free time? Or, what type of jobs they've had in the industry? Our Professor Panel is the perfect time to get some answers. We have a powerhouse of a panel eager to give a little bit about what they know, what they've done, and how... Continue Reading →

Speed Mentoring

Way back when on Wednesday November 14th, Grand Valleys Advertising Club hosted our annual Speed Mentoring event. We had 18 amazing professionals come out and talk with our members. What did they talk about? Absolutely anything and everything to do with Advertising. Hosted by Grand Rapids Brewing Co. some would argue that the drinks were... Continue Reading →

Career Compass 2018

Six advertising professionals joined us on Thursday to talk about their jobs in the world of advertising. It turned out to be more than that. It blossomed into a fertile talk of experiences dealing with career switch ups to epic journeys. If you missed it, then there's always next year...…… After students socialized and consumed... Continue Reading →

Graduate Panel 2018

Are you prepared to graduate? This is the question you should be asking yourself as your degree looms closer over your head every single day. What field of advertising will you go into? How will you acquire that first job? What should I be doing to prepare? These are all questions that were answered at... Continue Reading →

The Start of a New Year

On Tuesday Sept 11th we conducted our first Ad Club meeting of the year. Those in attendance were forced to put up with our silly telephone antics and other shenanigans, but everything turned out okay in the end. Ultimately because of the free pizza and free memberships. Most importantly we welcomed everyone to the start... Continue Reading →

Dan Drullinger: A Strategic Mind

By Courtney Lang When there's an advertising professional stuck in Texas and we’re in Michigan, the only way to handle it is by utilizing technology. For the first time, EVER, Grand Valley’s Advertising Club had a skype call instead of an in-person visit. That’s right, Senior Strategist Dan Drullinger just made history. We weren’t going to... Continue Reading →

Speed Mentoring: Every Minute Counts

By Rachael Vruggink We’re fortunate to have tons of advertising and marketing professionals so close by, and even more fortunate that they’re willing to share their time and knowledge with us. Our most recent event—Speed Mentor Dating—was a culmination of just that. With the help of the AdFed, over a dozen professionals from agencies, firms,... Continue Reading →

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