Is Your Company Cultivating a Diverse Workplace?

So why is diversity so important in your internship programs?

If you think interns are just fetching coffee and getting copies, you couldn’t be more wrong. Your internship program is actually a training ground for top talent. Look at your interns and you’ll be looking at the future of your company. The intern hire you make today has a 60 percent probability of being the entry-level superstar of tomorrow.

A more diverse internship pool will also translate into greater entry level diversity – which builds a more diverse workforce and leads to a more profitable and successful company!

THE ADVERTISING CLUB OF NEW YORK’s FOUNDATION
works to build and connect a community of diverse and inclusive talent that will fuel our industry’s talent pipeline and foster a new generation of leaders.

The Foundation’s programming and pipeline efforts are thoughtfully and intentionally constructed to Promote, Attract, Retain, and Train an advertising, marketing and media workforce that reflects all communities.

  • We recruit and attract a robust applicant pool of diverse and multicultural college juniors, seniors, and graduate talent by targeting Tri-state area institutions and historical black colleges and universities (HBCU’s).
  • We vet each applicant’s credentials: GPA (3.0+), enrollment status, and conduct a phone/video interviews
  • ACNY Intern Listing (Opens Mid-February). A weekly newsletter shared with recruiters to peruse intern profiles (resumes, letters of recommendation, essays, etc.)
  • We offer enhanced programming for ACNY Interns and Non-ACNY Interns – increasing the value of the internship experience for companies at minimal costs.
    • AD Club membership for one year! (ACNY complimentary; Special pricing for Non-ACNY)
    • LUNCH & LEARN SERIES – (ACNY complimentary; Non-ACNY $125/intern)
    • MENTOR – ACNY Interns will be paired with an AD Club Young Pro mentor for the summer

So how does it work?

  • ACNY recruits/attracts/vets students to be included on the weekly ACNY Intern Listing
  • You Sign up to receive the weekly ACNY Intern Listing which start in Mid-February
  • You Interact (outreach/set up interviews/make offer) with the intern directly
  • You Make an Offer to intern. Send an email to ericka@theadvertisingclub.org with details (start/end dates, location, payment, position, duties). Interns profile will then be removed from Listing
  • The Intern will now be a part of your company internship program
    • This includes work assignments, payment, internal programming, benefits if applicable, etc.
      • Our ASK
      • You and your ACNY intern attend a welcome luncheon
      • You allow your ACNY intern to attend weekly Lunch and Learn Series (each Wednesday 1pm-2:30pm – June-August); if it doesnt interfere with internal programming or work
      • You allow your ACNY to participate in the Pitch competition at the end of the program.
        • The interns are tasked to work with other ACNY interns remotely or in-person outside of their work assigned hours for a two week period to create a campaign to be presented at the last Lunch and Learn of the internship…you and your team are invited too!

It is our mission to keep diversity and inclusion efforts at the top of organization’s priority lists. Research continues to prove that multiple and varied voices have a wide range of experiences, and can help generate new ideas, which keep companies ahead of the competition.

Contact Ericka Riggs, Foundation & Inclusion, Manager if you would like to sign-up to be a part of building a winning workforce culture. ericka@theadvertisingclub.org

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