Friday, November 4, 2011

SMG Future Leaders Program

Hello from Starcom MediaVest Group!

The SMG Future Leaders Programis back for its 4th year in 2012, and we are looking for Indiana University students to apply!
The Future Leaders Programis a 2-day, intensive look at media career opportunities at Starcom MediaVest Group, primarily intended for minority students in their final year of college. Students are immersed in media training and case studies in an effort to review the role they’ll potentially play as associates upon graduating. They will interact with key SMG executives and managers, as well as experience real projects and professional scenarios during the workshop. The activities conclude with full-time interviews for the Media Associate position and potential placement upon graduation. The program offers students who have an interest in a media career the opportunity to gain a greater understanding and insight into the day-to-day activities and career paths of media professionals.

The Program also allows students to experience and explore Chicago. SMG will be providing reimbursement for up to $500 for travel and accommodation expenses for non-local candidates (living greater than 60 miles outside of Chicago, IL) or up to $250 for local candidates (living less than 60 miles from Chicago) to travel to Starcom’s global headquarters in downtown Chicago, IL. The Program will take place Thursday, February 9 - Friday, February 10, 2012. Online applications are due Monday, November 11, 2011.

Requirements: The SMG Future Leaders program is primarily intended for minority students. You may apply to the program if you meet the following:
• GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale
• A citizen or permanent resident of the United States
• In the final year of college in pursuit of Bachelor's Degree or higher
• Interest in pursing a full time employment opportunity at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago, IL upon graduation

How to Apply: Apply online to the "SMG Future Leaders Program" and complete the following:
• Visit go to the "Careers" section, click on Apply Now, and select the SMG Future Leader program posting
• Submit resume
• Complete online SMG Future Leaders Program Assessment
• Respond to additional essay

Applications will be accepted online at www.starcomworldwide.comuntil November 11, 2011. Only complete applications that are received prior to November 11th will be reviewed. Phone interviews will take place November - December 2011. All candidates will be notified by late January if they are selected to participate in this program.

Final decisions will be assessed by a designated selection committee in late January and will be based upon:
• Demonstrated Leadership
• Academic Achievement
• Extracurricular activities
• Work experience

We will only select roughly 12 students nation-wide to participate in the program, so while the online application will be accessible until November 11th, we encourage students to apply soon as we expect a high volume of applicants.

We would be thrilled to showcase the great Indiana University talent at the SMG Future Leaders Program and would really appreciate your help in sending this information along to your students at your earliest convenience. We suggest students also explore our website at greater detail on our vision, clients, case studies, and other general information about our company.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word to our Future Leaders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at the email below or Sally Gilbert at

Best Regards,
Marissa and the SMG IU Recruiting Team

Marissa Lutz | Luxury Communications Planning Supervisor
t: 1.312.220.4738