In the following links you will find resources that may help you find what you are looking for. Most of the links provided are non-SOJC links, and therefore their content is not controlled by the SOJC. Please be careful on what personal information you give on the internet.

Advertising Career Resources

ADC Global Awards and Club

Standard Rate & Data Service –

AAF: American Advertising Federation

Advertising Age

Direct Marketing Association

Portland Advertising Federation

Talent Zoo

American Association of Advertising Agencies is one of the main professional organizations for the advertising industry. The AAAA offers a job search site for those looking for positions at advertising agencies.

The AAAA offers a large page of links to advertising agencies. The links to those advertising agencies is searchable by state.

Below, you can find some selected readings on career search and planning topics. Keep in mind that many people have different opinions on these topics, so cultivate the information for your own edification. As always, consult your faculty advisers and contacts in the field for further insight.


Are You Being an “Intern”? Stop! (Wetfeet)
7 “Must Do’s” Before Your Internship Ends (YouTern)

Legal Parameters

USDOL Fact Sheet
How to tell when unpaid internships are opportunities, when they’re abuse (Poynter)
Unpaid interns have their day in court
Interns: Employee or Volunteer (Nonprofits)


How to Start a Networking Email (Wetfeet)
Skip Job Hunting, Have Informational Interviews Instead (Personal Branding Blog)
The 411 on Informational Interviews
Four Steps to Building Your Network (PDX MindShare)
The Informational Interview is Actually a Thing You Should Do, Yes (The Billfold)

Cover Letters & Resumes

Resumes Should Show What You Can DO (Not What You DID) (Wetfeet)
Writing Cover Letters That Work (Part One): Know Your Audience (Mac’s List)
4 Things to Avoid When Writing Your Resume (Career Rocketeer)
6 Things That Make You Look Amateur on Your Resume (US News)


How to Stand Out in an Interview (Life Hacker)
Nine Things You Should Never Say in an Interview (Wetfeet)
Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview (Wetfeet)
*they left off a big one for women, in particular: “Are you planning to start a family soon?”
The Ten Things You Should Always Bring Up in an Interview (Wetfeet)
Top 5 Interview Mistakes Millennials Make
3 Things Employers Look for in an Interview (Wetfeet)

Accepting Job Offers

Accepting a Job Offer? Ask These 10 Questions First (Wetfeet)
What to Do Before You Accept a Job Offer (Wetfeet)


Office Etiquette for the Recent Grad (Wetfeet)
Ten Tips for PR Agency Rookies (Lois Paul blog)

General Career Resources