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Every single dollar makes a difference!

Karis Pryor received her first internship with The BrandLab in 2012 when she was 18 years old. By the time she graduated from college in 2016 Karis had completed 3 additional internships and had a job waiting for her in the industry. Karis recently made her first personal donation to support The BrandLab and had this to say,

"Being able to give back was an easy thing after all The BrandLab has done for me. It feels good to see my involvement come full circle after so many years. I know that the funds go towards helping other TBL students with internships, college, networking, and landing their dream career, just like me." - Karis Pryor, Assistant Account Executive, Exponent PR

Join Karis and schedule your Give to the Max Day donation right now by visiting our GiveMN page. Because of you, The BrandLab works! Each and every one of you is crucial to ensuring the TBL rising stars are supported from classroom to career. Thank you!

2016 John Olson Scholarship Recipient

Meet Mohamed Malim! The 2016 recipient of the $10,000 John Olson Scholarship. Mohamed is currently a Junior, studying marketing at the University of Saint Thomas. He is talented, inspirational, and a natural leader. 

"This scholarship will help me finish college and get me one step closer to a career where my voice can be heard. It will also help me give back to others and inspire more students of color who can thrive in the marketing/advertising industry. This will help me make change in the world, and I'm ready for that challenge." - Mohamed Malim

Our heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers on the scholarship selection committee, all the TBL rising stars who submitted applications and of course to everyone at ICF Olson who continue to passionately work towards John Olson's vision of an industry that thrives on the insights and talents of all. 

The BrandLab Annual Report

Thank you so much to everyone who generously gives to The BrandLab. You are the reason we are seeing real change take place. You are the making the vision of a diverse and inclusive industry a reality!

We invite you to take a look at our annual report for our most recently completed fiscal year, July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. To everyone who is committed to the mission and vision of The BrandLab, thank you!

State of the Industry Update

12 percent by April 2017. The BrandLab has put forth the goal that the Twin Cities market can double our industry diversity rate and we have the tools and insights to support you on this journey. You are the champions of our mission!

Let's show how the Twin Cities is becoming the most diverse creative industry in the nation. It is truly amazing what happens when people like you come together for the common good. The survey for our State of the Industry research paper will hit inboxes in January 2017.
Current TBL Involvement Opportunities!

There are many ways to be involved with The BrandLab - here are a few! Contact us today to learn more about any of these opportunities and to be a part of the movement to change the face and voice of the industry.
  • TBL website expertise & support
  • Mentor an alumni
  • Volunteer in a classroom
  • Host an Intern
  • Become a diversity and inclusion advocate at your company
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