Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at USF Answers Governor Rick Scott's Call For "Ready, Set, Work Challenge"

The Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP) is committed to ensure 100 percent of its graduates find jobs after college

Dec 15, 2015, 15:20 ET from Zimmerman Advertising

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Zimmerman, founder and chairman of Zimmerman Advertising and donor to the newly named Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at the University of South Florida announced today that the school's ZAP program has accepted Florida Gov. Rick Scott's statewide "Ready, Set, Work" university challenge.

Governor Rick Scott issued the challenge to all Florida universities to start "better aligning degrees with the student's opportunity to get a job after college." He wants 100 percent of college graduates to obtain full-time employment within a year of receiving their degrees. USF's ZAP program has already met the challenge; with 100 percent of students garnering full-time employment offers after graduation.

"The advertising curriculum and educational experience must be relevant for the student to succeed in today's real world of advertising," said Zimmerman, who is also a member of the USF Board of Trustees. "As trustees, business leaders and educators committed to higher learning, we have a responsibility to these students. They are tomorrow's leaders and the future of our country."  

About Zimmerman Advertising
Zimmerman Advertising, an Omnicom Group company, is the leading integrated, retail agency in the country. Zimmerman's clients represent some of the most prominent retail brands in the country, including hhgregg, Nissan, Party City, Dunkin' Donuts, Chico's, Tire Kingdom, AutoNation, Boston Market, The Fresh Market and Michaels. Headquartered in South Florida, the agency has retail service offices throughout the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville. For information on the agency, visit http://www.zadv.com.

About Omnicom Group
Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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