Imagewest, founded in 2004, is a student-run advertising and public relations agency at Western Kentucky University and is part of the School of Journalism & Broadcasting (SJ&B). Both Imagewest and the SJ&B, have built a strong reputation of award-winning work and outstanding alumni. Throughout the year, our students at Imagewest complete projects for local, national and international clients.
Facts About Imagewest
- Each semester students compete for 10 – 12 positions such as PR coordinator, account executive, graphic designer, broadcast coordinator and web designer.
- Provides services such as branding, consulting, communications, event planning, graphic design, publicity, research, social media, strategic planning, video production, web design, writing and much more.
- Imagewest has worked with more than 200 clients including local, regional, national and even international organizations.
- The agency was recognized for award winning work in its first year and continues to receive honors on an annual basis.
- Any revenues that are generated go directly back into the School of Journalism & Broadcasting to cover expenses such as equipment, supplies, scholarships and travel.
- The agency is part of Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting’s Center for 21st Century Media Program of Distinction, which is approved and funded by Kentucky’s Council on Post-Secondary Education Regional Excellence Trust Fund.
- American Advertising Federation
- Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
- Professional Marketing Association
Facts About The Students
- The majority of students who participate are advertising, graphic design and public relations majors.
- Students earn course credit during the internship and are eligible to apply for the Imagewest Summer Abroad Internship Scholarship.
- Opportunity for students to develop confidence, skills, experience, and enhance their portfolios.
- Interns at Imagewest communicate with clients face-to-face.
- Interns work hands-on as a team on client projects from conception to completion.
- Students have an advantage over other graduates in the job market by completing an internship and having “real-world” experience.
- Over 250 internship positions have been created.
- A good majority of the interns that have graduated are working in the industry.