Hi, we're Diversity in Advertising & Public Relations.
DA&PR is a student-run organization at the University of Texas Austin that focuses and celebrates diversity in the advertising and PR sphere to empower underrepresented talent. We were founded by a group of multicultural women who noticed the lack of diversity in the industry and set out to change that. From then on, DAPR was created to help connect members of all genders and ethnicities with industry professionals, help build portfolios and serve as a safe space.
We serve to create an empowering space for allied individuals.
The common misconception about diversity is that it's exclusive to certain categories, like race. We at DA&PR are here to knock that myth down: Diversity is gender identity; diversity is sexuality.; diversity is religion; diversity is awareness and acceptance of variety. DA&PR is committed to building equitable opportunities and fostering inclusive environments in the classroom, workforce, and within our communities–founded in our dedication to open-mindedness and the pursuit of inclusivity for all. Diversity not only makes great ideas, it is the embodiment of greatness. We are diversity and the industry needs us.
We focus on helping our members network in the advertising and PR industry. We bring in speakers and recruiters as well as help our members connect with past alumni. Austin is an up-and-coming advertising city, so we also go on agency tours to give members the opportunity to get a glimpse of the real advertising world. (And we'll even connect with you on LinkedIn!)
We are redefining professionalism and empowering diverse talent. We offer workshops on building up resumes, perfecting LinkedIn profiles, writing cover letters, getting familiar with Adobe Photoshop, and career fair etiquette. We provide numerous internship and scholarship opportunities. We're here to help our members succeed in the industry.