Introducing a new program tailored specifically for recent college graduates looking to land a job in media: WMI:JobLab.
Our focus is based on one thing: making sure our students are prepared to land a job in media and to be competitive job candidates not just in today’s media landscape, but also tomorrow’s. With this focus in mind, we’ve crafted WMI:JobLab around four core pillars: The internship, the knowledge, the network, and the guidance.
First, the internship. Our staff places each student with an internship at a media organization based on individual goals, ambitions and qualifications. Through our extensive DC media network and experience placing media interns for two decades, we find each student the right fit for them.
Next, the knowledge. Throughout the program, students will participate in a weekly seminar. In this evening course, you will learn the ins and outs of the professional world – how to negotiate a salary, introduce yourself to a new contact, and give the best first impression. It’s the real-world stuff you probably didn’t learn in school that will help you navigate the job market.
The next piece of the program is one of the hardest things to get while in college, but one of the most important things you’ll need entering the job market: A strong network. At WMI:JobLab, we’ll not only set you up with trade organization memberships and a calendar of nightly networking events, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is the guidance and mentorship. We assign a specific mentor to each student in WMI:JobLab, empowering you to connect with industry leaders on a personal level. Whether it’s which career path to explore or how to follow in their footsteps, these mentors will be there to answer your questions throughout your entire experience.
So, how are WMI graduates doing work wise?
In the last two years, a dozen graduates from WMI’s undergrad program have landed media jobs as a direct result of the program, including at top organizations like The Verge, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, The Washington Post, NBC News, and Susan Davis International.
We’re currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 semester and would love to hear from you.
Click here to learn more about our program and for everything you need to know about applying.