IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop

Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13, 2017

The 2017 Multicultural Career Workshop has ended, we encourage you to apply next year!

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.

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The 2018 Multicultural Career Workshop will take place 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.



Please return next year to access the Multicultural Career Workshop application, listed below:


Conferees will be selected on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early!

Senait Gebregiorgis

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Senait Gebregeorgis

“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!”

Senait Gebregiorgis
Television News Reporter
FOX Illinois WCCU -TV 55/27

Timothy Tukes

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Timothy Tukes. Timothy was also a 2016 IRTS Summer Fellow

“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.”

Timothy Tukes
Consulting Analyst

Nandi Howard

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Nandi Howard

“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!”

Nandi Howard
Technical Recruiter

Micah Minter

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Micah Minter. Micah was also a 2016 IRTS Summer Fellow
“I dreamed of reaching my goals. I planned to reach my goals. IRTS showed me how to reach my goals; the IRTS Conference was the best 48 hour investment I’ve ever made!”

Micah Minter
Account Service Representative
Turner Entertainment

Karen Damoah

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Karen Damoah

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!”

Karen Damoah
Brand Communications Assistant

Tristin Marshall

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Tristin Marshall

“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!”

Tristin Marshall
Coordinator, Community Management
Capitol Music Group

Malik Johnson

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Malik Johnson. Malik was also a 2016 IRTS Summer Fellow

“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.”

Malik Johnson
Anchor Production Assistant

Imelda Burgan

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Imelda Burgan. Imelda was also a 2017 IRTS Summer Fellow

“The IRTS Multicultural Workshop is an unparalleled networking event that truly focuses on fostering diversity and inclusion in media. 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. “

Imelda Burgan
Social Video Strategist
Fullscreen Media

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