Spring is quickly approaching and before you turn your clock forward, it’s time to make plans for a summer internship.
Internships offer valuable experience, a chance to network and an opportunity to find a mentor. For some unknown reason (other than I was a schmuck), I always started my internship hunt the closer it was to summer. Bad idea. Creative internships are often competitive, so it’s better to slide your book in early to get a lead on the competition.
Don’t know where to start? Advisors and professors are always a good choice in sussing out creative opportunities. Of course, you know I always got your back, so here’s a few cool openings:
Boelter + Lincoln
Apply for a few. Apply for them all. Just go out and be creative rock stars. Good luck!
Ready to stop being an aspiring creative and ready to do?
Seriously, want to spend 3-weeks at your own pop-up agency creating a campaign for real clients? If this opportunity sounds like your cup of…er…tea (sorry, couldn’t resist) apply to the Marcus Graham Project’s 2017 iCR8 Winter Boot Camp.
Its third year in Chicago, the iCR8 Winter Boot Camp aims to give a diverse group of aspiring ad folks exposure to the industry and experience to propel them into the world of advertising and media.
And everyone I know who participated in MGP are absolute rockstars.
Be a rockstar. Apps are due December 17, so get to it.
If Chicago winters aren’t your thing (trust me, they ain’t pretty), get started on their flagship summer boot camp application.
For my NY readers, sorry for the late notice but FCB is hosting a dope career fair TOMORROW at the Roosevelt Hotel.
For my Chicago readers, y’all got some time. This same dope career fair will be making its way to the midwest. Hosted by Leo Burnett at DePaul University.
There is a $25 dollar registration, but I promise it’s worth the investment. I went to this event back in 2013 and it was an inspiring event and helpful event. Plus, making some killer connections didn’t hurt.
Register for either event here.
Hey Chicago, OMD is having an awesome networking event Tuesday, February 9. An afternoon lunch with meet and greets, mock interviews and a Q&A. If you’re free (like this event *wink face emoji*) stop by.
It’s that time of year again! The MAIP application is now open. Apply by October 30, for your chance to intern at some up top agencies around the country. I didn’t find out about MAIP until after I graduated college. Don’t be like me.