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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
  • 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
  • VSA Partners
  • Weber Shandwick
  • West Cary Group
  • Wieden+Kennedy NY
  • Wieden+Kennedy Portland
  • Working Not Working
  • Wunderman Thompson
  • Yahoo
  • Zambezi

Job Placement

See where the Class of 2023 was hired


  • Eleni Alafoginis: Sid Lee, NYC
  • Kendall Boron: 72&Sunny, NYC
  • Kyle Brubaker: Highdive, Chicago
  • Rose D’Amato: Translation, NYC
  • Lindsey Evans: Droga5, NYC
  • Jessica Falls: OKRP, Chicago
  • Alex Fried: Pereira O’Dell, NYC
  • Becka Hammond: Doner, Detroit
  • Kate Harkins: HH&Y, NYC
  • Grace Hudson: Media Arts Lab, LA
  • Calyssa Kremer: Arnold, Boston
  • Morgan MacLachlan: Anomaly, LA
  • Joelle Mitchell: TBWA\Chiat\Day, NYC
  • Alyssa Moreno: Mother, LA
  • Julie Musarra: Arnold, Boston
  • Lanie Vorwerk: Sid Lee, NYC


  • Leo Cvitanovich: Wieden + Kennedy, PDX
  • Neha Embar: Mythology, NYC
  • Emma Finn: OKRP, Chicago
  • Miles Hanson: Arnold, Boston
  • Alex Huibsch: Third Marble Marketing, RVA
  • Ryan King: Sid Lee, NYC
  • Kate Luse: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Mark McColey: The Martin Agency, RVA
  • Lara Navarro: Arnold, Boston
  • Martin Rees: David&Goliath, LA
  • Eli Reese: Anomaly, LA
  • Cameron Sharer: Droga5, NYC
  • Michael Shea: Laundry Service, NYC
  • Alley Steele: Translation, NYC
  • Nina Stitt: Wieden+Kennedy, NYC
  • Tony Vacante: Sid Lee, NYC
  • Christina Williams: Saatchi, LA


  • Danny Barock: Wieden+Kennedy, PDX
  • Mia Douglas: SEQL, RVA
  • Emerald Grippa: Translation, NYC 
  • Arianna Gordon: Familiar Creatures, RVA
  • Ashley Huang: YMCA, RVA
  • Hannah Jackson: David&Goliath, LA
  • Sarah Klotz: OKRP, Chicago
  • Andrew Krysinski: Isley Brewing Company, RVA
  • Allia McDowell: McCann, Detroit
  • Pat Rivera: Leo Burnett, Chicago
  • Justin Zollar: Arts & Letters, RVA


  • Alexis Caravas: Marker 7, RVA 
  • Jemimah Ekeh: DesignIt, Boston
  • Meg Monroe: Kale, NYC
  • Shaunak Patel: 21 Grams, NYC
  • Peyton Spangler: Capital One, RVA
  • Nate Villaire: TRG, Dallas


  • Zack Ackerman: Adobe, San Fran
  • Emily Day: Mother, LA
  • Allison Fitzgerald: Landor & Fitch, NYC
  • Anna Foster: Havas, Chicago
  • Shaunda Lambert Gary: SALT+LIGHT, RVA
  • Dillon Key: Dentsu, NYC
  • Jo Rozycki: Ogilvy, NYC
  • Will Russell: Havas, Chicago
  • Kennedy Thompson: Harris Williams, London
  • Kamryn Young: The Kickoff Experience, 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


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 2024 interned


  • Carli Aldape: RTO+P, Philadelphia
  • Miranda Arias: Leo Burnett, Detroit
  • Jade Chen: Erich & Kallman, San Fran & Roger Hatchuel Academy, Cannes Lions
  • Christine Choe: Ogilvy, NYC
  • Hazel Cimono: Highdive, Chicago 
  • Cat Clark: Giant Spoon, NYC
  • Dom Khun: Amazon Creative Group, LA
  • Caitlin Kreinheder: Words From The Woods, Portland (Maine)
  • Melette Mackie: Rakuten 
  • Taylor Martin: Familiar Creatures, RVA
  • Athena Michaels: The Davis Agency, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Regan O’Donnell: VITRO, San Diego
  • Jessica Riporti: Argonaut, NYC


  • Dipanshi Agarwal: McGarrah Jessee, Austin
  • Taylor Bendus: VITRO, San Diego
  • Celeste Chance: Rakuten
  • Paris Cipollone: Formerly Known As, NYC
  • Debashish Dumbre: Giant Spoon, NYC
  • Jack Franco: Energy BBDO, Chicago
  • Shalynn Franzen: Havas Health & You, NYC
  • Cameron Norman: Cartwright, LA
  • Emery Schindler: Erich & Kallman, San Fran 
  • Kyle Rayo: Arnold, Boston
  • Jenn Valerio: Fallon, NYC


  • Hunter Chambers: Lippe Taylor, NYC
  • Anna Lyle Collett: Le Truc, NYC
  • Cole Farrar: Observatory
  • Kevin Kelleher: Havas CX, NYC
  • Dominic Militello: PXP, NYC
  • Cam Rogers: Pixis Drones, Alexandria, VA


  • Molly Devereux: On Board Experiential, NYC
  • Catherine Emblidge: Publicis, NYC
  • Anari Fleming: Kettle, NYC
  • Chelsea Glowacki: Brand Federation, RVA 
  • Keith Johnson: Arnold, Boston
  • Clare Malone: Words From The Woods Portland (Maine)
  • Derek Martin: BBDO, Atlanta
  • Nick Martinez: Publicis, NYC
  • Sarah Newman: Saatchi, NYC
  • Bella Piasentin: Emerson Collective, Palo Alto
  • Bryce Randall: The Variable, Winston-Salem


  • Amber Bills: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
  • Michelle Fondacaro: PXP, NYC
  • Sarah Hipwell Hardin: Erich & Kallman, San Fran
  • Ralph Levy: MindPeace Clinics
  • Helina Markos: The Variable, Winston-Salem
  • Brian Nguyen: Argonaut, San Francisco, CA
  • Ora-on Watanatham: Weber-Shandwick, Washington DC

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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