Work with VW or NASA in Cross-Departmental Collab Class this Spring

This spring semester there are two exciting corporate sponsor classes ADV and WNM can apply to join! You will work on cross-discipline teams, receive feedback directly from clients, and have a fantastic portfolio piece. These classes are challenging, and require director approval. 

Please check below if you’re eligible, and email your advisor if you are interested in enrolling.

IND 494 01 Corporate Sponsor: VW 

(ADV and WNM eligible)

Work on an auto project with Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Fashion, Architecture, and Interior Design students on 

IND 494 04 Corporate Sponsor: NASA

(WNM eligible)

Work on Astrobee robots with Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Game Development students. 

Last semester’s work example:

Sign Up For Young & Hungry Creative Lab!

The rumors are all true. Young & Hungry Creative Lab is happy to announce two new long term projects with Red Bull and the Chinese Historical Society! Yes, we know, we’re kind of a big deal now.

Y&H will work with the Chinese Historical Society on their immersive Bruce Lee exhibit in SF. The exhibit celebrates the remarkable life of the Chinese American icon who transcended race, geography, and culture through uncanny strength and resilience. The exhibit plans to open in Fall 2021, and you can check out their website.

For at least the next three semesters, Y&H will help promote Red Bull’s new Esports initiative “Red Bull XP”. The brand has always encouraged chasing your dreams. Now, through a wide range of workshops, mentorships, and other training opportunities, Red Bull XP aims to inspire and enable Millennials and Gen Z’rs to break into the Esports industry, as either a professional player or in one of the many different aspects of game development.

You’ll collaborate with students from a wide range of majors, develop mad brainstorming chops, sharpen your pitch skills by presenting to real client reps, and crank out some outstanding work for your portfolio. Our professional exposure while still in a learning environment will give you a definite advantage when you enter the industry.

Sign up for Young & Hungry today and become part of this exciting project that features a globally recognized brand and explores the massively expanding Esports industry!

Open to all majors. Email your advisor to enroll in ADV 498/695.

2021 ADDYS Submissions are now open!


We’re now accepting entries for the 2020/2021 American Advertising Awards competition (a.k.a. Student ADDYS Awards). As always, the School of Advertising will be sponsoring a select number of entries. If you would like to have your work considered for submission and payment by the university, please complete the ADV Competitions Submission form by Monday January 18, 2021. For more information and complete rules for the competition, please visit the Greater SF Addys.

Mary Kay & ArtsThread Challenge is on!

Hi students!

Check out this awesome opportunity to design a brand campaign for cosmetics giant Mary Kay:

Mary Kay cosmetics is looking for you to create a 360 omni-channel brand image campaign. This global campaign would target 20-25 year old women with the goal of introducing this demographic to the Mary Kay brand by highlighting and celebrating Mary Kay’s core values, unique culture of empowering women, and heritage of celebrating women business owners.

THE PRIZES – 1st Prize $2000 USD / 2nd Prize $1000 USD / 3rd Prize $750 USD
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday 05 March 2021 11.59 PM EST

More details about Mary Kay and the challenge here:

Jared Kozel: Creativity during Covid

For those of you who were able to attend our virtual grad party last week, we had the honor of having alum Jared Kozel stop by with some encouraging words & advice for our grads. Check out this article from Art U News and learn more about Jared and how he’s finding creativity and innovation during this pandemic:


Listen to our Alum Guest Speaker Jared Kozel Today!

We are so excited to host Executive Creative Director Jared Kozel at our virtual event today! At 1pm PST we are hosting a Zoom Grad Party for students who earned their degree Fall 2019 – Fall 2020. We welcome everyone to attend to celebrate our grads as well as listen to our wonderful guest speaker. 

You attend the Zoom event here:

Tomorrow is the ADV/WNM Grad Party!!!


Join us as we honor your fellow students and their amazing achievements. We’ll also have a few special guest speakers stopping by the event so come hang out as we close another amazing semester!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th at 1pm PST via ZOOM:

Grad Party Form Deadline EXTENDED until Sunday 12/13!

If you’ve graduated during Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Fall 2020, you should have received an email invite to a virtual grad party we’re throwing for you! Next week on Friday, December 18 @ 1pm PST we want to give our hardworking grads a special shout out, so if you’re interested in attending remember to fill out our Google Form. 

The deadline has been extended until Sunday, December 13th @ 11:59pm PST. We look forward to seeing you there!


If you did not receive the original email, or have any questions/concerns, please email

2021 Advertising Competitions Listing

Competition season has begun again! Here’s what you can participate in with plenty of time to submit amazing work. 

Young Glory 

Runs monthly October – May 

Deadline: End of every month

We created instructions on how to register that you can reread here! 



Deadline: March 22, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

2021 D&AD Briefs


Young Ones 

Deadline: March 5, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

2021 Young Ones Briefs


ADDYs (American Advertising Federation)

Deadline: January 22, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

You can register and download rules/categories here! 


Please keep in mind that in order for us to cover any entry fees, you will need to send your submissions to the ADV department for approval before the competition’s official due date. Otherwise please be sure you enter the university and school department correctly when you register! 

Multicultural Advertising Intern Application Deadline Extended!

The Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP)  deadline is extended until Friday, November 13 (11:59pm ET). MAIP is a fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, seniors, graduates and portfolio school students (Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic e.g. Hispanic and Black). 

Fellows will have a paid internship in the advertising industry coupled with the amazing experience we provide them as a MAIP fellow. The goal is to continue providing fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.
There will be a virtual information session on October 26th and November 2nd & 9th  @ 5-6p ET, which you can register to attend here! If you have an additional questions about the program you can contact: