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Ahead of the Pack

Year after year, hundreds of recruiters representing hundreds of agencies and companies sign up to participate in our annual recruiter session to meet our graduating class.

Why? Because they love to hire Brandcenter grads.

Our grads are known for being multi-functional, polymathic, excellent collaborators, big thinkers, strategic risk takers, great problem solvers, and sharp presenters. Not only do they hit the ground running in their jobs but they also tend to move up quickly.

Brandcenter alumni work on behalf of the world’s biggest brands, at some of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, and at the world’s leading advertising, design, and innovation agencies and consultancies.

Get hired.

Throughout your two years, we’ll provide career guidance every step of the way on everything from crafting resumes to prepping for interviews to negotiating salaries to reviewing contracts. And, when it comes time for internships and jobs, we’ll give you the tools and exposure you need.

Recruiter Session

As graduation approaches, we’ll promote you and your portfolio to our extensive list of industry contacts and recruiters at agencies, brands, and consultancies, who participate in Recruiter Session each year to be the first to meet and hire our grads.

About Recruiter Session

Every spring, we host our Recruiter Session, where hundreds of recruiters representing hundreds of agencies and companies sign up to participate to be the first to meet our grads and gain access to their portfolios.

During this two-day reverse career fair, you’ll have your own table for recruiters to visit, meet you, and look at your work. Overall, you’ll clock about 20 hours of face-to-face networking.

See who joined us last year

  • 180LA
  • 21GRAMS
  • 72andSunny
  • Accenture
  • Agent3/This Machine
  • AKQA
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Argonaut
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Arts & Letters Creative Co.
  • August Jackson
  • Barkley
  • Barrett Hofherr
  • BBDO Minneapolis
  • BCG Brighthouse
  • Best Buy
  • BooneOakley
  • Brand Federation
  • Bray & Co.
  • Brunner
  • Butchershop
  • C.O.nxt
  • CapTech Consulting
  • Carol Vick Creative Recruiting
  • clarkmcdowall
  • Colle McVoy
  • Conill Advertising
  • Connelly Partners
  • Cramer-Krasselt
  • Crispin Porter & Bogusky
  • Crosby Marketing Communications
  • CSM Sport & Entertainment
  • David&Goliath
  • Danone North America
  • DDB San Francisco
  • Designit
  • Digitas
  • Doner
  • Droga5
  • Elevation
  • Energy BBDO
  • Erwin Penland (EP+Co)
  • Familiar Creatures
  • FBI Talent Co.
  • FCB Chicago
  • Garrand Moehlenkamp
  • Gensler
  • Giant Spoon NYC
  • Giant Spoon LA
  • Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  • Google Brand Studio
  • Greenburg Kirshenbaum
  • Grey Group
  • Gsd&M
  • Hatch the Agency
  • Havas Chicago
  • Havas Health & You
  • Havas Worldwide
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Highdive
  • Imaginary Content
  • Innocean USA
  • Jones Knowles Ritchie
  • Kay & Black
  • Landor & Fitch
  • Laundry Service
  • Leo Burnett
  • Lerma Agency
  • LinkedIn
  • Lippe Taylor Group
  • Lippincott
  • Manifest LLC
  • MAS
  • McCann New York
  • McGarrah Jessee
  • McKinney
  • MediaMonks
  • Meridian Group
  • Mighty Recruiting
  • MONO
  • Mother
  • MRM//McCann
  • MullenLowe LA
  • Multiply
  • Mythic
  • Mythology
  • Nonfiction
  • Oatly
  • OBP: Osborn. Barr Paramore
  • Observatory Agency
  • OKRP
  • On Board Experiential
  • Öpinionated
  • Paco Collective
  • Pearlfisher
  • Pereira O’Dell
  • Poolhouse.co
  • Profiles
  • Publicis Creative
  • Rapp/Omnicom
  • Red Tettemer O’Connell & Partners
  • Reef Lifestyle LLC
  • R/GA
  • RQ Agency
  • S&P Global
  • Saatchi & Saatchi LA
  • Saatchi & Saatchi NY
  • Sam & Lori Associates
  • Sid Lee
  • Special Group
  • Strawberry
  • Frog
  • Sunshine & Bourbon
  • Sylvain Labs
  • TBWA\Media Arts Lab
  • TBWA\Chiat\Day LA
  • TBWA\Chiat\Day NY
  • Team One
  • Techead
  • Technical Assent
  • The Martin Agency
  • The New York Times Company
  • The Perezidency
  • The Tombras Group
  • The Variable
  • Tiny Giants Talent
  • TPN
  • TPN Retail
  • Translation LLC
  • TRG
  • Tritton Baylor Strategic Industries
  • University of Virginia, Office of Communications
  • Virtue Worldwide
  • VMLY&R Commerce
  • VMLY&R Kansas City
  • VMLY&R Nashville
  • VMLY&R NY
  • VSA Partners
  • Weber Shandwick
  • West Cary Group
  • Wieden+Kennedy NY
  • Wieden+Kennedy Portland
  • WONGDOODY
  • Working Not Working
  • Wunderman Thompson
  • Yahoo
  • Zambezi

Job Placement

See where the Class of 2024 is hired

ART DIRECTORS

  • Jade Chen: Erich & Kallman, SF 
  • Hazel Cimino: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Cat Clark: Anomaly, LA
  • Maya Kahnke: Anomaly, NYC
  • Mellette Mackie: Wieden + Kennedy, NYC
  • Taylor Martin: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Madeline Miranda: David&Goliath, LA

COPYWRITERS

  • Dipanshi Agarwal: Anomaly, NYC
  • Taylor Bendus: VITRO, San Diego
  • Celeste Chance: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Paris Cipollone: Pereira O’Dell, NYC
  • Selma Kettwich: Erich & Kallman, SF
  • Cameron Norman: Wieden + Kennedy, NYC
  • Emery Schindler: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Luke Strother: Cactus, Denver

CREATIVE BRAND MANAGERS

  • Sarah Hardin: Warschawski, Baltimore
  • Brian Nguyen: Bandits & Friends, NYC
  • Ora Watanatam: PACO Collective, Chicago

EXPERIENCE DESIGNERS

  • Michelle Chiu: Saatchi, LA
  • Cole Farrar: Wongdoody, NYC
  • Kevin Kelleher: Havas CX, NYC

STRATEGISTS

  • Clare Malone: Sylvain, NYC
  • Sarah Newman: The Martin Agency, RVA

“Brandcenter’s reputation got my foot in the door at great places to work, and what I learned at Brandcenter kept me in those places.”

Aaron Wiggan (Strategy, 2007), VP of Brand / Seattle Kraken

Internships

We’ll give you the tools to help you land an internship in the summer between your first and second years at agencies and companies doing some of the industry’s best work.

About Internships

You’re not required to do an internship, but we’ll provide you with the tools and resources to help you land a great one if you choose to.

Each year, we receive hundreds of summer intern requests from agencies and companies that know the rigor of our program, providing a place for our students to dive into the work and make significant contributions.

When it’s time, we’ll curate and organize internship opportunities in one place so you can search by discipline, city, or agency/company and then decide where to apply.

These are always paid internships, and they’ll provide you with the opportunity to apply what you learn during your first year, make professional connections that will help you throughout your career, and potentially get work produced. You won’t just be making coffee.

See where the Class of 2025 is interning this summer

ART DIRECTORS

  • Mahek Asher: Havas, NYC
  • Monica Bains: GUT, Miami
  • Graham Bartal: Erich & Kallman, SF
  • Nithya Charles: BBDO, Atlanta
  • Bianca Cherry: Saatchi & Saatchi, LA
  • Elio Conroy: David & Goliath, LA
  • Smera Dhal : Argonaut, SF
  • Ella Gormanlove: Havas, NYC
  • Gabriella Manuli:  Erich & Kallman, SF
  • Niani Patterson: Havas, NYC
  • Emme Schumache: Lippe Taylor, NYC
  • Reagan Tate: Archer, Memphis
  • Alex Ward: Dentsu, NYC/RVA
  • Bailey Wood: Familiar Creatures, RVA

COPYWRITERS

  • Claire Casalaspi: Familiar Creatures, RVA
  • Henry Coffey: Fallon, NYC
  • Aisling Deane: Critical Mass, Chicago
  • Logan Furey:  Arnold, Boston
  • Vanessa Galdamez: The King Agency, RVA
  • Darien Games: Erich & Kallman, SF
  • Hoang Ho: DDB Alma, Miami (MAIP)
  • Elijah Huston: Anomaly, LA
  • Hannah Kakish: Amazon XCM, Seattle
  • Riley Lachance: Apple, Cupertino
  • Callum Leitenberg: Ogilvy, NYC
  • Nate Sisack: West Cary Group, RVA
  • Jackson Wald: Nike, Portland
  • Joe Wint: Argonaut, SF
  • Boyan Zlatarski: Giant Spoon, NYC

EXPERIENCE DESIGNERS

  • Walid Al-Tinawi: National Geographic, NOVA
  • Laura Farina: 3North, RVA
  • Nico Morris: SANIL, Atlanta
  • Claire Snyder: Amazon XCM, Seattle

STRATEGISTS

  • Julia Daum: West Cary Group, RVA
  • Amanda Lapin:  FCB, Chicago
  • Joy Luong:  Saatchi, NYC
  • Joy Zhou:  Barkley, Kansas City

CREATIVE BRAND MANAGERS

  • Grace Garvey: Saatchi, NYC
  • Erin Kang:  Laundry Service, NYC
  • Emma Kerencheva: Publicis, NYC
  • Ellie Wilson: Familiar Creatures, RVA

Getting accepted into the Brandcenter is a beginning—a launching point for a lifelong journey. It’s not just about graduating, or landing a first job, or even creating a Super Bowl spot. It’s about finding a path that’s right for you.

Brian Gibson & Rachel Everett (Art Direction, 2001), Founders / EVERGIB

Alumni Careers

Alumni Survey

Take a look at our alumni salary survey, fielded every two years to capture our graduates’ average starting salaries, career trajectories, and more.

Where Brandcenter grads work

Brandcenter alumni work on behalf of the world’s biggest brands, at some of the world’s most creative companies, and at leading advertising, design, and innovation agencies, consultancies, and firms.

Sample of Brands

ESPN logo
Nike swoosh logo
Bud Light logo
Apple logo
Taco Bell logo
Starbucks logo
Door Dash logo
McDonald's logo
Google logo
Target logo
Buffalo Wild Wings logo
Gatorade logo
United Airlines logo
UPS logo
Expedia logo
Walmart logo
Pinterest logo
airbnb logo
YETI logo
Under Armour logo
Duke's mayo logo
Adobe logo
Disney plus logo
BMW logo

Sample of Agencies, Consultancies & Firms

Arts & Letters Creative Co. logo
72andSunny logo
Mischief at No Fixed Address logo
Dentsu logo
Fallon logo
Ogilvy logo
Observatory logo
TBWA \ Chiat \ Day Media Arts Lab logo
droga5 logo
David&Goliath logo
Havas logo
Anomaly logo
Arnold logo
Argonaut logo
Sylvain logo
The Martin Agency logo
FCB Chicago logo

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