UTD Business School Partners With TGR Creative, Alumni Agency

[Plano, Texas – March 12, 2024] TGR Creative is excited to announce its ongoing partnership with the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to provide valuable hands-on marketing experience for students. For the past two semesters, TGR and JSOM have collaborated to offer internship opportunities to 10 undergraduate students each semester, allowing them to work on TGR’s clients/brands and gain real-world agency marketing experience.

During the first semester in Fall 2023, the student interns had the opportunity to work on Truman Factory (thetrumanfactory.com), known as the Official Candy of Gaming. They were tasked with creating a comprehensive marketing strategy to position the candy product within the gaming space. The interns worked diligently to develop innovative marketing initiatives and conducted research to identify strategic opportunities for the brand in the gaming industry. In their inaugural capstone awards, the student marketing interns won 1st Place out of all of the Marketing Capstone Projects in JSOM for Fall 2023.

In the second semester, Spring 2024, the focus shifted to #DFWCreators (dfwcreators.net), a brand aimed at connecting content creators, creatives, and young professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The interns split into two teams, with half focusing on creating brand partnership strategies and marketing materials to enhance the brand’s visibility and attract local companies for partnerships. The other half of the interns concentrated on marketing strategy, content creation, and community engagement, playing a vital role in growing and fostering the #DFWCreators community.

Eric Aaberg, CEO & Head of Marketing at TGR Creative, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “Our collaboration with UTD’s Business School has been incredibly rewarding for both the students and TGR Creative. It provides students with valuable real-world marketing experience while offering TGR access to fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. We look forward to continuing this partnership and making a positive impact on the future marketing professionals.” In addition, Eric commented how grateful he was to see his agency team partner with his alma mater: “It’s awesome to be able to stay in touch with my alma mater and partner with the undergraduate marketing department. This partnership not only has benefited us tremendously with young creative talent, but it’s been able to provide a mentorship and hands-on experience for the students as well.”

Through this partnership, TGR Creative and UTD’s JSOM Business School are committed to providing students with the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world marketing challenges, preparing them for successful careers in the industry.

For more information about TGR Creative and its partnership with UTD’s JSOM Business School, please visit tgr.gg.

For more information about the Naveen Jindal School of Management, please visit jindal.utdallas.edu.

Contact: For media inquiries or further information, please contact the TGR Creative Public Relations Team at [email protected].