We will be speaking with Adrianne Smith, Executive Director for The Center for Excellence in Advertising at Howard University.Background:The 4A's has partnered with Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications to establish a comprehensive center to address challenges, eliminate barriers and identify opportunities to achieve a more diverse and inclusive advertising industry workforce at middle to senior management levels.The Center for Excellence in Advertising is charged with…See More
How Did You Break Into The Industry / Your First Job
I obtained my first job at the YMCA at 17 years old. I wanted to be more independent and make money for myself without having to ask or wait for other people. So, I began filling out applications on the internet since I didn't have a car. I got a call back in 2 days and was quickly hired based off my resume and personality in spite of only being 17. I was voted best first year employee and promoted to a lead staff after one year and I have been working there while I'm in Houston ever since.
Long Term Career Goal
Be a facilitator of knowledge in all things that I do. Open my own restaurant and start my own nonprofit organization catering to young black males.