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 →

What We Learned From Meijer’s Corporate Tour

By: Ryan Baldwin On Friday, February 14th, we were fortunate enough to tour Meijer’s national headquarters. The club members had very high expectations, alongside a great deal of curiosity. Thanks to Tim Scarpino, all our questions were answered, and expectations met. The tour started when Mr. Scarpino greeted us in the lobby and then took... 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 →

Ben Kaluski: The Business Side of Advertising

By: Griffin Platto Welcome back, members! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. As we are all getting back into the swing of new classes, new professors, and new books to buy, one thing remains true—a great Advertising Club meeting is happening this Thursday with Mr. Ben Kaluski from Freshwater Digital. Freshwater Digital is... Continue Reading →

Speed Mentoring 2019

By: Griffin Platto Now is the time to network! Our Speed Mentoring event is our twist on speed dating just with ad professionals. With an event of this grandeur, there will be a shift in venue— Grand Rapids Brewing Company in downtown GR on Wednesday, November 20, from 6pm-8pm. How the event functions is simple—... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Shoppe

By: Griffin Platto Our reverse agency tour was a great success! Rob McCarty, Natalie Topalian, and Zach Guy displayed industry life right from our very classroom seats! From giving a peek into their development process to explaining responsibilities of their position, their "tour" was a welcomed and distinct glimpse inside agency life in Grand Rapids.... Continue Reading →

Campus Life Night 2019

By: Griffin Platto And so the year begins. . . On Sunday, August 25, the Ad Club Executive Board gathered at their booth to welcome students to the wonders of advertising, and to inform them of the necessity of networking with professionals through Ad Club. Many flocked to the booth to get more information on... 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 →

Interview Tips and Tricks: What You Need to Know

By Nikki Schroeder You’ve made it: your resume sparked your dream company’s interest and your skills are propelling you into the professional world—congratulations! You landed an interview! Need some assistance to ace the interview? Here are some interview tips and tricks to help prepare.   Always Start with Research Who are you interviewing with? Get... Continue Reading →

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