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where can I meet advertising professionals to network? I looking an internship opportunity in advertising industry.

I'm a self-taught Web Designer, SEO and Search Engine Marketer out of Toronto. I'm also the founder of Ads of Toronto, a curated website library dedicated to advertisements published in Toronto and afreewebite.org, a free website building platform. I'm passionate about media Planning, buying and Search engine marketing and optimization. I'll be graduating from Sheridan College with a diploma in advertising marketing and communication management in April 2020. I love learning new things especially digital and ad tech and eager to get into the advertising industry. I spend most of my time either reading, working at my college as a student ambassador and working on assignments. Every night, I end my day with an hour of Netflix and chill time. #marketing #advertising #internship #SEO #SEM #DigitalMarkering #business

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Michael’s Answer

The ANA is a good place to explore. They have tons of free virtual events. https://www.ana.net/
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Amber’s Answer

A great place to find like-minded people is on Shapr. Shapr is a Tinder-like app designed specifically for networking. It has a learning algorithm that allows you to mutually connect with 15 people a day. You'll be able to build a network of new friends, colleagues, influencers, mentors, and collaborators within your city or across the world. https://shapr.co/
Thank you comment icon thank you so much Rinosh S.
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John’s Answer

I recommend looking for advertising professionals on LinkedIn. You can message them asking for 25-30 minutes of their time to learn about their journey and successes. This is a great way to network and to learn about different paths to success in the career field.

It's important to note that you should not be asking for a job in these meetings, you are just learning about their experience. Come prepared with questions to ask and always include what recommendations they have for an aspiring professional looking to get into the field.

Best of luck!
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Kevin’s Answer

All major cities have advertising organizations, most are defined by the medium (digital, radio, print, tv). My expertise is in Online advertising (digital media) and I am a member of ThinkLA https://www.thinkla.org/ as well as SFBig https://sfbig.org/
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Darcy’s Answer

Sounds like you want to talk to providers of web based resources like Google, Amazon, Verizon, AT&T and more... Also look at newer AI and analytical companies. Good Luck! (Be positive...most of these companies don't mind remote workers telecommuting...)
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Andrea’s Answer

Rinosh -- A resource that might be helpful is Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). This is one of the largest trade associations for communications professionals and a lot of people with advertising backgrounds are members. There is even a student group within the organization that might be particularly useful to you. I just checked their website and the student group has 10,000+ members in more than 300 chapters, and they offer networking events and scholarships.

Andrea recommends the following next steps:

Visit the student section of PRSA at: https://www.prsa.org/home/get-involved/for-students
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Dan’s Answer

Start with industry leaders to find networking opportunities.
1. searchengineland.com
2. socialmediatoday.com
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Ryan’s Answer

First of all – great that you have a strong thirst for learning. Learning cannot stop after graduation. Great professionals learn every day. Remember that when you wake up each morning. Good resources begin with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and publications like AdAge and AdWeek. They are great for understanding the foundation of how the industry works – and also, how the industry is changing rapidly as the world works thru COVID-19. Then dive into LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning and reach out to ask for an “Informational Interview”. People love to talk about themselves and their jobs. Don’t ask for a job, instead ask for a few minutes of their time to learn about what they do, what they like and what they don’t like about their job in marketing.
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Alison’s Answer

One great resource to start with is looking for alumni from your school. Just go to your school's LinkedIn profile and look for alumni in the fields that you're interested in. When you do reach out, be specific on what you'd like to learn from them, such as a previous position they had or something you both have in common. Another site that I really like is We Are Next, it's a great resource for young professionals in advertising. Right now they have a page called coffee at a distance which is a list of advertising professionals who want to help, especially those that are graduating. Best of luck!
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Olivia’s Answer

Download the app "Fishbowl" and filter to the advertising section. I've found it super helpful! You can look for posts in your community, or elsewhere. Also LinkedIn.
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