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Edison Graphic Design Students Wow Industry Professionals and Earn Internships & Scholarships
Friday, January 24, 2014 10:10 AM

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Congratulations to the Thomas Edison High School students that were recognized by The BrandLab for the work they accomplished throughout their Digital Media Capstone class this year. Volunteers from BBDO Proximity advertising agency and The BrandLab worked with students to share their knowledge about the advertising and marketing industries while the students worked through a Request for Proposal prepared by BBDO for their pro-bono client, The Como Zoo. The students then presented their groups' Creative Brief on how to attract teens to the Como Zoo at BBDO's downtown office for industry executives. The presentations exemplified the students' impressive skills in marketing/research, public speaking, group work, and graphic design. Members of the "winning" group were Ahmad Abdullahi'15, Jackii Bravo '14, and Jasmine Tappin '14.
Excitingly, The BrandLab offers opportunities for students to apply for summer internships working with advertising agencies in the Twin Cities and post-secondary scholarships. This group of students showed exemplary promise for which 7 students were specially recognized. Christian Hidalgo '14, Alexis Jenson '16, Jacob Mulay '14, Jasmine Tappin '14, Eboni Washington '14,  and Wa Yang '15 were offered paid summer internships. Noel Niyonkuru '14 and Wa Yang '14 received scholarships to the institution of their choice. Edison High School is proud and excited to support these students' future endeavors through this successful partnership.

About BrandLab
The BrandLab is a non-profit that works to change the face and voice of the marketing industry by introducing, guiding and preparing students for careers in marketing. More information at www.TheBrandLab.org

About BBDO Proximity Minneapolis
BBDO's mantra is "The Work. The Work. The Work." Every day, BBDO people in 289 offices in 81 countries work day by day, job by job and client by client to create and deliver the world's most compelling commercial content. For seven years in a row, BBDO has been the most creative agency network in the world in The Gunn Report and for the past six years, BBDO has also been ranked the most awarded agency network across all marketing communications in The Directory Big Won. In addition, BBDO has been named Network of the Year at Cannes five times and was also named the world's most Effective Agency Network in the inaugural Effie Effectiveness Index. BBDO has been chosen Agency of the Year multiple times by the leading industry trade publications.
BBDO is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.
 
About Thomas Edison High School
Through innovation and personal empowerment, the Edison community will partner with our students, igniting a passion for lifelong learning, instilling the ideals of international mindedness, leading our students to succeed at Edison and beyond.
More information at edison.mpls.k12.mn.us