Author Archives: Veronica Alcocer

Apply for the KP Fellows Program

October 9, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

 Kleiner Perkins has been at the center of innovation – investing and building companies like Google, Amazon, Square, Slack, Twitter, Uber, Genentech, and many more. The KP Fellows program is a career-defining opportunity for technical students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship, technology, and startups. The program offers:

  • An opportunity to receive $100K for entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Meaningful experience at company partners like Slack, Pinterest, Robinhood, Stripe, Figma and more
  • Fireside chats with CEOs and executives
  • Workshops with Investing Partners at Kleiner Perkins
  • An alumni network of 500+ tech leaders across product, design, and engineering

You can find out more about Kleiner Perkins and apply for the 2021 KP Fellows Program using the links provided. 

Free Virtual Industry Event TONIGHT @ 7pm

October 6, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

This Tuesday, 10/6 @7-8:30pm PDT, attend a free workshop hosted with  Jason Sperling — Global Executive Creative Director for Facebook Reality Labs, Oculus, and School of Advertising alum!

Before moving to Facebook, Jason worked on ad campaigns including Apple’s “Get a Mac” and Honda’s “Matthews Day Off”.  Jason will dive into a recent project that he and his team developed for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which culminated in the launch of the Imaginary Friend Society. For those interested in a career in art and design, this workshop is a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand the various avenues that you can pursue and the skills you’ll need to make an impact in the world. See you there!

RSVP here

Join us for the Fall ’20 ADV/WNM Online Town Hall!

October 5, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

This month on Thursday, October 22 @3:00pm PST we are hosting an Online Director Town Hall Webinar! This is a great opportunity to share any questions/concerns you have about the department with your directors. We encourage everyone to attend and learn about news and upcoming events regarding the ADV/WNM departments. See you there!

To participate, register here:

If you have any issues accessing Zoom, please contact the Online Help Desk:

Email:   Phone: (415) 618-3545 


Meet Your Fall 2020 Student Reps!

October 2, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

New semester, new student representatives. AAU departments appoint different reps, both online and onsite. Their goal is to improve communication between you, your directors/department and university. If you feel more comfortable approaching a peer about an issue you’re having at school, this a great option!

You can check out the link here to see what reps are being added to the onsite/online lists.

Sign Up for Fall 2020 Workshops!

September 25, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

Yay! Fall workshops are here!

Please be sure to read and reread our workshop policies. Students need to sign up at least 48 hours before a workshop, and if there are less than 8 students signed up it will get cancelled. If a workshop gets cancelled twice in a row, it will be permanently cancelled for the semester. The online workshops not conducted on Zoom will be emailed to you weekly if you’re enrolled in a class that qualifies you.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email All the information and resources needed should be on the workshop poster, which you can also download in a PDF here!

Sign Up for the 2020-21 Young Glory Competition!

September 23, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

Sign up for this year’s Young Glory international competition! Every month your team will receive a new brief to work on from October through April. Advertising students primarily enter, but we encourage WNM to expand their horizons! Ideas and solutions for creative briefs can require the skills and thinking WNM students acquire. 

Please please please make sure that when you sign up with your teammates, you write “School of Advertising, Academy of Art University” so your membership is processed correctly. 

You can register here, and the first brief will go live October 1st!

Virtual Portfolio Review at Facebook for Product Design

September 18, 2020

by Veronica Alcocer

Interested in exploring Product Design? Not sure where to start in terms of getting together a portfolio? Facebook Design is hosting Virtual Portfolio Reviews where current Product Designers will walk through how to frame your digital design portfolio. Sessions will include a presentation on the components of a strong portfolio and smaller break-out groups to review portfolio samples. 

 This is a great event for students who are just getting started in Product Design and want to learn the basics of a portfolio building.  To be selected for this event, please apply using the links below. The deadlines for each event can be found on the Event pages. Apply soon, space is limited!

Facebook Virtual Portfolio Review – West Coast – September 23rd

Facebook Virtual Portfolio Review – West Coast – October 14th 

Facebook Virtual Portfolio Review – West Coast – November 11th