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San Jose State: a good school for advertising?

I am a student at a community college in California, and thinking of going into Advertising as my major. My question is would you think applying as a communications major would lead me into a career in advertising? Also, I was thinking of applying to San Jose State because they are …

Dropping out of school to go to a better one

For 20 years my life has been filled with indecision and anxiety about my future, now I am incredibly excited because I believe advertising is my calling. The problem is that I am a sophomore at a very good university in the southeast but am stuck majoring in communications. I …

Schooling in Brazil, but want to start career in Canada

I am currently studying advertising (communications) in a well known good university here in Brazil. In about a year I should be graduating and I’m considering moving to Canada. I’m concerned about whether I’d be able to find a job there with my Brazilian degree. Should I consider further …

The best Canadian ad program?

In your opinion, what is the best Canadian college to take an advertising program at?
If you’re looking for a career as a copywriter, Humber has a strong program. For art direction, OCAD has been the high bar for many years. They’re in transition right now and there’s a lot of debate about how …

I’m not sure if I know enough to be in ad school

I need brutal honesty…(like you’re gonna give it to me any other way:) I just started at the Creative Circus with no former collegiate degree, compared to the other first quarter students i feel a bit overwhelmed as to how much knowlege i have about the “Ad world ” That …

Is ad school worth the debt?

I’m currently getting ready to start my first quarter at Miami Ad School and I am seeking some unbiased advice on a couple issues.
I recently applied for financial aid and am barely getting any which means that I’m going to have to take alternative loans to pay for tuition. In your opinion (and …


About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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