AAF-Akron is committed to educating the public and advertising practitioners on the role and benefits of advertising in our society. We do so, in part, by providing continual education for the area’s advertising community. By recruiting industry experts from across the country, as well as our own community leaders, we are able to share valuable experience and advice to benefit our members and community.

The organization also provides and supports educational programs, such as annual agency tours, to local undergraduates studying advertising, graphic design and related fields. Our low cost student membership gives students a unique opportunity to meet and work with professionals (potential future employers) and learn more about advertising in our community. In fact, our Education Committee acts a liaison to area universities, colleges and high schools in order to promote career opportunities in the advertising and marketing industries.

What’s more AAF-Akron offers student categories in the Akron ADDY® Awards, supports local student AAF chapters and facilitates student club participation in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).

We encourage students to participate in both the college chapters and our professional one. Local AAF student chapters include:

  • The University of Akron, Akron
  • Walsh University, North Canton
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown

To join the Education Committee or for NSAC information, email the Education Chair at [email protected] now!