Learning Opportunities for Integrated Advertising & Public Relations

  • Whether you’re interested in collaborating with classmates as part of a student-run advertising agency or public relations firm, or want to learn more about the industry from professionals, there are ample opportunities to get involved.

  • The Ad Club brings together advertising majors for social events, speakers, career counseling and much more.

    Our student ad agency, Flypaper Creative Services, takes on real projects for area nonprofits and business startups. The organization runs with a professional ad agency model. A team consisting of an account manager, designer, copywriters, PR specialist and social media specialist develops materials for real events on campus and in the community.

    Although School of Communication & Journalism majors are not required to have an internship, it is highly recommended. Dozens of advertising and PR agencies and businesses in Fargo-Moorhead have realized internships can provide needed services for their company while giving beneficial experience to local college students, so there are multitudes to choose from. Recent students have interned with the following organizations among dozens of others:

    • Absolute Marketing Group
    • AdShark Marketing
    • Co-Schedule
    • DogIDs
    • Green Bay Packers
    • Minnesota Wild
    • Sundog
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School

    Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals through meetings, networking and social events, agency tours, discussions and more. Though the focus is public relations and communications, all students are welcome to join.

    Positive Reactions is an on campus, student-run public relations firm that works for real clients and is affiliated with the MSUM PRSSA chapter.