Attending ADcademy was definitely one of the best decisions I made last year. My first visit to MMI Agency was with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) UH chapter. After touring the agency and meeting some of the MMIers, I knew MMI was the place that I wanted to intern. That evening, our hosts invited us to the second annual ADcademy. It was explained as a week of brainstorming, campaign planning, creative, and getting one-on-one Q&A sessions with industry professionals. I signed up the minute registration opened.

The whole week was an invaluable experience. We attended workshop after workshop where MMIers from every department enlightened us with their expertise. One of my favorite moments was when the creative department shared the strategies that went behind creating “The City With No Limits” campaign and how it’s bringing awareness to our great city, Houston.

With our new knowledge and everything we learned, we were placed into groups and had to put our newly learned skills to the test and work as a mini-agency to achieve a common goal. The week flew by and ADcademy definitely exceeded my expectations. It’s such a great environment that is exciting, challenging and nurturing for growing professionals.

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Interviewing MMI. We had the opportunity to ask the questions!

After ADcademy, I kept in touch with Tanya Teske, who is the best ADcademy host and an incredible asset to MMI. When I was offered an internship position within the creative department after the conclusion of the program, I had the privilege to call myself an MMIer.

The internship was priceless, and I had the greatest time! I was part of an AMAZING team and formed great relationships with talented professionals who are excellent mentors! It’s agencies like MMI that really want you to achieve your professional goals and will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

By Bryan Salas, MMI ADcademy 2014 graduate

To apply to MMI ADcademy 2015, click here.

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