UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Professional Development

The Brand Hub fosters future talent in communication technology and connects students to advertising leaders looking for the best and brightest.
The Hub for Brand Innovation invests in the ongoing professional development of faculty and students by creating hands on trainings, coaching, networking and career planning opportunities and services. These efforts result in better instruction, more successful student learning and means our Advertising students stand out from the rest. These initiatives and experiences guarantee that our Advertising students will thrive in their future careers.

Sandage Summer Academy

A virtual and face-to-face annual program created by the Brand Hub, this is a 4-week sampler that covers a variety of vital digital media topics. Themes include: The Attention Economy, Computational Advertising, Marketing Communication Research, and Brand Communication. All
sessions are led by Advertising faculty, with demos, case studies and real world applications provided by leading industry experts.

Sandage Summer Camps

The Hub for Brand Innovation, in partnership with ad tech companies, global media firms and ad agencies, are creating early internship experiences for sophomore and junior Advertising students. These camps will build long lasting relationships between industry and students, and will help to create a pipeline for recruitment and employment within the world of Advertising.

Sandage Alumni Mentorship Program and Speaker Series

The Brand Hub will match students with alums who will spend time with and support their mentees. It is also the venue for regular meet ups and monthly conversations between students and advertising alumni who are committed to giving back to the University by sharing their wisdom and expertise with the advertising leaders of tomorrow.

ePortfolio Development

We provide consistent training to students in the creation and development of their online portfolios. These e-folios showcase student work, highlight certifications, document the student’s experiential learning journey and serve as an invaluable resource for recruiters.