Monthly Archives: February 2016

Updated: More ARC labs for ADV students

Attention ADV students:

Here is the list of ADV-targeted labs for you! It states there are no ADV specific labs for Online, but Online support can still be scheduled by contacting ARC, or taking advantage of their many other resources (all summarized in our previous post, ARC Labs and Tutoring for Spring 2016).


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Free Food! AKA On Campus Potluck

Student and Faculty Potluck Dinner Thing

Cook up a batch of your signature dish to share (bonus points if it’s unique to where you are from) and join the School of Advertising for a night of good food and good schmoozing. See old friends, make new friends (and/or collaboration partners), start or rekindle romances, initiate conspiracy theories, plot empires or just mingle and pack on some carbs.

Tuesday 3.8.16

6:30 – 7:30pm

410 Bush  Room 310


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Gold Pencils and High-Carb Snacks

It’s high season for student competitions. Stop by Wojo’s office over the next several weeks for help with your entries for the One Club Young Ones Awards or the D&AD New Blood Awards. Both have deadlines in early March.

In case sharpening your ideas to perfection, winning a major competition (aka gold pencil) and catapulting yourself into an awesome job is not incentive enough, there will also be a giant bucket of free pretzels and whatnot.

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM  **

**After Spring Break, Thursdays meetings will be in room 101. 


Can’t win if you don’t play.

Online students: Please contact to set up a virtual chat with Wojo in his online office (which has the ability to upload files, speak over the phone, and have video streaming, if desired).

competition help with wojo

Edited Wed March 2 to add location for Thursday meetings.

Summer Internship: BBDO

From BBDO:

BBDO Summer Internship at BBDO

BBDO is the world’s most awarded advertising agency. In 2015 BBDO was named AdWeek’s U.S. Agency of the Year and Campaign’s Advertising Network of the Year. Today BBDO is 15,000 employees in 289 offices across 81 countries, all focused on: The Work. The Work. The Work. BBDO New York hosts 80+ interns every summer in a 10 week long program. The 2016 program will kick off on June 6th and run until August 12th. If you’re interested in being a part of “The Work”, please complete and submit the application below no later than March 1, 2016. Any questions, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Application link:

As mentioned above, applications are due March 1, 2016. Don’t wait to work on your submission! If you need guidance, feel free to stop by an ADV workshop, onsite or online.

The BBDO-connected internship opportunity from MetFund to increase diversity in advertising careers was previously posted here.



Ad gig in LA – attention online and onsite students

From Associate Director Jim Wojtowicz:

Media Arts Lab (MAL) in Los Angeles, is looking for a couple of design-oriented Art Directors. If you’re interested, send an email to wojo with a link to your book or stop by his office. Soon. Like now. 

You heard him! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Emailing Wojo:

Thank you,

School of Advertising

Summer internship opportunity in NY: MetFund, BBDO

The advertising inbox received a new opportunity for our students for a summer internship in New York. From the company:


The purpose of the Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training Fund is to improve the level of diversity in the advertising industry by encouraging minorities, women and individuals protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to pursue careers in advertising, through internship programs. 

Applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be one of the following: a high school senior; enrolled in an accredited two – or four – year academic institution: or graduate student
  • Be in academically good standing as defined by each academic institution
  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Submit copy of most recent transcript (official transcript preferred)
  • Submit an essay explaining why you want to be in the advertising business and why you want to be in the department you selected (minimum 250 words)

*If applying for an internship in the Creative Department, please include samples of your work with the application materials.

MetFund application:

The completed application form and all required materials must be received by BBDO on or before March 11, 2016 to be considered by the screening committee. If you are unable to attach all required documents, please email or mail materials to: (subject line should read: MetFund)

1285 Avenue of the Americas

5th Floor Human Resources

New York, NY




ARC Labs and Tutoring for Spring 2016

Besides ADV Department Workshops, Academy of Art University provides support for students of all majors and degree programs, both onsite and online through the Academy Resource Center. ARC labs, training, and tutoring cover topics from time management to Adobe Creative Cloud–check it out!



Advertising and Graphic Design with Roger Muller; Tuesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am, at 79 New Montgomery, room 311D

Advertising and Graphic Design with Roger Muller; Tuesdays, 12pm – 3pm, at 79 New Montgomery, room 311D

Please check the schedule for more options that may apply to you, such as MFA, MPT, LA, and more:

On-Campus Lab schedule





How to find schedules and more information pdf:How to access schedules




Go to  to search for the next available time.

May be attended by multiple students. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Mercury (for iPad) are the recommended web browsers.

Student guide to Online Labs Live! and On Campus Labs: Student guide

More about small group labs and tutoring:




Contact ARC with your question or concern (please see below), and they can suggest an online coach or in person sessions. You can also request an ADV-specific coach!


Drop by ARC: 79 New Montgomery, 3rd floor, 8:30am to 6pm

Call ARC: 415-618-3917

Text ARC: 415-895-0272

Email ARC:


From ARC:

The Academy Resource Center (ARC) offers free, small-group tutoring to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, for all majors and courses, through On-Campus Labs and Online Labs Live! Our services provide individualized attention from experienced tutors to small groups of students. Students may be referred—or seek tutoring themselves—through the ARC’s Student Academic Support (SAS) department, and academic coaches from SAS will assist students by referring them to the appropriate educational support options.


ADV Workshops for Spring 2016

Workshops have started! Make sure to attend any that apply to you, and please take note of our new Creative Strategy workshop.

On campus students with busy schedules can sign up for the Online workshop by emailing

Image below not working? Try this link to the pdf: ADV Workshops, Spring 2016





The Innovation Club Kick-Off Meeting

The Web Design + New Media department has invited us to join their new Innovation Club starting this Wednesday.  This is a great opportunity to meet other students and to bring all your skills and unique perspective to the table.  More information about the kick-off meeting below.