Plug Yourself In To AdInk ——

The best way to plug in to AdInk and to keep track of AdInk activities is to join theFacebookOrange40 AdInk Facebook group.

Upcoming Events:

Save time in your Spring semester to come to AdInk meetings —
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., Union.

Spring Into AdInk in 2019!

Our first meeting is Thursday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

No dues. No fees. Just come!

Meet AdCat Alums Kelsey Shriver & Josh Phillips

Thursday, Jan. 24, 4-5 p.m. Meeting Room A

Come late. Leave Early. No problem. Just come!

Off Broadway is headed South!

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Tour
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 — Sign-up meeting, 4-5 p.m. Meeting Room B

AdInk’s annual Off Broadway tour is going off-off Broadway this year to visit two huge agencies: Intouch Solutions and Thru-Line Marketing. Both of these agencies offer LOTs of internships — tour these agencies and learn about LOTs of job and career opportunities!

Learn all about Off Broadway here!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Recruiters!

Thursday, Feb. 14, 4-5 p.m.

Our sweetest meeting of the year: Learn about Hallmark internships!

No dues. No fees. Bring your friends and learn all about Hallmark!

AdCats attended Match KC

Friday, Nov. 30, many AdCats carpooled to Kansas City to attend this annual speed-interviewing event. Each person interviewed for about a dozen different, real summer internships — big bang networking!

See photos here!

Another fantastic Spark KC! 

Northwest Missouri State University AdCats at 2018 Spark KC
AdCats at 2018 Spark KC

Once again, Bearcat #AdCats attended the AAF-KC / Ad2 annual Spark KC career conference in huge numbers!

See photos here!

A HUGE thank you to Matt Meier for providing an excellent collection of photos. If you missed the event, check out a gallery of photos he graciously allowed us to post, and check out his original collection on his Flickr page!

Thank you Matt Meier! Matt joined us Thursday, Sept. 27, and told us how he went from being aBearcat to being a cool working dude.

He also told us why we should all attend the annual Spark KC networking event.

See photos from the meeting.

Connect with Matt on LinkedIn.


Thank you, Tim & Lauren Gillissen, for sharing your secrets to success with us on Sept. 13!

We can’t think of a better start to the school year!

If you missed the meeting, check out the photos here.

See Tim & Lauren’s “Brand Yo’Self” recommendations — [Scroll to Brand Yo’Self 2.0 / 2013]

And, consider connecting with Tim & Lauren on LinkedIn!

See Tim’s LinkedIn profile.

See feature story Northwest wrote about Tim.

See Lauren’s LinkedIn profile.

AdInkHiResJoin us Thursdays from 4-5 in Meeting Room A or B in the Union.


We don’t have any dues or fees, just lots of networking and fun — all related to these majors:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • IDM
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations
  • Business Management
  • Broadcasting
  • And any others — everyone’s welcome!

Mason & Madison

Congratulations to AdInk’s 2018-19 Co-Presidents —  Madison Mead & Mason Arnold!




We rocked Spark KC again this  year! We had more students than any other college — including the biggies KU, MU, K-State.

As a result, FREE AAF-KC memberships for ALL NW students!

Fill out this form if you want a membership for free — but you have to do it by Monday, Dec. 4.

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Check out our 2017 Spark KC photos!

THANK YOU Melissa Long for this fantastic coverage of Spark KC 2018!



2016-17 Academic Year Winners for Outstanding Student Organization at NWMSU.

Congratulations to all #AdCats — You have been named Outstanding Student Organization by NWMSU! 

If you went to any AdInk event this year, you helped make this happen — you’re part of a strong and impressive group of students — the best on campus!



aafkc-scholarshipDo This!  Apply for the AAF-KC scholarship. It’s not only $750, but you get a MENTOR, specially assigned to you to help you in your career, resume, portfolio and life!

See all the AdCats who’ve received this scholarship.

FacebookOrange40Be sure to be part of AdInk's Facebook group so you know what's happening all semester long!

If you want to work in advertising (or marketing, graphic design, public relations, social media…), then you’ll need to stay plugged into the AAF-KC  — that is, the American Advertising Federation, Kansas City chapter. AdInk will help you do that. For starters, we’ll take a bus to AAF’s Career Day/”Spark KC” in the fall. For now, why not follow them on Twitter: @aafkc.

If you’re looking for an internship, on or off campus… If you need help making an online portfolio…  Check out this site, it’s made just for YOU!