It has come to my attention that a number of students as the UBC Sauder School of Business read this blog. Clearly then they aren't being assigned enough homework, nonetheless, it's a great school where I've had the fortune of speaking on a number of occasions.
As spring approaches every student in third of fourth year internal clock kicks in and fire up the internal dialog of I don't know what am I going to be the rest of my life, holy cow, summer is around the corner and even if I don't know what I want to be I know I should be doing something.
To those interested in advertising I wanted to point out the blog and case of what one fellow in the UK did by the name of Will Humphries. Will aspired to work in advertising, planning in particular, so to get in he started doing it, bloging it (Confessions of a Wannabe Ad Man,) discussing in and anything else he could about it. I really admired him for just jumping in and rather than saying I want to and thinking I can, he just did. If anything it demonstrated a sincere passion and willingness to learn the profession. I've always thought it was really cool and regularly read his blog.
He's since landed in a firm and co-founded another blog called AdGrads. It's UK centric but if you think advertising is for you it's a worthy read and a good entry point in the molten mesh of advertising/planning blogs.