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2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship

June 4, 2021

by amorga

Hi students!

Check out this amazing scholarship opportunity from The Rose Pak Community Fund, a local organization serving SF’s API community:

​What is the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

The Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based award offered to students of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) origin, who is from San Francisco Bay Area and wants to get an education in preparation for a career in public service. The 2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to five students in the amount up to $5,000 each. The scholarship may be applied to tuition only. We will not accept applications from international or foreign-exchange students.

​Who are the Rose Pak Scholars?

​Rose Pak Scholars are API students who have been recognized by the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship as future leaders in the community. They have the drive to serve the community and have demonstrated leadership potential in the past that in time should enable them to improve the ways that public entities – be they government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, or advocacy organizations – serve the public good.

​Who is eligible to receive a Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

​1. Asian Pacific Islander (API) students who are entering or currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university as an undergraduate in 2021 fall or 2022 Spring semester

2. Students must be from San Francisco Bay Area, a member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, and from a low-income family

3. Priority for applicants who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.

Applicants must demonstrate experience of leadership and an intent to pursue a career in public service. A career in public service is defined as working in an area that will advance the empowerment and improvement of outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. This can encompass working in a community-based nonprofit organization, the public sector, and elected office.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/30/2021 at 5pm

Spring Show Submissions deadline has been EXTENDED!

April 12, 2021

by amorga

If you haven’t had a chance to submit or are stressed about getting your work together in time, we have great news for you today: we are extending the Spring Show submissions deadline to Monday April 19th, 11:59pm PST. So don’t waste another minute, folks!

As always, we are here to help with any questions so feel free to reach out to anytime! Good luck.

Design Competition Alert!

March 24, 2021

by amorga

Attention all designers, artists & creatives! Check out another great competition coming up this year to flex your creative muscles and showcase your best work:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all art & design students (undergraduate and postgraduate) graduating in 2021 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2020) in any related discipline


  • Fashion / Textiles / Accessories
  • Fine Art / Photography / Journalism
  • Visual Communication / Moving Image / Film
  • Industrial / Product / Interiors / Architecture
  • Ceramics / Jewelry / Glass / Craft

Head over to their website for more details and information on how to enter. Good luck!

Congrats to our 2021 ADDYs winners!

March 19, 2021

by amorga

We are so proud of our student winners, our school was well represented in multiple categories across Gold, Silver, Bronze, and even Best in Show! The students who won are listed above, but if you’d like to read more about the specific projects and categories, or browse other awarded work, check it out here:

If you’re getting FOMO for this year’s competition season, submissions are open for the One Club Young Ones. Check out more info on how to enter here. Plus you’ll be able to submit work to Spring Show soon. Congrats to our winners again!


2021 ADDYs Submissions now open!

January 11, 2021

by amorga

We’re now accepting entries for the 2020/2021 American Advertising Awards competition (a.k.a. Student ADDYS Awards). As always, the School of Advertising will be sponsoring a select number of entries. If you would like to have your work considered for submission and payment by the university, please complete the ADV Competitions Submission form by Monday January 18, 2021. For more information and complete rules for the competition, please visit the Greater SF Addys.

New UX/UI Job Listings Available!

January 7, 2021

by amorga

Here are some new career opportunities listed on the AAU Job Board! If you need help accessing the job board, please contact :

  • Expedia Group, UX Designer II – Chicago
  • Kin + Carta, User Experience Designer – New York
  • Lenovo, User Experience Designer – Chicago
  • LIQUIDSports, User Experience Designer – SF
  • MissionSide, UX Designer (Remote) – Grand Junction, CO
  • Rakuten Advertising, UX Designer – New York
  • Roku, Inc., Senior Product Designer – San Jose
  • Twitch, UX Designer – SF

Mary Kay & ArtsThread Challenge is on!

December 28, 2020

by amorga

Hi students!

Check out this awesome opportunity to design a brand campaign for cosmetics giant Mary Kay:

Mary Kay cosmetics is looking for you to create a 360 omni-channel brand image campaign. This global campaign would target 20-25 year old women with the goal of introducing this demographic to the Mary Kay brand by highlighting and celebrating Mary Kay’s core values, unique culture of empowering women, and heritage of celebrating women business owners.

THE PRIZES – 1st Prize $2000 USD / 2nd Prize $1000 USD / 3rd Prize $750 USD
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday 05 March 2021 11.59 PM EST

More details about Mary Kay and the challenge here:

Jared Kozel: Creativity during Covid

December 21, 2020

by amorga

For those of you who were able to attend our virtual grad party last week, we had the honor of having alum Jared Kozel stop by with some encouraging words & advice for our grads. Check out this article from Art U News and learn more about Jared and how he’s finding creativity and innovation during this pandemic: