Happy New Year (if that is still socially acceptable to say one week into 2020)! Welcome back to the Ad Society blog. Hopefully, winter break gave us students the necessary time to re-charge to start off this new semester with a bang. And what better way to get back to business than with Ad Society? 

No matter your New Year’s resolution, whether it’s more of a personal goal or a career-driven pursuit, Ad Society is here to help. Here’s five ways Ad Society can help you squash those resolutions: 

This year, I want to really put myself out there…

With Ad Society hosting a new professional speaker every two weeks, members get the inside scoop about current industry happenings and what it feels like to be in the ad world. Attending even one general body meeting is a shot at networking with a professional currently in the field. Being forward can be daunting for some students, especially if some are feeling the pressure of graduation looming near. However, Ad Society is the best avenue to make those professional connections without ever leaving campus. 

This year, I want to travel more…

Living in Gainesville has its quirks. However, ad people generally don’t like staying put in one place, especially in a college town that isn’t as bustling as New York City or Los Angeles. That’s why we have planned two agency trips for the upcoming semester. What a way to multitask: traveling the country and networking! Want to know where we’re headed this semester? Make sure to attend GBMs to hear us reveal where we plan to travel to next.

This year, I really want to hone my craft…

Haven’t found an excuse to use some funky Adobe software you learned over break? Need to update your portfolio? We hear you. This February, prepare for Ad Dash. In just one weekend, students will create a full-blown campaign for a non-profit revealed to you on the first day. Get ready for some friendly competition with your fellow Ad Soc members!

This year, I want to surround myself with the right people…

From GBMs to trips to workshops/seminars, there are multiple ways to get involved as an Ad Society member. That’s without even mentioning Elevate, our in-house agency, and advnt, our portfolio-assembling group of creative doers. Ad Society members are arguably some of the best people you will ever meet (and that’s not biased by any means).

This year, I want to eat out less… 

Well, Ad Society can’t help you out there. This week, we’re switching it up and going to The Swamp for our after-meeting social. Treat yourself. You deserve it for making it through “sylly” week.

Join us tomorrow, January 9th, at Gannet Auditorium (Weimer 1064) at 6:15 p.m. We’re excited to start 2020 off with you!

Written by Sandra Salvatierra