IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop

Wednesday, December 4 & Thursday, December 5


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Those who submitted their applications by the deadline will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis

Now in its 35th 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 2019 Multicultural Career Workshop will take place in New York City.

December 4 & 5th, 2019

APPLICATION CLOSED: Those who submitted their applications by the deadline will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis


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. Since media is an ever-evolving and multifaceted field, Day 1 panel topics are designed to introduce attendees to the various positions and opportunities within the industry. Attendees are encouraged to engage in conversation with our industry professionals, who are always enthusiastic about connecting with IRTS program attendees. The first day of the IRTS Multicultural Workshop Program sets the tone for many conferees’ professional goals moving forward.
See Selection of Panel Discussions


“Executive Leadership: Meet the IRTS Board of Directors”
“Explore Business Careers In Media”
“Creating Content: News, Entertainment, & Production Careers”
“Making the Right Impression: Advice from Human Resources”
“Getting Started: Advice from Junior Professionals”



Attendees meet with Human Resource professionals from more than 25 major communications companies.
See Selection of Partner 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.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Those who submitted their applications by the deadline will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis

Jordan Vazquez

Headshot of 2017 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Jordan Vazquez

“My most important takeaway from the IRTS Conference was that a career path is a marathon, not a race. I was a Graduate student and nervous that my career plans had not yet panned out. After receiving realistic advice and industry insight – I realized I may be late but my train is always on schedule.”

Jordan Vazquez
Direct Response

Meghan Sowersby*

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop attendee, Meghan Sowersby

The most exciting aspect of media is that the industry can take you so many places. This workshop helped me explore the future of my career. Thanks to the support of IRTS, advice from panelists, and encouragement from others, I have a new sense of direction and the motivation to achieve my goals!

Meghan Sowersby
Social Media & Production Intern
NFL Films

Imelda Burgan*

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

“The IRTS’s Multicultural Career Workshop is an unparalleled networking event that truly focuses on fostering diversity and inclusion in media the media industry. 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
Digital Brand Studio Team

Chukwuma Egbuzie

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop attendee, Chukwuma Egbuzie

My biggest takeaway was, ‘No one will believe in your dream more than you.’ I was grateful to network with bright, young professionals in the media industry. Having the opportunity to speak with recruiters on Day 2 was incredibly useful. It was worth the six hours of travel from Massachusetts!

Chukwuma Egbuzie
Diversity & Inclusion Intern

Lauren Williams

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop attendee, Lauren Williams

The IRTS Multicultural Workshop was such an amazing opportunity! The workshop allowed me the opportunity to discover new career paths and understand the landscape of the industry. It was also inspiring to network with students that are so passionate about their future.

Lauren Willians
Associate Producer, Interactive


Senait Gebregiorgis

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Senait Gebregeorgis

“There’s nothing like bringing all these big media companies together in one room, and then having the opportunity to meet with each of them! Having face-to-face conversations with representatives from those companies is an amazing opportunity you can find no place else!”

Senait Gebregiorgis
Television News Reporter
ABC Louisville, KY WHAS-TV

Avery McCoy

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop attendee, Avery McCoy

Before attending the workshop, I was unaware of all of the opportunities the media industry offered. I left the workshop knowing that I should work for success just as much as hope for it. Attending was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made; IRTS showed me I can a leader in the media industry if I continue to always put my best foot forward.”

Avery McCoy
Area Manager

Elena Piech

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop attendee, Elena Piech

Prior to attending the workshop, I was nervous thinking about post-graduation prospects. After hearing candid insights and inspiring stories from leaders and rising stars alike, I’m excited! It was empowering to see so many people of color gathered together in one room. Even though the workshop was just two days long, I made connections that will last a lifetime.”

Elena Piech
Marketing Manager
The Glimpse Group

Nandi Howard

Headshot of 2015 Multicultural Career Workshop participant, Nandi Howard

“I had to catch a 15-hour bus ride from Atlanta to New York to be at the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop. I risked three days at my job and missing my best friend’s birthday… but it was so worth it! This workshop made me realize that being a successful minority in the media industry is not out of reach. I am forever grateful for this experience.”

Nandi Howard
Talent Acquisition – Technical Recruiter

*Upon completion of IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop, this individual was also selected to participate in the IRTS Summer Fellowship Program and/or IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate Program

To inquire about participating as a recruiter in this year’s Workshop, please see below.


Are you a recruiter or company representative interested in joining our Workshop’s Career Fair?

Please contact for more information.