Advertising Learning Opportunities

  • At MSUM, you’ll have many opportunities to practice what you’ve learned in the classroom. Whether you’re interested in collaborating with classmates as part of a student-run advertising agency or want to learn more about the industry from professionals, there are ample opportunities to get involved.

  • 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.

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

    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

    The Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism, housed in the School of Communication and Journalism, gives students the opportunity for scholarships, apprenticeships and enrichment programs, including conferences and professional collaboration.