The Agency at Univ. of Florida Launches Website to Connect Employers with Graduates

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The Agency at the University of Florida in Gainesville wants HR directors at advertising, public relations and digital agencies to know its graduates are ready for work on day one. A new website provides an easy tool for employers to connect with experienced and talented graduates.

"Student team members at The Agency gain experience working on major brands in an integrated environment while learning from seasoned professionals," said Executive Director Andy Hopson. "They are skilled at writing creative briefs and strategic plans, budgeting, research techniques and how to present to clients.  It is an extremely intense and well-rounded experience."

Senior Thomas Echezabal, the manager of The Agency's digital studio nexGEN, which built the new site, said "The website profiles 31 graduating seniors and offers a centralized location for employers to easily learn about potential job candidates with bios and links to resumes, social media platforms, personal websites and portfolios."

The website is part of "The 100 Project," a multi-faceted program to place 100 percent of The Agency's seniors in jobs at graduation.  Other components of "The 100 Project" include a series of networking trips, brown-bag events, online initiatives and resume and interviewing skills training, all of which expose The Agency's students to multiple job opportunities and professional connections.

The Agency at UF™ is an auxiliary of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Led by professionals, staffed by students and inspired by faculty, The Agency is a team of professionals and hand-selected students with a passion for ideas that resonate with Millennials. Built on a foundation of research, The Agency develops inspired and informed campaigns to build brand loyalty among Millennials.

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