University of Wisconsin–Madison


We meet every Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm in Vilas Hall, Room 2195 to hear from professionals in the advertising industry from Madison, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and more!

Our general meetings aren’t just learning opportunities, they are chances to make a break for it, meet and greet our future bosses and spark new campaign ideas.

AdClub Agency is the opportunity to..

  • Work on real clients and produce real work that is used in the real world
  • Build your resumes, interviews, and portfolios
  • Gain experience in account management, copywriting, graphic design, social media, and production
  • Win awards for your work
  • Participate in workshops with Madison Agencies
  • No experience required

Fill out the application on the AdClub Agency tab to apply to be a part of a mock agency team.

Our workshops provide the opportunity to learn the skills to help you stand out. We offer the following workshops throughout the year:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Video Editing
  • Resume Building
  • Cover Letter Writing

Every semester, we travel to Madison, Chicago, Minneapolis, or Milwaukee to visit top advertising agencies. Agency tours are a chance to network with industry professionals and learn from the best in the business.

Socials! In Ad Club, we here to make professional colleagues and friends. Each month, we hold a variety of fun events.

Think of it this way: when you are competing for a job 10 years from now, the difference between you and the other candidates could be the connection you made at an Ad Club social.

College is fun, and Ad Club socials make it even better.

Is there a membership fee?

Yes. Membership dues are $50 for the ENTIRE school year! Dues cover the cost of pizza at every meeting, club swag, agency tours, socials, networking opportunities and more!

What majors fit with ad club?

Most of our members are current/prospective students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or the Wisconsin School of Business. However, we have many communication arts, graphic design, creative writing and psychology students join the club, too. If you consider yourself an innovator, creator, outside-of-the-box thinker, designer or producer, you’ll fit right in.