The first meeting of DEC for Spring 2018 will be held in Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Annex at 2:00pm, Monday January 22.



This is not a sit-in-a-desk and learn type of class. DEC is where you use all that you have learned while working directly with clients. It is the ultimate learn by doing experience.

All disciplines are needed each semester. Copywriters, Art Directors, Project and Account Managers, Researchers, Media Planners and more.

Realistically, our clients don’t have much in the way of media budgets. We welcome Media students, but know that your role may need to be expanded. Maybe this is the ultimate challenge for a Media person: make something out of nothing.

3 Steps to Join the DEC Team

1. Meet the basic requirements

Completed all 3000-level track specific courses.

On schedule to graduate the semester you participate in DEC or the following one.

Available Monday afternoons between 2:00 and 5:00.

Eager to work long hours outside of that Monday window.

2. Contact the Faculty Director

Email Prof. Joe Glennon, Faculty Director of DEC, to request a spot in DEC for Fall 2017. Don’t have his email address? Well, consider finding it your first assignment/challenge as part of DEC. Actions confirm priorities. If you can find that basic piece of information, you’re on the way to proving you belong.

Be prepared to share samples of your work, a link to your website or portfolio or anything else requested to sell yourself.

3. Complete the Paperwork

If you are hired by DEC, you will need to complete a Special Projects form and a Registration card. Both must be completed, signed by the Faculty Director.

Take the signed paperwork to the Department of Advertising Office—300 Annenberg Hall—for processing.

The paperwork can wait until the first week of the fall semester.