Virtual Advertising Pros Panel

The path from college to a career today is a long journey of the mind with no map. The transition to a first full-time job has always required a mental shift. The career landscape is changing with dizzying speed. Most new hires get little or no career-planning help from their employers, forcing them to make it up as they go. Join us for an interactive panel discussion with seasoned industry pros as they discuss the “transitional bridge” between college and the professional advertising world and how you, as students with amazing raw talent, can be prepared and not scared about your impending deep dive into the postgraduate Advertising world.

Moderator: Aaron Gordon, Founder & CEO, Optic Sky Productions (RIT Alumnus)
Becca Post, Founder & CEO, Helen & Gertrude (RIT Alumna)
Jeremy Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Truth Collective
Jen Rampe, Group Creative Director, Vine Creative Studios @ Partners + Napier
Pete VonDerLinn, Chief Creative Officer, Flynn

Students can submit questions on a Google form for the panelists in advance:

This event was conceived in a joint effort with the Rochester Advertising Federation and RIT School of Communication. If you have ideas for additional events that would be valuable for RIT students, please reach out to

Gretchen Burruto
Event Snapshot
When and Where
September 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room/Location: Virtual

This is an RIT Only Event

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