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If you aspire to a career in the advertising industry, you can gain valuable insight by taking writing, design, and art courses offered either in school or by private organizations. In addition to the theoretical ideas and techniques that such classes provide, you can actually apply what you learn by working full or part time at local department stores or newspaper offices. Some advertising agencies or research firms also employ students to interview people or to conduct other market research. Work as an agency clerk or messenger may also be available. Participating in internships at an advertising or marketing organization is yet another way to explore the field, as well as to determine your aptitude for advertising work. Talk with advertising workers about their careers. You may find it helpful to read publications dedicated to this industry, such as Advertising Age (http://www.adage.com).

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