As a professional designer, photographer, or filmmaker you should be a member of one or more of these professional organizations.
The American Advertising Federation has just a whole lot of stuff that you should be looking at, and it’s all right here.
The American Advertising Federation College Chapters has a lot of stuff that you should be looking at and getting involved in.
The American Advertising Federation of Louisville has a lot to offer students. Not only can you get involved in the Louie Competitions, you can earn scholarships, attend professional development seminars and basically hobnob with the powers that be in the advertising world.
The Professional Photographers Association has lots of How To’s and other educational benefits and discounts.
The AIGA (formerly known as the American Institute of Graphic Arts) is an American professional organization for design that has tons of stuff here such as jobs, salary surveys, freelancing issues, business issues, copyright info, compensation, and much, much more. Just a whole bunch of information for the blossoming advertising professional. You should visit this site every day.
The AIGA Louisville formerly Louisville Graphic Design Association sponsors The Show as well as great professional development opportunities for students and professionals. It’s pretty inexpensive for students to be members. You should do it. You can create a free account with AIGA Louisville to see possible job opportunities.