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ADPR New York City Trip

Fiona SparksAdvertising and Public Relations students ventured outside of the classroom for a week to partake in the annual Ad Club New York Trip. This yearly endeavor provides students the opportunity to network with industry professionals while learning about their future career.

Students who attended this trip in January of 2019 all came with similar career goals in mind. “I wanted to gather as much insight as possible from a talented network of alumni to prepare for my long-term goal of becoming a global communicator,” said Fiona Sparks, a senior majoring in public relations. “Additionally, this trip helped me determine if New York was in line with my lifestyle.”

During the trip, students had the opportunity to visit Publicis and Saatchi Saatchi, Significant Others, Wavemaker Global, VML, Y&R, McCann Worldwide, and EP & Co. Each of these companies provided students the chance to connect with UT alumni.

Additionally, students utilized free time to explore everything that New York has to offer. Visiting the New York Library, admiring the Empire State Building, attending the longest-running Broadway show, “The Phantom of the Opera,” and trying new restaurants ensured that students never had a dull moment.

While reflecting on the trip, Sparks stated, “I wouldn’t be where I am without the thoughtfulness and graciousness of people like our New York alumni. The best part was seeing New Yorkers for what they are on every level: human.”