Club Carnival is a once- a-semester event at which all HPU
clubs and organizations get a chance to recruit current and
new HPU students and showcase their products, activities, or
Forty and fabulous” was the theme of Akamai Advertising
for HPU’s 40th birthday. “The student-based advertising
agency designed its own slogan and created unique logos and advertisements
for HPU’s birthday celebration,” said faculty advisor
Dr. Joanne Gula. A large number of students stopped at the Akamai
tent to check out the artwork and logo designs produced by club
members such as senior visual communication major, Amy Stanley.
“It was fun using my own picture to create an ad,” Stanley said.
She had a chance to create an advertisement that pictured herself sunbathing
at the beach. Other student-created print ads, banners, and sketches were proudly
displayed, and Gula mentioned that all the artwork was produced in HPU classes
or utilized skills learned in classrooms at HPU.
Students who join Akamai also become members of the American Advertising Federation
and get a chance to compete in the National Student Advertising Competition.
Gula added, “Membership in Akamai and competing with the club are great
HPU junior Lyan Ammerman, who was answering questions and handing out brochures,
said, “We want people to join, but more so we want people to get involved.”
HPU students can be part of Akamai for $40 a year. Applications are available
at the College of Communication Office at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 504.
Gula added that “It is well worth it to join,” because of the benefits
that come with the membership, such as gaining access to the AAF American Internship
Directory, attending AD2 meetings with local professionals, and the chance to
work on an advertising campaign for a local non-profit agency. “These benefits
will get HPU students ahead in the competitive world of professional advertising,
especially when it comes to getting hired,” said Gula.