In 2018 (after MANY years of searching the stalls at O Week and Market Day) I finally made the plunge and joined a uni society. In just a year of being an AMPed member, I’ve had the opportunity to make some amazing friends and work with a group of driven, motivated students that are eager to make an impact on the QUT community!
AMPed is QUT’s official student society for Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations (AMPR) and International Business (IB). Originally established in 2005, AMPed was relaunched in 2015 with a new committee and vision – a vision to foster meaningful connections with students, share our passion for the AMPR/IB field, and give our members the very best opportunities. In addition to professional development, networking opportunities and industry experience, AMPed is a platform for like-minded students to meet, mingle and create long-lasting connections.
Each year we work hard to give our members some incredible opportunities so that you can graduate from your business degree fully equipped with exposure to industry professionals, insight from AMPed alumni and understanding of the AMPR/IB field.
XLR8 is AMPed’s flagship Networking Night and our most anticipated event of the year. Awarded the ‘QUT Networking Event of the Year’ in 2017 and 2018, XLR8 allows industry professionals to meet and mingle with some of QUT’s best and brightest from our School of AMPR/IB. Not only do members have an invaluable opportunity to meet with seasoned industry guests, but our partners also have the opportunity to scope out new talent for potential internships, mentorships and job opportunities.
Our bi-annual Firm Hop allows members to see the inner-workings of the industry first-hand. In the past we have travelled around Brisbane to various marketing, PR and advertising agencies to talk to company representatives about their focus, mission and daily activities. To diversify this offering in 2018, we also ventured into more niche areas with our ‘Tech Trek’, which visited a number of tech start-ups based in Brisbane.
The AMPed executive team in 2019 is filled with driven and excited students who are ready to make uni the best it can be for members! In addition to our many professional development events throughout the year, we also have a jam-packed social calendar lined up so that you have an opportunity to meet some new people and de-stress! AMPed is no stranger to a good themed party, so you can expect some classics coming your way this year!
In 2019, we’re moving onto bigger and better things! We’ll be introducing a number of new professional development workshops, as well as releasing a new bi-annual publication that will that will focus on student experiences, alumni success and insights into the AMPR/IB field.
This year we also want to ensure that our members are connecting with a cross-section of motivated, talented and diverse students from across Brisbane. To make this goal a reality, we have organised a number of collaboration events – say hello to collabs with the AMPR School, other QUT clubs as well as a very exciting event with UQMAS (UQ’s Marketing and Advertising Society).
Where can you see us?
Visit us during O-Week at our stall on the 18th and 19th of February to meet our new executive team and find out more about AMPed! To keep up to date with all of our latest events, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.