Four of Grady’s AdPR Students Selected for MAIP Fellowship Program

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is proud to announce that four of our students will be participating in the 4A’s MAIP fellowship program this summer.  This is a professional development program impacting the lives of more than 120 young executives each year, by providing the platform to launch their careers.

By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the workforce diversity of our industry.

In addition to a full-time paid internship, MAIP fellows participate in a series of agency sponsored professional development workshops and seminars, which provide a deeper dive into the various advertising and media disciplines. The workshops also grant fellows the opportunity to learn more about the host agency’s culture through networking with agency professionals post-workshop and agency tours.

2017 MAIP Fellows from AdPR

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Karen Mejia, Advertising Major at Grady College

Karen Mejia:  I am so grateful to have been chosen to be a MAIP fellow this year. I can’t wait to get to know all of the fellows and start my career. I am excited for what the future holds and where this experience will lead me. Thank you 4As and Moxie!

Lisa Marie Rainford
Lisa Rainford, Advertising Major at Grady College 

Lisa Marie Rainford:  I’ve interned at a variety of places during my college career, but never an advertising agency. With my dream work environment being an agency, I knew I had to make it happen. A hefty application, an interview, and a draft day later I’m a 2017 MAIP Fellow! This opportunity definitely means the world to me.

I’m looking forward to this experience because it’s so jam packed with all these great character/skill building opportunities. From spring training webinars, to learning HTML coding, to our group intern project, to professional development events, and to end it all in August, Face of Talent. But of course I can’t forget the most exciting thing of all, interning for my host agency 22sqaured. I’m grateful they chose me as their fellow, and I cannot wait to work, learn, grow, and share my perspective with them this summer.

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Na’im Carlyle, Advertising Major at Grady College

Na’im Carlyle: I am excited to be a part of the MAIP 2017 class. I’m looking forward to learning the ins-and-outs of agency life, while also having the opportunity to interact with the other fellows. I plan to explore my knowledge, not only about the industry but also the role I will be able to play in showcasing diversity as a creative. Thank you to the 4A’s and The Richards Group!

Emily Laramy
Emily Laramy, Advertising Major at Grady College

Emily Laramy: I’m so ecstatic to be working in New York City this summer for such an amazing company like Publicis Health and getting the fun experience of living with my fellow MAIPers. The program has a summer seminar series set up with professionals coming in weekly to teach workshops that I’m really looking forward to.

Laramy, is entering her second year in the MAIP program!  Last year she interned with GTB in Detroit.  She has also recently been named one of the 50 most promising multicultural students by AAF!  So, it is no surprise that Laramy expressed the following: “MAIP is such a unique experience not only because of the professional opportunities it creates, but also for how it fosters multicultural talent through things like its spring training series, mentorship program, and engagement with it’s alumni long after graduation. MAIP ends up being so much more than just an internship, it feels like a family.”


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