Student Membership


We love you. Seriously. Look for events ranging from portfolio reviews to Creative Speed Dates and have some of your best work forwarded on to the Regional and National American Advertising Awards for major street cred. Your membership is tailored for you to gain an inside look at the advertising life and get you networking with some of the best in the business. Those are the people, after all, who are always looking for the next big talent… AKA: you!


  • Student discounts available for American Advertising Awards Award entries
  • 20 Minutes & A Pizza presentations on various topics for personal & professional development
  • Ability to host portfolio reviews at your college/university with a panel of local advertising professionals
  • Access to wide variety of advertising industry professionals to develop connections, explore internship opportunities and build job prospect contacts for post-college job search


  • Public recognition in the membership directory on our AAF Greater Rochester website
  • Member discounts at all programs and professional and social events (including the annual American Advertising Awards, 20 Minutes & A Beer and R/ADweek events)
  • Our American Advertising Awards (aka The ADDYs) draws 500+ advertising professionals from the Rochester community and serves as a way to celebrate and recognize the great work that’s been done over the course of the previous year
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events
  • Free job postings on our AAF Greater Rochester website (posts are viewed by job seekers interested in a variety of advertising and marketing positions) — valued at $30/month
  • Advanced notice of all events
  • Voting representation at AAF Greater Rochester Annual Members’ meeting
  • Multiple networking opportunities with AAF Greater Rochester membership and the advertising community throughout the year
  • Scholarship benefit to Nazareth College‘s MS Integrated Marketing and Communications program in the School of Management, reducing master degree program costs by 25% (amounts to three free courses and is an estimated savings of nearly $8,000!). More details.

50% off an Adweek subscription


25% off an Ad Age subscription


Variety of discounts off FedEx services