The AAF provides students with opportunities to gain valuable insights into the worlds of advertising, to make connections with industry professionals, and to discover internship and job opportunities that will help propel your advertising career forward. As an educator at a college or university, membership is the perfect way to make an impact on students looking to learn more about the world of advertising.



National Student Advertising Competition

Now–June 2021

The National Student Advertising Competition is the premier college advertising competition that provides more than 2,000 college students the real-world experience of creating a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate client. Students develop a marketing plan and then pitch their work to advertising professionals at the district, semi-final and national levels.

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Most Promising Multicultural Students Program

January 26-29, 2021

The AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top multicultural college seniors. This experience provides opportunities to recruit fresh talent and further prepare the advertising industry’s best young prospects, as well as help the advertising and media workforce better reflect the diversity of today's society.

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American Advertising Awards: Student Division

Now–June 2021

The American Advertising Awards Competition: Student Division, is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at the local level can advance to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.

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Mosaic Awards: Student Impact Category

Entry Deadline: February 5, 2021

The AAF's Mosaic Awards Student Impact category recognizes students for their creative executions that leverage advertising to drive positive change in their communities.

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Student Advertising Career Conference

2020 Sessions On-Demand

The AAF's Student Advertising Career Conference is a three-day event where students learn about the field of advertising, discover what trends are developing in the industry and ignite their careers by networking with knowledgeable advertising professionals.

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Videos

Watch panel discussions, awards ceremonies, and other content designed to enhance your career in advertising.

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Internships

We are partnering with our corporate members to create exclusive internship opportunities for exceptional AAF College Chapter members.

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Mentorship

The AAF Mentorship Program connects Club Members with College Chapter Members for a guided three-month virtual mentorship relationship.

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Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society

Alpha Delta Sigma recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising studies and is the only national, professional advertising honorary society in American higher education. 

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AdCamp

AdCamp introduces high school students to the many facets of advertising through hands-on learning activities. It provides them the opportunity to work on a real client campaign and interact with industry professionals.

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Ad 2 Club Membership

Ad 2 is a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and in their industry. The purpose of Ad 2 is to provide an additional opportunity to members of the AAF, aged 32 and under, to gain more leadership and professional experience through networking events, professional development seminars, and public service initiatives. The community of local Ad 2 Clubs across the United States turns the dynamic world of advertising into a natural incubator for professionals to grow, learn and accelerate their careers with like-minded peers.

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