2020 IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop – Application due Nov. 1st


Want to work in the media industry but not sure what path to take?

Unsure of how to best prepare for internships and career opportunities?

Feeling uncertain about next steps?

Now in its 36th year, the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop has earned the reputation of being one of the best ways for BIPOC students and recent grads to get a jump start in their careers, all while interfacing with top media companies for insights & open opportunities.

You will leave our conference with a greater understanding of the media business, knowledge of career paths you might not know exist, tangible next-steps, and a strong sense of why the industry needs your talent and perspective more than ever.

What is the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop?

From 11am – 3pm ET on November 12, 13 & 14, you will hear from some of our industry’s most dynamic professionals through a series of engaging panels, featured speakers, and Q&A sessions. Then, each weeknight from 6pm – 7pm ET, we will have a conversation with accomplished members of the IRTS community. The majority of our speakers were actually former attendees of IRTS programs such as this one – a testament to how valuable participating in this event can be!

Since media is ever-evolving and multifaceted, the panel and speaker topics are designed to introduce you to the various positions and opportunities within the industry. Conferees will learn about opportunities in advertising, content creation, digital media, journalism, marketing, media buying and planning, production, research, sales, and many more!

Following the Workshop, you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive meetings with top media companies to learn about their work, mission, and entry level opportunities. Your resume will also be shared with our corporate partners, to be vetted for current and future internships and full-time positions.


IRTS seeks diverse applicants who possess the skills necessary to succeed in a media environment, and/or have demonstrated their interest through professional and extra-curricular activities.

Media is wide-reaching, therefore accomplished students from all majors are encouraged to apply! (including advertising, business, communications, data science, information technology, journalism, math, production, public relations, etc.)

  • Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates (less than 12 months) are eligible to apply
  • Workshop is free of charge
  • Application link HERE, deadline to apply is November 1st!

Daily Schedule: 

  • DAY 1: Thursday, Nov. 12th

    Hear from top media executives, exciting content creators, and wrap the day chatting with Blavity & GMA
  • DAY 2: Friday, Nov. 13th

    Learn what keeps the media world spinning, what life’s like on the corporate side of creative, and how to impress on a resume
  • DAY 3: Saturday, Nov. 14th

    Gen Z-approved panels about digital strategy, personal branding, and early career challenge

Click here for calendar event via our website!

By William Pape
William Pape Peer Coach William Pape