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Brand Ambassador Program develops students’ brand management skills to benefit Illini athletes, community

01/09/2023

The first cohort of students in the Brand Ambassador Program are halfway through their yearlong experience, which pairs a student interested in social media and brand management with Fighting Illini student-athletes and local organizations. Since its inception just four months ago, the program is already making a positive impact for student ambassadors, student-athletes, and the community at large.

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Global Overview

Global Overview Gives Students Authentic Leadership Training with New Sponsored Micro-Internship

11/18/2022

Global Overview is partnering with the Brand Hub to offer a first-of-its-kind Leading with Integrity micro-internship program that will focus on building valuable professional and soft skills that students will use throughout their careers.

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Diverse Supplier Development Program

U of I System launches Diverse Supplier Development Program

09/02/2022

The University of Illinois System on Friday launched its new Diverse Supplier Development Program to help business owners from diverse backgrounds grow their companies and increase options for serving as public-sector vendors.

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Athlete Ambassadors

Brand Ambassador Program to Assist Fighting Illini Student-Athletes in Building Personal Brands

08/24/2022

A select group of students from the University of Illinois College of Media will be paired with individual Fighting Illini student-athletes as a part of the new Brand Ambassador Program, a project of the Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology and the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising.

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Advertising department collaborates with Amazon Ads to bring industry experience and certifications to students through new courses

05/16/2022

As the first advertising education program in the country, the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising continues to pioneer innovative learning experiences in the classroom.

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Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology and Covalent Launch the Impact Marketing and Fundraising Fellowship

04/04/2022

The Fellowship anticipates providing 2,100+ hours of pro bono support for Black-led nonprofits while traIning UIUC students

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Sandage Social Media Lab positions advertising students to help local clients​

12/06/2021

In a new program called the Sandage Social Media Lab, advertising majors are receiving tailored training, followed by the opportunity to consult with real clients.

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Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology launched

05/17/2021

A new campus-funded initiative on strategic communication and emerging technology will connect advertising students, faculty, and brands, putting research into practice.

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