Thought i'd get in touch, as there are a few exciting opportunities bubbling in the soup of graduate recruitment.
The lovely Adah at the IPA has alerted us to a competition called It's My Party, which is aimed at 18-24 year olds, and after an idea for a single-issue political party. They want you to create a party political broadcast and see if you can make the video into a viral success.
There are three awards: one for the video that gets the most votes, one for the video that gets the most views, and the judges' award for the most creative video.Best of luck with that - there are no deadlines on the site, but I'd imagine it shuts when the election ends. Check it out...
The IPA have launched their Summer School. It's been running for a few years, and is a very, very good thing. I'd advise you to have a butchers at the link.
Some more official blurb is below:
"The Summer School will offer you a placement within a digital, search or direct marketing agency and will provide you with a real introduction to agency life.
Participating agencies include HS&P,LIDA, SFW, Ogilvy, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw, 3Sixty and CMW.
You'll get the chance to work alongside the professionals - account handlers, planners, creatives - on real client business.
In addition to the work placement, there will be a series of special evening seminars and social events where you'll meet other students, see other agencies, and meet industry experts.
There will also be a prize of £1,000 each, plus you can reclaim reasonable travel expenses. Most of the agencies are in central London (regional agencies to be confirmed) so you'll have to arrange your own local accommodation. You will be expected to work from 5th July-10th September 2010.
The deadline for entry is 7th May 2010 and shortlisted candidates will be notified by the IPA by 19th May 2010."
Best of luck with those opportunities.