Next Gen Dinner Series

Calling all marketing, creative, advertising
& digital students The Next Gen Dinner Series is your chance to shine in front of industry execs and hiring managers .

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Ad Lounge invites graduating students of Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business, Graphic Design, Web Development and Digital programs to a free evening of networking over dinner & drinks with leading industry executives. You apply. We select the top applicants. You attend an exciting training session. The rest is up to you.

Group Photo Next Gen Dinner Series

Students


Are you an ambitious student about to cross the bridge from academia to that much talked-of and incredibly mysterious "real world"? Rest easy, my talented friend, you've stumbled upon the right page.

We'd like to offer you not only the training to develop your personal brand, but also an opportunity to dazzle the industry's greatest over a fancy dinner, as you literally rub elbows with its top leaders and your esteemed peers.

Now you might be wondering, "How on earth could I afford all this?" Fear not. We were students once! Everything is… wait for it… free! We'll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the ground. Believe us, it's as awesome as it sounds.

Here's what's in it for you


Learn the art of preparing for and nailing an interview.

Receive constructive feedback on your resume and/or portfolio (if applicable).

Receive world-class training from our partner, Combustion Creative.

Meet your potential boss or mentor over free dinner and drinks. How awesome would what story be?

Bragging rights on your resume. Hiring managers now look for the “Next Gen Dinner Series Finalist” stamp on resumes. True story. We know because we talk to them every day.

Requirements


You're a graduating student from a marketing, advertising, communications, design or digital media program.

You can prove that you stand out among your peers in some way.

You're passionate about the industry you wish to work in, and can show us how.

What's so great about the Next Gen Dinner Series? That's for you to decide. Don't stall, your future awaits!

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How The Program Works


You apply. We select the top applicants. The rest is up to you.

Apply | October 31, 2015 - February 15, 2016

300+ graduating students apply before February 15, 2016

Interview | February 6, 2016 - February 22, 2016

The top students are invited for an interview

Select

The top 63 Students are Selected

Train

Finalists are trained by Combustion Creativity on Ideation, Collaboration and Presentation Skills

Dine | March 22, 2016

Finalists network with industry executives over a gourmet dinner & drinks at Brassaii

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Select

  • Train

  • Dine
Apply | October 31, 2015 - February 15, 2016

300+ graduating students apply

Interview | February 6, 2016-February 22, 2016

The top students are invited for an interview

Select

The top 63 Students are Selected

Train

Finalists are trained by Combustion Creativity on Ideation, Collaboration and Presentation Skills

Dine | March 22, 2016

Finalists network with industry executives over a gourmet dinner & drinks at Brassaii

Sponsorship


Looking for a fresh new approach to recruit young talent? We'd love to hear from you!

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and available table categories contact our sponsorship team.

Sponsorship package

Testimonials


Ad Lounge’s Next Gen Dinner Series has made a huge impact on the careers of all attendees. Here are some of the facts, figures and inspirational quotes from alumni!

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of Dinner Series attendees said that the event played a vital role in preparing them for and being confident in their first interview.

How alumni describe their experience


Exciting, challenging and fun!

Incredibly insightful opportunity facilitating a network of the top marketing minds in Canada.

Great atmosphere and inspiring speakers made this evening memorable!


Made me passionate about the industry and inspired to take action and start searching for the right position.

Delicious.

An amazing networking experience.

What alumni say of the outcome


Incredible industry peers

The training experience was eye-opening. It helped me realized what sets me apart, making me 10 times more prepared and excited to show employers who I am as a person and what I have to offer.

Increased confidence


Meeting a large range of seasoned industry executives in a less formal environment – allowing students to ask specific and personal questions. I made great connections with unbelievably talented people – which in return made me realize I had to push myself even further to remain competitive with my peers.

Connections with potential employers

Meet The Committee

Meet the team of volunteers and Dinner Series Alumni hard at work behind the scenes.


Trina Boos
Founder, Ad Lounge President, Boost Agents
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Allison Micelli
Event Lead
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Dajana Radic
Event Coordinator
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Fangru Wu
Co Creative Director
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Kael Cruz
Co Creative Director
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Greg Wise
Web Developer
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Tanya Baptista
Co Director of Sponsorship
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Pegah Esmaeilzadeh
Co Director of Sponsorship
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Teri Yeung
Director of Marketing
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Previous Next Gen Dinner Series


MARCH 25, 2014

Brassaii (461 King St W.)

MAR 6, 2013

Brassaii (461 King St W.)