By Natalie Sandberg Taylor (’14)
Advertising professor Doug McKinlay took an unconventional step to help his students excel.
A small sign in the office of Douglas R. McKinlay (BA ’68, MA ’69) reads, “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” Advancing years certainly didn’t hold McKinlay back from enlisting last spring in an experience normally reserved for the young: an internship.
For eight weeks the 72-year-old BYU advertising professor proudly wore his self-selected nickname, the World’s Oldest Intern, while working in Dallas at the country’s largest independently owned advertising agency, the Richards Group.