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ADPR Alum “Behind Some of Your Favorite Stories”
New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein earned his BS in communication in 1977 from the College of Communication and Information. While attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Chattanooga native acted in dozens of plays and contributed to the Daily Beacon as an editor, columnist, and cartoonist. It was this experience that propelled him to a stellar professional career.
Welcome Back ADPR Students
Welcome back to Rocky Top!
The faculty and staff in the School of Advertising and Public Relations welcome you back for the spring 2019 semester.
We have a lot of exciting activities planned for the new year including the AdClub New York City trip, an internship and job fair, AdClub and PRSSA meetings, UT Social Media Week, and a three-day trip to Atlanta’s top public relations and advertising organizations.
We love to hear about your internships, study abroad experiences and your classes. I hope you will stop by the office to say hello.
Here are some important dates for spring 2019:
Big Orange in the Big Apple
Finding the right career path as a college student is a tough journey and looks different for everyone. For Matt Myers, a senior studying advertising, his journey included attending the advertising trip to New York City.
The AdClub is a student-run organization that hosts an annual trip to New York City to provide students the opportunity to tour advertising agencies, network with industry professionals and explore the city. Myers decided to attend the trip to New York because he wanted to better understand agency life, build relationships with companies and decide if he truly desired to pursue an advertising career … Read more “Big Orange in the Big Apple”
Interim Director of ADPR Announced
Sally McMillan: Interim Director of the School of ADPR, written by Cara Hunter
After 20 years at the University of Tennessee serving as a faculty member, associate dean in the College of Communication and Information and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sally McMillan will serve as interim director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations starting on June 1, 2019.
McMillan did not always plan on pursuing a career in academics. After changing her major many times, McMillan graduated with a degree in English from Southern Adventist University and went on to teach high school students for two … Read more “Interim Director of ADPR Announced”
Spring Advertising and Public Relations Intern
The School of Advertising and Public Relations is hiring an intern for the Spring 2019 semester. This is a paid internship for registered University of Tennessee students. Applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2018.
School of ADPR Marketing/Communication Intern
Social media ad creation
Social media campaign creation
Social media strategy
Work with coordinator and social media intern
Attend weekly meetings
- Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at the University of Tennessee,
Student Spotlight: Brandon Boatwright
Doctoral Student Spotlight: Brandon Boatwright by Cara Hunter
On October 10, the Howard Baker Center hosted the US senatorial debate between Representative Marsha Blackburn and former Governor Phil Bredesen. While the debate took place, the university’s Adam Brown Social Media Command Center provided live social media analysis of the sentiment of the debate.
Dr. Courtney Childers and Brandon Boatwright oversaw the social media analysis of the debate. Boatwright is a doctoral student in the College of Communication and Information and the assistant in residence of the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center (ABSMCC).
A career in academia and research was … Read more “Student Spotlight: Brandon Boatwright”
#SheCan Campaign Comes to Life
#SheCan Campaign Comes to Life written by Cara Hunter
When students spend an entire semester working on a project, they long for their ideas to be utilized for a real organization. For Alexandria Dodson and her fellow group members, Kayley Green, Maci Mays, Madi Mayfield, Bridgette Givand, Madeleine Constantine, this dream became a reality.
Dodson is an alumna of the School of Advertising and Public Relations and graduated from the University of Tennessee in December of 2017. During her final semester at UT, Dodson completed Public Relations Campaigns, a course that brings together all the skills that public relations majors … Read more “#SheCan Campaign Comes to Life”
2019 MAIP Application
The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) connects aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies. Learn more about the 2019 MAIP Student Application.
Please review the Agency Department/Position Descriptions to help you determine the areas of greatest interest to you. On the MAIP application, you will be asked to indicate your top choices.
- Review the #MAIP2019 Application Checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
- Submit your $25 application fee on this page.
- Once you submit your payment, you will receive a link directing you to the next step of the application process.
- 2019 MAIP
ADPR Alumni Win UT Award
On Friday, September 7 two alumni from the School of Advertising and Public Relations won awards at the UT Knoxville Alumni Board annual event.
Among them were: Chris Grabenstein (BS/JEM ’77 & an emeritus member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and Erin Hauck (BS/AD ’07) received the Alumni Promise Award.
Please see the full story here.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beth Foster
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beth Foster
With 12 years of dedication to the University of Tennessee and its students, Dr. Elizabeth Avery Foster has been promoted to Professor. With a desire to form meaningful student relationships while conducting public health research, Foster positively impacts the lives of all individuals she encounters.
Despite her new promotion, Foster did not always plan on pursuing a career in academia. Originally a marketing major, she decided to change her career path to public relations because she was more interested in managing relationships. Foster completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia before going on … Read more “Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beth Foster”