“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
This is one of my favorite quotes and a core message from our annual student day workshop last Friday. Due to a snowstorm in November, we rescheduled our event, hosting students from 10 different universities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
One of the biggest additions to this year’s workshop was a Professor Lunch & Learn prior to the students’ arrival. Regional professors working in advertising, marketing and design were invited to a lunch to collaborate on preparing students for their careers.
“A common theme emerged – real world experience. Universities are encouraging students to take what they learn in the classroom, apply it to a part time job or volunteer position and then share it on their resumé,” said Dave Haan, VP of Deployment for Digital, Disruptive and PR. “At L&S, intern applicants who come in with relevant work experience always rise to the top and earn a second look."
Students who attended the workshop event were able to participate in several rounds of mock interviews, resumé and portfolio reviews, focused discipline breakout sessions and soak in some of our best social media tips and tricks for impacting our clients’ sales.
As always, this student day reminds us of the talents and skill level that students in this region can bring to the table. We look forward to seeing these students back in Sioux Falls in just three short weeks for our Meet, Greet and Repeat internship interview process. Unlike other internship programs, we allow any student who submits an application online at http://adcamp.l-s.com/ to come interview with us. It’s a rare opportunity to allow each and every student to be heard, and one we feel is very important.
From that event, we will then narrow down to our next class of Ad Campers, which may span from spring, summer & fall semesters.
Students interested in an internship with Lawrence & Schiller should apply at http://adcamp.l-s.com/ by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29. Interviews will be held at the District on February 5 from 1-5 p.m.