Author Archives: Veronica Alcocer

Save the Dates: ADV/WNM Spring Show Awards Ceremony & Grad Party

May 14, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

We’re almost done with the semester! And we have a couple exciting events ahead. We have our annual Spring Show awards ceremony May 26th @ 5pm PST. Additionally we will be hosting a virtual Grad Party May 27th @ 12pm PST, honoring the recent grads and welcoming anyone to attend. Hear from some top grads and alumni. See and socialize with ADV/WNM faculty and fellow grads. Have your moment to shine while the directors read your name aloud. Invite your family and friends!

To attend either events, use this zoom link:

If you cannot attend the live event, we will be recording to watch later. We hope to see you there!



Multimedia Specialist Job Opportunity at VirTra

May 6, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

VirTra is hiring a Multimedia Specialist. They will be responsible for the design, creation, and management of multimedia deliverables, including video, audio, animation, and graphic design collateral that supports training delivery, marketing, sales, and other corporate communications initiatives. The Multimedia Specialist works closely under the Director of Marketing in the execution of objectives that support VirTra’s marketing objectives.

This position would require the candidates to relocate or live in Arizona. If you’re interested, complete the application process by going to our website:

More details about job description available below

Multimedia Specialist Description

Internship Opportunity at AKQA

April 23, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

The Future Academy exists to ignite curiosity in everyone. This is an 8-week internship program designed to discover and foster the next generation of creative innovators.

The Future Academy includes a holistic curriculum, which consists of real-world, cutting-edge work experience on global brands, sprints on proactive client briefs, ongoing mentorship, personal and professional development training, knowledge-sharing from AKQA experts, and custom online courses.

To learn more about the application process, use this link:

Apply to Apple’s Orchard Program

April 14, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

Alumni and graduating students! Apple is starting up their next Orchard program. The Orchard is a yearlong paid apprenticeship in Marcom focused on bringing emerging, diverse talent into our teams across many disciplines. Apple plans to have positions available for writers, designers, art directors, video producers, UX designers and web developers, brand managers, strategic and media planners, CG creatives, and interactive producers. The chance for ongoing, full-time employment in Marcom is possible upon completion of program. 

Their application window has just opened, and the deadline is May 10. You can apply here.

Friendly Reminder: Office Hours Available for You!

March 30, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! And hopefully you got enough rest to tackle midterms. If you feel like you’re falling behind, or want to really prepare and fine tune your projects, take advantage of our office hours! Our full-time faculty want to help and talk with you, regardless if you are taking one of their classes this semester. 

Andrea Pimentel:

Fred McHale:

Mark Edwards:

Terry Jones:

DC Scarpelli:

2021 Spring Show Submissions Now Being Accepted!

March 19, 2021

by Veronica Alcocer

What better way to kick off spring break than by announcing Spring Show submission entries are now open until Monday, April 12th! Please be sure to go over Spring Show submission guidelines, which can be found here.

We also have a great resource that includes all the important dates regarding Spring Show, both ADV and WNM submission guidelines, and the submission form. Access it using the link:

We can’t wait to see what student work you’ve been creating this past year, good luck!


Calling All Artists — Ad Age Cover Contest

by Veronica Alcocer

Ad Age’s annual Young Creatives Cover Competition is open for submissions, and this year’s theme looks to the future. For 2021, Ad Age is asking entrants aged under 30 to imagine what Ad Age’s cover will look like 10 years from now. What will be captivating advertisers and marketers’ attention in a decade, what will the agency of the future look like, what will be the biggest trend in marketing and what will be advertising’s most difficult challenge in 2031?

Entry is free and winners will see their design appear on Ad Age’s June 14 cover, in the print edition that publishes the week of Cannes Lions. They will also win a virtual pass to this year’s festival. More details here.

Submissions are open now and deadline is April 15 @ 5pm EDT