Students’ visit to GroupM for career opportunities

It’s been a while since my last posting. Some technical glitch that is stopping me from updating my site.

Some quick updates for you. We had just conducted an outfield trip to one of the biggest Media agency for Curtin Students. Thanks to an old friend, Jimmy, the Executive Director of Mindshare, Curtin students been given the opportunity to visit GroupM for a meet and greet session and potential career opportunities with agencies within GroupM (for more infor about GroupM, refer to posting below).

The session was conducted by Florence, Director of Learning & Development. All graduates will be offered the opportunity to join their Media Masters program. Successful applicants will be joining GroupM as a full time staff on a 12 months contract. The first 6 months, you will be enjoying your honeymoon period going through training to get you career ready. Your next 6 months will be hands on experience with real clients, real job, real responsibility with one of the agencies within GroupM. You will be paid $2000 for the first 6 months, and be paid $2500 – $3200 for the next 6 months. And an opportunity to stay on with them to further develop your career and head towards the top of your career ladder as an executive director (where you live your five figure income goal) with opportunities at global scale due to their extensive network around the world.

How I wish such programs are made available during my time.  It was like getting paid to make myself better. This is how I vie w it, possible career advancement the fast track way. The trainings you will be receiving will definitely equip you to be a better marketer when if you decides to move on to be with the client side or advertising agency.  Opportunities to network and make friends with very reputable clients (like P&G, Nike, Tiger Beer, Coke, etc) that you will be handling, as well as the renowned advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, DDB, BBDO etc). It opens up so many doors for you with this program.

If you are keen, join their facebook page and follow the instructions on how to be part of their MM program.

GroupM is the world’s largest advertising media company in terms of billings. It is headquartered in New York City with over 17,000 employees and 400 global offices in 81 countries. GroupM was formed in 2003 by WPP Group to serve as the parent company of WPP’s media agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, Xaxis, Outrider, Kinetic, Quasar and IEG. It handles over 32% of the world’s media billings making it the world’s largest media investment management operation.