Now in its 33rd year, the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop is a two-day conference that continues to be singled out by human resource professionals as one of the best places to find skilled students and recent graduates of color for job and internship opportunities. Attendees will learn about opportunities in digital media, creative production, advertising, research, sales and marketing, while attending a full day of seminars during the Workshop’s first day. Students will then have the chance to meet with human resource professionals from major media companies during the Workshop’s career fair on day two.
The 2017 Multicultural Career Workshop will take place October 12 & October 13 in New York City.
Applicants must be college juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates at the time of application. You need not be a communications major, however IRTS seeks applicants who have demonstrated the skills necessary to succeed in a corporate environment, and/or have an interest in communications through experience and extra-curricular activities. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, digital media, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Corporations have a wide range of departments (research, programming, production, news, public relations, sales, marketing, accounting, legal affairs, and creative services), therefore they seek applicants from many different disciplines.
Conferees attend a comprehensive orientation to the media business featuring in-depth panel discussions, as well as opportunities to network with peers and professionals. Panel topics include “Business Careers in Media”, “Creating Content: News & Entertainment Production Careers”, “Executive Leadership”, “Making the Right Impression” and “Getting Started: Advice from Junior Professionals.”
Attendees meet with Human Resource professionals from more than 25 major communications companies.
Participants attend Workshop events free of charge.
Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Students who are accepted are required to attend both days of the program.
All students will be responsible for their own travel to and from the Workshop.*
*Students traveling from a distance may apply separately for underwritten accommodations.
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Please return next year to access the Multicultural Career Workshop application, listed below:
2017 IRTS APPLICATION
Conferees will be selected on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early!
“There’s nothing like bringing together big media companies all in one room and having the opportunity to meet with each of them. Having those face-to-face conversations is an opportunity you can find no place else!”
Television News Reporter
FOX Illinois WCCU -TV 55/27
“My decision to attend the Multicultural Career Workshop changed my life. The experience showed me just how powerful, resourceful, and willing I truly am. I am confident it will do the same if not more for others who desire it so.”
“I risked 3 days at my job and missing my best friends birthday… but it was so worth it! This workshop made me realize that being a minority in the Media industry is not out of reach. I am forever grateful for this experience!”
Account Service Representative
“IRTS was such an amazing experience, best two days of my college career. I made a lifetime of new friends and an endless amount of connections. Can‘t wait to see where I’ll be post graduation. Thank You IRTS!”
Brand Communications Assistant
“I have never been in a space where so many people wanted you to succeed. It never felt like we were competing, but rather a place where everyone wanted to help one another. It really helped to foster relationships that could last a lifetime!”
Coordinator, Community Management
Capitol Music Group
“The IRTS Multicultural Career workshop was essential in my growth and development as a future media leader. The lessons learned and connections made, both personally and professionally, last long beyond the conference.”
Anchor Production Assistant
“The IRTS Multicultural Workshop is an unparalleled networking event that truly focuses on fostering diversity and inclusion in the media industry. As a former attendee, it put me on the fast track to making my dreams a reality and allowed me to a develop a tight knit community of like-minded future leaders. “
Social Video Strategist
ABC – Disney
AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
CBS Television Stations
Cox Media Group
Cox Television Rep Firms
Creative Artist Agency
Discovery Communications, Inc.
DISH Media Sales
Educational Broadcasting Corporation/Thirteen – WNET
FiOS1 News/ Regional News Network
FOX Networks Group
FOX News Channel
FOX Television Stations/Fox Station Sales
Katz Media Group, Inc.
MediaCom, a Grey Global Group Company
Mix 102.7, WNEW
National Cable Communications
National CineMedia (NCM)
National Public Radio (NPR)
New York Market Radio (NYMRAD)
New Line Cinema
News 12 Networks/Cablevision
NY1 News / NY1 Noticias
Power 105, WWPR
Time Warner Cable
United Talent Agency (UTA)