Welcome to the MADE Online community page, where you’ll find open access to career and industry resources, virtual events, certification programs, and mentorship opportunities. We encourage all students from all backgrounds to take advantage of these resources to learn about the industry, regardless of whether you have an internship through the MADE Program or not.
Despite all that’s happening in the world right now, it’s still an incredibly exciting time to join this industry. As brands respond to rapidly changing technology, an ever-complex society, and a challenging global health & economic crisis, we need your voice, your talent and your passion now more than ever.
Thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in our industry. We’re so excited to have you join us. Check this page often for new programs, resources and updates.
MADE Summer Web Series
Throughout the summer we will feature live web sessions with leaders in the marketing and advertising industry. Top executives will share their insights and advice to students as they take the first steps in their careers. Every session will feature a Q&A segment so be prepared to come off mute to talk directly to a CMO, agency leader or recruiter!
MADE Web Series Schedule:
Working at a Top Advertising Agency
McCann Panel Discussion
Alba Berdala, VP, Account Director, Business Leadership
Paddy Mangunta, VP, Strategy Director, Strategy & Planning
Noah Benezra, Associate Creative Director, Creative Department
Katie Boyko, Executive Producer, Integrated Production
July 27 at 6pm ET
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Behind the Scenes with Industry Recruiters
Kelly Bailey, Talent Partner, SEPHORA
Omo Ogbomo-Williams, Senior HR Talent Manager, Talent + Partnerships, VMLY&R
Yefry Rodriguez, Associate Brand Manager, LISTERINE, Johnson & Johnson
Oscar Sanchez, Early Career Recruiter, NBCUniversal
August 10 at 6pm ET
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MADE Web Series Archive
If you aren’t able to attend a particular session, don’t worry – all MADE Web Series episodes since 2020 have been recorded and archived on our site for full access.
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Certificated ANA Marketing Student (CAMS) Online Course
This complimentary on-demand course designed by the ANA will help you develop the skills needed to be successful in today’s fast-paced industry. Courses are led by industry practitioners and topics include the marketing process from understanding the customer, brand-building, brand activation, creative briefing and evaluation, and marketing implementation across digital and analytic applications. For an in-depth overview and program outline, click here.
This program is 100% online, self-paced and accessible anytime, anywhere. Once completed, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a digital badge from the ANA, and the foundation for a successful career in marketing.
The number of spots are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, sign up here by May 31st. Only students using a .edu address will be accepted. If you’ve been admitted into the course, you will receive registration via email. You will have from June 1st – September 1st to complete the program.
MADE Mentorship Matching Program
We know that breaking into the industry can be hard, so MADE is offering the opportunity to connect with someone who’s actually done it.
From brand strategy to creative direction to media planning to data analytics, MADE mentors represent a wide range of focus areas and companies within the marketing & advertising industry.
The deadline to apply has passed. If you have been accepted into the program, you will be notified by May 25th with your match, along with next steps.
Please note, capacity is extremely limited. While we can’t promise to accept everyone into the program and match them with a mentor, we will do our absolute best.
For Prospective Mentors:
Looking to share your wisdom with a student this summer as a mentor? Anyone in the marketing and advertising industry can participate, regardless of your background, experience level, area of expertise or title. We just ask that you commit to four meetings with your mentee (via phone, video, or in-person) between June and September. For more information, check out our Program Guidelines.
Registration has ended. The more people that sign up, the more students we can help, so share widely with your colleagues and friends! Matches will be notified and connected by May 25th and the AEF will share recommended next steps with participants.
Have a little extra free time and want to learn more? Here are some of our favorite podcasts, books, newsletters and resources to help you get ahead in the industry!
Books and Publications
Marketing Dive Newsletter: the marketing newsletter you can read in 60 second
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
The Long View: Career Strategies to Start Strong, Reach High, and Go Far by Brian Fetherstonhaugh
The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
How Customers Think: Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market by Gerald Zaltman
Don’t see what you need or have a cool idea to share? Let us know how we can help you this summer. Email Sarah at email@example.com.
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