Monday, November 5, 2012

2013 Starcom MediaVest Group Future Leaders Program

The SMG Future Leaders Programis back for its 5th year in 2013, and we are looking for Indiana University students to apply!
The Future Leaders Programis a 2-day, intense look at media career opportunities at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago, designed primarily 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 play as associates upon graduating. They will interact with key SMG executives and line managers as well as experience real projects and professional scenarios during the workshop.  The activities conclude with full-time interviews and potential for placement upon graduation.

This 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. It also allows students to experience and explore Chicago.  Furthermore, SMG will be providing up to $500 for travel and accommodation expenses for non-local (60 miles or more outside of Chicago, IL) or up to $250 for travel and accommodation expenses for local candidates (60 miles or less outside of Chicago, IL) to participate in this program.

The Program will take place Thursday, February 7 - Friday, February 8, 2013. Online applications are due Friday, November 9, 2012.

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 bachelors degree or higher
•        Interested in pursing a full time employment opportunity at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago, IL upon graduation

How to Apply:
The candidate must apply online to the SMG Future Leaders program and complete the following to be considered for this program:
•        Submit resume
•        Online assessment
•        Additional essay
Applications will be accepted online at www.starcomusa.comthrough November 9th.  Go to the “Careers” section, click on “Apply Now” to apply to the SMG Future Leader program posting.  If the candidate successfully passes the resume, assessment and essay review, he/she will be contacted to schedule a phone interview in November - December 2012.  All candidates will be notified by early January if they are selected to participate in this program.

If the candidate does well on the phone interview, their resume and application will be assessed by a designated selection committee.  Decisions are based upon:
•        Demonstrated Leadership
•        Academic Achievement
•        Extracurricular activities
•        Work experience

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

Best Regards,

Marissa and the SMG IU Recruiting Team

Note: For any interested current Juniors - applications for Summer Internships will be available shortly on through 1/11/13).

Marissa Lutz | Luxury Communications Planning Associate Director
t: 1.312.220.4738