ZAP established Maverickz in hopes of collaborating with advertising and marketing companies across Tampa Bay who are excited to offer our current students opportunities to enrich their academic experience. Our goal is to educate the next generation of advertising leaders, but in order to achieve that goal, we need the support of current professionals who aspire to give back and offer hands-on opportunities to our high-achieving students.

Social Forces

Social Forces is a local advertising agency housed in Tampa that specializes in social media and online marketing. This agency has been connected to USF for years, offering current students internships, giving company tours, and teaching advertising courses. When given the opportunity to partner with Maverickz, they were the first to dive in, and we are so grateful for their continued support.


Ella Bing is best known for their fashionable bow ties, but the family owned and operated small business in Tampa has much deeper meaning. The business donates 10% of every sale to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, for suicide prevention and awareness. Not only do they help the community, they love to educate students, and hire interns each year to assist in marketing projects, video and photography content, and social media.

Dunn & Co

Dunn & Co is a full-service advertising agency in Tampa, Florida with a second office in London, UK that specializes in, well, everything! The company is able to create an ad from start to finish, with a full production studio as well as a full strategy, creative, digital, media, and analytics team. This agency has the advantage of offering various opportunities to students interested in the field of advertising.

Harbr Co

Harbr Co is a creative digital agency in Tampa, Florida that specializes in custom WordPress, website design, website development, branding, and social. With a motto of "its not a job, its a lifestyle" you can guess this is an agency that would be enjoyable but challenging to work or intern for. They specifically look for interns that are interested in strategy and content writing and can handle high caliber work.

Brave People

Brave People, a Tampa-based digital creative agency, specializes in developing strategies, creating content, and building products to inspire the people our brands care about most. They have partnered with Maverickz to educate the next generation of web design developers and we are excited to put them to the task!