VCU Brandcenter Icon VCU Brandcenter

Job placement

97% of graduates land jobs within six months of graduation

Salary survey

Take a look at our alumni salary survey, done every few years to capture graduates' average starting salaries.


Brandcenter graduates are ready to hit the ground running and move up quickly.

We provide career guidance to our students every step of the way. Opportunities include taking classes such as Professional Possibilities, participating in interview workshops and networking with recruiters from top agencies who visit the Brandcenter to meet our talent.

As graduation approaches, we host a two-day recruiter session to give graduating students the chance to meet over 250 agency and company recruiters. It’s a reverse career fair: You set up a table to display your work and personality, and the recruiters come to you.

Alumni network

Once you graduate, we keep you in the loop with jobs postings and resources throughout your career.

Our alumni also provide a network for life, keeping up with each other’s careers. And they love to recruit from the Brandcenter (since they know what it takes, after all).

Class of 2018 job placement

Before they graduate, 25 to 45 percent of our students have already landed jobs. Here's where our Class of 2018 has been hired as of June 27th.

Art directors job placement
Art directionAgency/companyLocation
Eddy Allen Preacher Austin, TX
Michael Arroyo DDB San Francisco, CA
Whitney Downing Wieden + Kennedy Portland, OR
Ted Gregson Mekanism Chicago, IL
Brittani Kelzenberg Pereira & O'Dell New York, NY
Mike Lee Wieden + Kennedy New York, NY
Lynn Nakamura Facebook Factory San Francisco, CA
Robbie Persky CP+B Boulder, CO
Casey Phillips Barton F. Graf New York, NY
GL Richardson Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, CA
Allison Rinaldi ARGONAUT San Francisco, CA
Mike Rodriguez Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, CA
Shifra Samuel Media Arts Lab Los Angeles, CA
Annie Shepard MullenLowe New York, NY
Dylan Tucson Observatory Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Wallace McGarrah-Jessee Austin, TX
Lauren Wilson Fallon New York, NY
Shang Yang Media Arts Lab Los Angeles, CA
Copywriters job placement
Allie Carr Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, CA
Evan Chiplock The Community New York, NY
Josh Clayton Pereira O'Dell New York, NY
Sam Dworkin Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, CA
Brianna Gross Eleven San Francisco, CA
Brendan Howard Fallon New York, NY
Dominic Johns barrettSF San Francisco, CA
Brian Marcolini McGarrah-Jessee              Austin, TX
Jack McNamara McCann New York, NY
Clayton Notestine MullenLowe Boston, MA
Christa Prater Wieden + Kennedy Portland, OR
Parth Raval McKinney Durham, NC
Russ Rizzo Barton F. Graf New York, NY
Thea Ryan Wieden + Kennedy New York, NY
John Sokolowski Carmichael Lynch Minneapolis, MN
Kate Ursu Facebook Factory San Francisco, CA
Creative brand managers job placement
Creative brand managementAgency/companyLocation
Vanessa Brown Verizon New York, NY
Rachel Cohen Massimo Zanetti Beverage Portsmouth, VA
Morgan Garber R/GA Chicago, IL
Emily Hudson The Richards Group Dallas, TX
Nick Koutris NBA New York, NY
Adrienne Johnson Republica Havas Miami, FL
Hannah Levy The Martin Agency Richmond, VA
Lareina Liu VML Shanghai, China
Colin McCool GSD&M Austin, TX
Evan McGee Joe Smith Consulting New York, NY
Hieu Nguyen We Are Unlimited Chicago, IL
Alex Robinson REI Seattle, WA
Jennifer Root Coworksurf Las Olas, Panama
Chelsea Sams Digitas Chicago, IL
Sara Singh TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, CA
Mark Thompson Fallon New York, NY
Experience designers job placement
Experience designAgency/companyLocation
Berfin Ayhan Geo (Google Maps) via Adecco New York, NY
Coryn Bajema Google Creative Lab New York, NY
Naomi Bradley-Jean Booz Allen Hamilton Washington, DC
Sarah Burley Team One Los Angeles, CA
Tommy Carroll R/GA New York, NY
Jenn Chau Siegel+Gale New York, NY
Harding Coughter Anomaly New York, NY
Cody Eanes Intrepid New York, NY
Tyler King B-Reel Los Angeles, CA
Aaron Mayor AKQA San Francisco, CA
Moose Musatow RedPeg Marketing Alexandria, VA
Angelica Ortiz Zeus Jones Minneapolis, MN
Kelly Prudente R/GA New York, NY
Billy Reano Elephant San Francisco, CA
Laura Strukl Booz Allen Digital Interactive Washington, DC
Aaron Wachsstock Wondersauce New York, NY
Strategists job placement
Shabina Aslam Huge Detroit, MI
Joe Bae Giant Spoon New York, NY
Eddie Bennett Facebook Factory       San Francisco, CA
Jacob Buller ChapterSF San Francisco, CA
Nick Carr The Richards Group Dallas, TX
Alex Danks DDB New York, NY
Alyson Gaiser R/GA Portland, OR
Eliza Hadjis Sylvain Labs Richmond, VA
Cole Hammack Facebook Factory San Francisco, CA
Carly Harrison Mekanism Chicago, IL
Melissa Jackson Geometry Chicago, IL
Hunter Kelly Haymaker Los Angeles, CA
Martin Madriaga Arts & Letters Richmond, VA
Sachee Malhotra Brewhouse New Delhi, India
Christian Marchant MullenLowe New York, NY
Blake Smoral The Martin Agency Richmond, VA
Jass Sosa R/GA New York, NY
Carole Trickey Sid Lee Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Tuchow Taft Salt Lake City, UT
Lauren Vickers The Mom Complex Richmond, VA
Shelby Williamson barrettSF San Francisco, CA


Interested in our master's program?