Monday, November 4, 2013

Opportunity for Minority Students: 2014 Starcom Mediavest Group Future Leaders Program


The SMG Future Leaders Programis back for its 6th year in 2014, 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 and New York, 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. 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 New York, NY) or up to $250 for travel and accommodation expenses for local candidates (60 miles or less outside of Chicago, IL or New York, NY) to participate in this program.

The Chicago program will take place at Starcom’s global headquarters in downtown Chicago, IL at 35 West Wacker Drive on Thursday, February 7 - Friday, February 8, 2014.  The New York program will take place at Starcom’s office in midtown Manhattan at 1675 Broadway on Thursday, February 21 - Friday, February 22, 2014.  Please note that you will rank which location (Chicago or New York) you are interested in when completing the online assessment.

Online applications are due Friday, November 22, 2013.

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 22nd.  Go to the “Careers” section, click on “Apply” to apply to the SMG Future Leader program posting (if there is difficulty finding the program, type in keyword Future Leaders and select "Future Leaders Program 2014."  If the candidate successfully passes the resume, assessment and essay review, he/she will be contacted to schedule a phone interview in November - December 2013.  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

Marissa Lutz Tario | Global Prestige Media Director
P&G Prestige
Chicago Office: 1.312.220.4738

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