Class might be mandatory, but extracurriculars will shape your experience.
The American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) at UIUC is the largest chapter of a national organization with more than 200 chapters and 5,000+ students. AAF at Illinois contains eight committees, which work all year to give students real-world advertising experience. If you are in Advertising, you should definitely become involved in AAF.
Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies (J.A.M.S)
Journalism, Advertising, and Media Students (J.A.M.S.) is an organization devoted to giving students in the College of Media opportunities to grow their skills through four distinct committees focused on journalism and advertising. If you are interested in copywriting, this is a good place to start.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is an organization which gives journalism students at UIUC the chance to connect and talk about journalism. It is another great platform to practice and publish copywriting.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at UIUC is an organization which offers students public relations experience, tools, and opportunities to break into the public relations field.
Illini Media Company
This student-run organization offers training and resources in reporting, photography, editing, designing, broadcasting, sales, marketing, and management. Work with professional writers and artists and gain real-world experience.
The nation’s fastest growing college media and marketing company. Here at Illinois, The Black Sheep is made up of talented and dedicated editorial teams who produce funny, relevant content.