Student Opportunities

Ad Club

Ad Club is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about advertising, marketing, social media, influencers, content marketing, videography, graphic design and copywriting–i.e., any area related to advertising design and strategy. Our purpose is to give you opportunities to learn about advertising agencies and in-house careers, meet professionals in a variety of specializations, visit agencies and advertising-specific career fairs, and network with other MSU students and ad professionals. Ad Club is open to everyone, regardless of major—graduate students are also welcome.

Application Instructions: To apply, students should contact MissouriStateAdClub@gmail.com for more information and join a meeting.

Faculty Sponsor(s): JGrigsby@MissouriState.edu

Ad Team

Join a tradition of excellence—the Ad Team is a credit-approved class (not a student organization) known for its success in national competitions. Participation is highly selective, and interested students should contact Ad Team instructor, Samantha Francka, via email at SamanthaFrancka@MissouriState.edu.

Application Instructions: To apply, students should contact SamanthaFrancka@MissouriState.edu with the subject line "Ad Team Application" or apply in-person at the Jim D. Morris Center, Suite 507. The application should include a:

  1. Creative letter, including:
    1. What you contribute to the team - skills, personality, connections - what and who you know that could be an asset to the team
    2. Your work and class load/schedule for the spring 
    3. Bottom line, what you bring to the table - make it interesting, conversational, and show me your personality
  2. Updated resume, including contact information
  3. Digital self-promotion piece:
    1. Optional, but highly recommended and always fun - this shows your level of interest and creativity while persuading me that you belong on Ad Team

Applicants should also plan to attend an interview with Samantha Francka. You will receive instructions for scheduling an interview time when you submit your application.

Faculty Sponsor(s): SamanthaFrancka@MissouriState.edu.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity at Missouri State. Their purpose is to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Application Instructions: To apply students should go to the website, Missouri State College of Business | Delta Sigma Pi | United States (deltasigmapiko.com) or contact Salvador802@live.MissouriState.edu via email.

Faculty Sponsor(s): CPham@MissouriState.edu

FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a nonprofit educational association dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of business leaders by preparing members for their careers and professional development. The organization centers itself around leadership conferences, state and national competitions with categories ranging from statistical analysis to public speaking and everything in between. 

Application Instructions: To apply, students should attend a PBL meeting, contact the president Ingram001@live.MissouriState.edu via email to receive an application, or visit their website at https://missourifbla.org/.

Faculty Sponsor(s): CPham@MissouriState.edu

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association

Enjoy opportunities to apply your logistics skills. Meet other students who share your interests.

Application Instructions: To apply, students should contact DHammons@MissouriState.edu via email.

Faculty Sponsor(s): DHammons@MissouriState.edu

Marketing Club (AMA)

The AMA connects marketing professionals and students across all specialties to collaborate, network, gain practical experience and empower careers. We allow students to learn about the field of marketing, obtain the ability to market themselves, & network with marketing students and professionals across the world. The Goal of the AMA is to send its members into the work field feeling adequately prepared to compete & succeed in the field of marketing. Utilizing speakers, agencies, events, and various conferences (including the AMA International Collegiate Conference), we offer the ability to deeply engage with the field of marketing. Network with local, regional and national marketing professionals. Practice your skills by planning and executing events.

Application Instructions: To apply, students should contact JSkiba@MissouriState.edu via email.

Faculty Sponsor(s): JSkiba@MissouriState.edu

Sales Team

Sales team is an opportunity for the top performing students in the sales courses to use the skills they have learned in a competitive setting.  The team competes in at least two (sometimes more) sales competitions a year in which students get the chance to compete with the top sales students from universities around the country, as well as a few international schools.  Students can also have their skills evaluated by sales recruiters for some of the top sales companies in the country.  Sales competitions also include career fairs attended by those same companies, so students get a chance to be recruited by firms that are looking for their exact skill set.  Students will be more than a resume and references; recruiters will get to see their skills in action.

Application Instructions: To apply, students should contact either AllenSchaefer@MissouriState.edu; AlexHamwi@MissouriState.edu. Sales team does not have an official application process, as it is based on invite-only performance in the sales courses.

Faculty Sponsor(s): AllenSchaefer@MissouriState.edu; AlexHamwi@MissouriState.edu 

Expand your horizons, enrich your global perspective and learn how culture and geography affect marketing principles.

Room with other students who are focused on business and leadership. Enjoy opportunities to connect with faculty and local businesses.

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