Jacht Ad Lab, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ student advertising agency, has announced their crew for the summer 2015 session, selecting students who represent a mix of returning and new students from multiple disciplines across the campus.
Laine Sanburg, senior advertising and public relations major, has been named student chief executive officer for the summer term.
Jacht provides students with an experience that builds on classroom instruction by creating a real-life ad agency. Mentorship and support from Nebraska Global and local ad agencies, Bailey Lauerman, Swanson Russell, and university faculty helped position Jacht as a unique hybrid of a for-credit college class and an entrepreneurial startup.
“Our applicant pool continues to grow as Jacht’s reputation for a great learning experience reaches across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus,” said Amy Struthers, associate professor of advertising and public relations, who founded Jacht and acts as the lead faculty member at the student ad lab.
Students utilize their skills and knowledge to work with real clients such as the Shrine Bowl of Nebraska; the Child Advocacy Center; Finke Gardens; Lighthouse; the Nebraska Dairy Association; Travefy; Bright Lights and the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Summer 2015 Jacht students and their hometowns:
Anna Thomas, Account Planner- Yutan, NE
Blake Hanna, Accountant/Editor- Chandler, AZ
Bonnie Ricketts, Designer- Lincoln, NE
Casey Venema, Copywriter-Fremont, NE Chandler Brill, Account Executive- Scottsbluff, NE
Craig Zimmerman, Videographer- Lincoln, NE
John Ficenec, Photographer- Omaha, NE
Karley Isenberg, Account Executive- Omaha, NE
Karley Johnson, Designer- Lincoln, NE
Kate Lindstrom, Account Planner- Kearney, NE
Laine Sanburg, CEO- Lincoln, NE
Lauren Simonsen, Designer- Sutton, NE
Lindsay Esparrago, Copywriter- Papillion, NE
Natalia Hernandez, Photographer- South Elgin, IL
Paige McNaney, Designer- Omaha, NE
Patrick Wright, Photographer- Broken Bow, NE
Raven Haynes, Project Manager- Omaha, NE
Rylee Terry, Account Executive- Grand Island, NE
Stephanie Volz, Public Relations- North Platte, NE
Editor’s note: Photos of the summer crew