Career Trek: Marketing, Advertising and PR November 15th in West Des Moines

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?

Join the Pomerantz Career Center for a trip to West Des Moines, IA on Friday, November 15 from 8am-6:30pm to visit two organizations, learn about both the industry and specific job functions + network with local industry professionals and alumni.

Whether you are still exploring career interests or seeking internship, job or networking opportunities, this Trek will be a great experience for all school years & experience levels! — visit 2 Advertising/PR/Marketing focused companies, get an office tour, learn about what they do and opportunities available, gain hands-on experience and network with company leadership & employees — end the day with a networking social with professionals from a variety of thriving West Des Moines Advertising/PR/Marketing companies and University of Iowa alum to get your questions answered and make important connections Info on the companies we will be visiting:

1. Strategic America:  Founded in 1980, Strategic America is a full-service, integrated Des Moines advertising agency specializing in public relations, digital, traditional, direct response and creative solutions. Our talented team manages a diverse client mixture of leading national brands and local SMBs. Our mission is to “Finding A Better Way, Always”​ with every program we support.

2. Performance Marketing:  Performance Marketing is an ad agency that delivers big thinking and inspired creative. We specialize in ideas, strategies and tactics that build brands and drive sales by being at the right place at the right time. From branding, media and PR to websites, apps and video, we do it all.

*** This Career Trek is free for undergraduate students to attend. Transportation, breakfast & lunch are provided.

To register, RSVP & complete the registration survey. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 7. Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email to confirm additional details.

*** This Career Trek is in partnership with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

If you have any questions or additional needs, please email

Angi McKie

McKie, Angi - Assistant Provost and Executive Director