College Chapter Membership

Jumpstart your career in advertising. The AAF has more than 200 chapters across the U.S. and 5,000+ student members. For student members, the AAF provides valuable insights into the worlds of advertising, connections and even job opportunities that will help propel your advertising career. For educators at a college or university, college chapter membership is the perfect way to make an impact on students at your school who are looking to dive into the advertising industry.


About College Chapter Membership

Are you a student or an educator in an advertising program at your high school or college? Get in the advertising know by becoming an a member of the AAF. 


You may have heard of one of the AAF's signature programs, the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). However, being a college chapter member also provides countless other career development opportunities, learning experiences and even some fun while connecting you to future and current advertising professionals.

Build Experience
  • Connect to advertising professionals
  • Receive career advice
  • Find internships and jobs
  • Develop and exercise your advertising talent
  • Build and gain leadership skills.
Gain Recognition
  • Visit advertising agencies and other related businesses
  • Attend local Ad Club professional meetings
  • Go to the annual Student Advertising Career Conference
  • Meet people who share your passion, both on and off campus.
Access Resources
  • Apply to win academic scholarships and grants
  • Receive member discounts to services and products that help you stay current and successful in the industry
  • Share ideas with other students and professionals.

How Can I Join?

The AAF is divided into 15 districts located in three regions: Eastern, Central and Western. Each of these districts has between two and 35 chapters for students. As a student, you can join as an individual member or through the student chapter at your university or college. If your school doesn’t have a chapter and you are a student or educator interested in starting one, you can learn more here or find your local College Chapter here.

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Already A Member?

Awesome! We thank you for being a part of our organization and invite you to discover all that your membership has to offer. Learn more about your member perks here or take the next steps in advancing your career and get involved in these ways.