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HBCU Career Accelerator Program

United States of America
Requisition ID: 6856

About the Program

The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Career Accelerator Program will educate HBCU students and enrich their understanding of the multifaceted career opportunities in sports and entertainment representation. This competitive position provides the chance to work at a leading global marketing agency and learn from top talent representation, finance, PR, and creative solutions, to learn about the intricacies of sports and entertainment marketing. We will award scholarships to selected participants, to support successful completion of their degree program.

The Work You’ll Do

This 2-week intensive program will expose you to the many lines of business of athlete representation. You will learn about different careers outside of the typical agent track. Mentor circles will be assigned to each student to build a continued relationship outside of the program to expand your network. During the program's second week, you will apply all the knowledge gained from the first week’s learning session, and you will work with a team to solve a real-world business case. The program will culminate with an in-person networking event where the scholarship winners will be announced.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Rising HBCU Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture, and your college major is related to these fields.
  • Creative, with charismatic leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral
  • Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems independently
  • Culture drivers who are socially savvy with a general understanding of social platforms and trends
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

The Bigger Team You’ll Join

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

HOW TO APPLY

Please do not use the application links at the bottom of our posting. Please carefully follow the instructions below.

Submit your resume along with a 90-second video submission demonstrating why you should be selected to participate in the career accelerator program.

Tips for your video: give us a look into your personality. We want to get a glimpse into who you are and why you should be selected for this program. Highlight the impact you want to have on the sports and/or entertainment world.

All material should be uploaded to your Google Drive and sent via the following steps:

  1. Title the resume FirstNameLastNameOCT" and the video “FirstNameLastNameVideo (ex.: “MakaylaJacksonOCT and MakaylaJacksonVideo)
     
  2. Share both documents with CAP2022@octagon.com 
     
  3. Click Share Anyway when Google requests to send the doc, and you will receive confirmation in 48 hours that your documents have been received.

 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.