The Best Post-Grad Programs for You

Since you’ve been in school for as long as you can remember, figuring out what to do once you earn your diploma can be a little mind boggling. Jumping into a full time career might seem like the next logical step, but taking a little extra time in a company’s post grad program will set you up for long term success.

You might be thinking, “Ok those sound great, but how exactly am I supposed to find a program like that without devoting all my time to researching them?”

Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together the top post-grad internships and programs across the United States to cut down on time you need to spend applying. Once you narrow down where you want apply check out our best tips for resumes and cover letters and when you land that interview we’ve got tips on wowing them, and finally how to follow up to stay memorable!

We can’t wait to see how you grow personally and as a professional post-grad! Still in undergrad (you lucky dog!) or maybe been in the workforce for a few years? Check out our job board for all kinds of opportunities.

If you like Cars, This Internship is Just Your Speed.

Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive is a leader in vehicle re-marketing services, digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers and consumers. We employ over 30,000 talented people in over 150 locations worldwide and unite over 40 brands.  Cox Automotive provides end-to-end solutions to transform the way people buy, sell and own cars every day.

Program Name: 2018 Early Career Programs (Internship and Management Development Programs)

What their ideal candidate looks like:

  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree
  • Curious, Collaborative, Curious
  • Strong work ethic
  • Desire to learn while working on exciting projects

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Link to job listing

If You Want to Learn a Whole Lot about Wholesale

AmericasMart: AmericasMart Atlanta connects retailers with top gift, home, rug and apparel brands from around the world. Discover the latest products and trends at the nation’s No. 1 wholesale marketplace!

Program Name: AmericasMart Atlanta Summer Internship Program

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • Be an undergraduate (declared or undeclared) or graduate student with a degree in Marketing, Customer Service, Retail, Hospitality, Sales or Event Planning, Areas of Service, etc. Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelors program. Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible; the program in which the student is enrolled must result in a degree awarded at the conclusion of studies.
  • For undergraduate and graduate students, have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average with a 3.0 in your major as supported by an unofficial transcript.
    Have at least two substantive reference letters from a professor, advisor, previous employer (for an internship or job) and/or character reference.

Link to Job Listing:

Deadline to Apply: March 2, 2018

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

If You’re Ready to Market on a Global Scale

Equifax: Equifax’s global marketing organization, seen as the catalyst for growth in the company, is at the helm of Equifax’s customer centric approach by delivering deep expertise across all major marketing functions: agile product management and development, strategic pricing, sophisticated go to market strategies, and branding.  Our Marketing Rotational Program allows you to experience all facets of marketing, to develop key skills within each and ultimately, to explore your passion for marketing.

Program Name: Equifax Marketing Rotational Program

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a similar major
  • Eligible candidates must have completed their degree by May 2018
  • Must be available for full time employment in June 2018
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration capabilities from student organization, sports, etc.
  • Work experience / high- impact internships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; bi-lingual preferred

Link to Job Listing:

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

If You Want to Learn How to Make an Event Look Really Cool

NRG Global INC: We are Chicago’s newest and most ambitious event marketing company. We specialize in Private Site Promotions and Events, and are looking to grow our team so we can make an immediate impact on our clients!

Program Name: Graduate Business Associate

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • Ambitious and Self-Motivated
  • Excited about Learning and Expanding Comfort Zones
  • Able to work well with a Team or Independently
  • Wanting to Grow Personally and Professionally
  • Comfortable Speaking with Customers Face-to-Face
  • Able to Manage their Time Effectively

Link to Job Listing:

Location: Chicago, Illinois

If You’re Ready to Make a Difference

DialogueDirect: DialogueDirect is the world’s pioneer in face-to-face field fundraising working on behalf of some of the largest charities and nonprofits in the world (Save The Children, ASPCA and The Nature Conservancy). We are dedicated to putting words into action and inspiring people to “Be the Change” they wish to see in the world. We take it upon ourselves to not only raise awareness about the outstanding charities that we represent, but to instill action and raise funds necessary for these charities to fight poverty and end injustices throughout the world.

Program Name:  Summer Internship Program

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • Be able to work Full-Time (Monday-Friday) for the entire 10 weeks program
  • Eagerness to excel through on-going training
  • Personal drive to succeed
  • Self-starter who loves to inspire people to make a difference
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with determination, resiliency and a positive attitude

Link to Job Listing:

Location: Los Angeles, California

Insure a Great Start to Your Career

Lockton:  Although Lockton is the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker, clients typically describe us as team members who care about their business. Energy, innovation, and deep expertise fuel our efforts to solve problems and achieve real results.

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like: Successful candidates for our program have shown balanced success in both academics and extracurricular activities.  Involvement in a combination of sports, student government, college clubs, community service, and work is desired.  Lockton also looks for leadership positions in these activities as an added plus.  Strong to excellent communication and computer skills are required.  Lockton ideally looks for students entering their senior year but students entering their junior year may be considered.

Link to Job Listing:

Location: Los Angeles, California

If You Want to Work with A-List Clients

Horizon Media: Horizon Media is the largest privately held media services agency in the world. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York and has a second full-service office in Los Angeles. If you’re curious about media advertising, passionate about learning, and ready to launch your career, we want you to join us this summer!

What Their Ideal Candidate Look Like: 

  • A Rockstar interested in an Advertising/Media career
  • A rising college junior, senior, or recent college graduate with a 3.0 GPA and above
  • An analytical thinker with excellent math skills and a love for telling stories behind the data
  • An experienced Excel and PowerPoint guru
  • Ahead of the curve with one or more internship experiences and/or extracurricular activities relevant to media, advertising or marketing
  • Located in Los Angeles, or willing to relocate at own expense, for the full 10-week duration of the internship

Link to Job Listing:

Location: Los Angeles, California

If Management Sounds Like a Pretty Sweet Gig

IBM: IBM is transforming product management and has created a new discipline called IBM Offering Management. The Associate Offering Manager (AOM) Program is the cornerstone of this transformation. The AOM Program recruits and develops early-career, technically-minded entrepreneurs to join offering teams who are solving complex problems in a changing world. We THINK big.

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • Minimum 6 months of job related (product management) experience including academic and internships
  • Minimum 1 year job related (product management) experience including academic, post-academic and internships
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree

Link to Job Listing

Location: Armonk, New York

If You Live and Breathe Fashion

Rent the Runway: Rent the Runway is disrupting the $1.7 trillion global fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility in women’s everyday lives and empowering women to feel like their best selves everyday. We have pioneered the Closet in the Cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised $190M from top-tier investors and built one of the most beloved brands on earth. We are proud to be both a profitable and high-growth business, with a loyal 6MM-strong customer base who share the experience of renting as being empowering and smart.

Program Name: 2018 Summer MBA Internship

What Their Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • MBA candidate from a top program
  • Pre-MBA experience in finance, consulting, or ecommerce, tech, or other relevant fields.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Proficient in financial analysis, modelling, presentations
  • Organized approach to prioritizing projects and ability to multi-task
  • Strong business acumen and value on professional business ethics
  • Scrappy, roll up your sleeves approach to problem solving
  • Proven ability and excitement around functioning in a fast paced environment

Link to Job Listing

Location: New York, New York

Start applying ASAP! Did we miss a great program? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

Hi there! I am a senior Marketing major at Oklahoma State University graduating in May 2018. You can find me writing content for FindSpark, drinking a little too much coffee, or snapping pics for my Instagram account @sophia.joan.short!

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