Many of our alumni have found entry-level positions at ad agencies. Check out an agency's web page thoroughly so that you know what they do, who their clients are and what positions might be most appropriate for you. Know what job you are applying for before you contact anyone at the agency or in their Human Resource Department - Do Your Homework! IMC Faculty will recommend our best students directly to agencies.
Completing an internship post graduation is a typical entry path to ad agencies. Chicago agencies tend to hire their summer interns by Jan-Feb.
The application process is online and should be completed as soon as possible in the fall semester. If it's spring, by all means, apply. But do try to get your summer internship applications for ad agencies submitted in the fall.
Talk to your IMC Faculty about our alumni connections and the internship and hiring process for ARC Worldwide & Starcom (Leo Burnett Affiliates) in Chicago.