Pippa Seichrist, CoFounder/CoDirector of Miami Ad School
Last week I was at the New York Festivals award show and hung out with a big group of our graduates. (Twenty-two of them won advertising awards that night.) Seeing them made me wonder, "Since our first graduating class in 1995, where have most of our grads gone to work?”
LinkedIn has an advanced search feature that allows you to cross reference a school and company and see how many graduates work at that company. I got nerdy and started looking at the numbers and decided to share some of my searches.
Miami Ad School students and grads have had advertising internships and worked at the offices of Ogilvy & Mather in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Miami, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Sydney and Toronto. Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, DDB and BBDO have also been long-time supporters of Miami Ad School's talent.
Together these five advertising agencies have selected more than 2,557 of our students and grads for internships and jobs.
Some of our graduates work at smaller ad agencies, design firms or innovation companies. Others work at start-ups or huge companies like Google or Target. Lots of graduates have started their own companies. Our students have so many career options!
143 at 360i (created an app and device for Oscar Meyer that lets you wake up to the smell and sound of bacon cooking)
118 at People Ideas & Culture (located in New York & Stockholm, PIC thinks holistically: product design, advertising, innovation and digital)
103 at R/GA (named Agency of the Year, they created Nike Plus and other useful stuff for brands like Beats)
101 at Wieden & Kennedy (check out their amazing work for Old Spice - dude on the horse, and Nike)
87 at BBH (creates the crazy-fun work for AXE deodorant)
68 at Droga5 (named Creative Agency of the Year)
57 at Cutwater (cool independent agency in San Francisco)
45 at VML (creates digital and social marketing for Gatorade)
35 at SapientNitro (creates websites and digital things for Harley-Davidson, Target and VitaminWater)
32 at Google (I think you know this place)
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Founded in 1993, Miami Ad School has grown to a network of 15 advertising schools in 10 different countries. Through the school’s partnerships with dozens of agencies and companies, students have the opportunity to intern and get real-world experience while they are still in school. Our creative and practical approach to training has made our students the most awarded on the planet.