New Emerging Leaders Program connects advertising students with industry leaders in Chicago


The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising and the Hub for Brand Innovation and Advertising Technology have created a new professional workshop series for students through the Emerging Leaders Program, which aims to immerse students in the advertising industry. Thirty advertising students were selected for the 2022-23 academic year to gain experience in innovative areas of advertising, and network with University of Illinois alumni and industry guests in three workshops at the Illini Center in downtown Chicago.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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​


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


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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