VERMILLION, S.D. -- Two University of South Dakota students were selected as the American Advertising Federation’s 2017 Most Promising Multicultural Students class. Ellie Murray, from Lafayette, Colorado, and Adriana Moreno, from Sioux City, Iowa, are two of the 50 most outstanding multicultural students in the field of advertising.
Both Murray and Moreno are media and journalism majors with an emphasis in strategic communication.
Students are selected from the 200 college chapters of the American Advertising Federation. They submit applications that include essays, letters of recommendation, resume and specific academic requirements. This year’s national winners have an average GPA of 3.6. They represent 34 schools in 20 states.
"The Most Promising Multicultural Students Program has become a very reliable source to find top-tier talent. These aspiring students of diverse backgrounds represent the future of marketing and advertising. We look forward to them forging their way, finding their voice and making a mark on our industry,” says Danielle Austen, Managing Partner & CEO, fluent360 and the AAF Mosaic Center Chair.
The group will participate in a four-day program in New York City that includes professional development workshops, agency visits and a recruiter’s expo. Leading advertising agencies and companies find the Most Promising program is a good recruitment tool for their job openings.