IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop

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October 12-13, 2017

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.

ELIGIBILITY 
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.

DAY ONE 
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.”

DAY TWO 
Attendees meet with Human Resource professionals from more than 25 major communications companies.

COSTS:

  • 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 travelling from a distance may apply separately for underwritten accommodations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE ONLINE IN JULY 2017