The global programme connects aspiring creatives with mentors at One Club corporate member agencies and brands around the world for six weeks. During this time, they work on briefs and receive one-on-one professional guidance, career advice and portfolio reviews from top agency creatives and recruiters.
The latest version of the programme, which will be running from Monday, 1 February to Friday, 12 March, follows the Fall 2020 installment where a group of 109 young creatives (65% BIPOC, 60% women and 26% Black) received online mentorship at 20 leading agencies and brands.
The programme originally kicked off last summer with 97 young creatives (61% women, 44% BIPOC and 15% Black) from 13 countries receiving mentorship from 15 offices of One Club corporate member agencies.
Past agency and brand mentors include:
- 160over90 New York
- BBDO New York
- Dentsu Mcgarrybowen in both New York and San Francisco
- Edelman New York
- Facebook New York
- FCB Inferno London
- FCB Toronto
- Garrand Moehlenkamp Portland
- Silverstein & Partners San Francisco
- Google New York
- MullenLowe Boston and New York
- Ogilvy New York
- Publicis Seattle
- The Republik Raleigh
- Serviceplan Munich
- Venables Bell & Partners San Francisco
- VMLY&R Chicago
- Wieden+Kennedy New York
- Wunderman Thompson New York, and
- Zambezi Los Angeles.
Agencies and brands from around the world interested in serving as mentors can find more information here
. The deadline for young creatives to apply
is Friday, 22 January.
The One Club says that, at a time when many industry internship programmes were cancelled due to the pandemic, it has extended its commitment to helping the next generation of diverse creatives enter the industry by transforming its in-person, multi-city intern and creative networking events into this new initiative.
"The pandemic made it extremely difficult for young creatives to get their foot in the door," says Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club. "We transformed this programme to help agencies and brands continue to provide valuable mentorship to the next generation of creative talent and get them first-look at young people they might want to hire."
The One Club for Creativity is the producer of The One Show
, ADC Annual Awards
, Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design Awards
and the Young Guns and Creative Week.
The club's mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show
is a global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution.
The global ADC Annual Awards
honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in New York every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.
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