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2021 Associates Program


Ogilvy is looking for our next generation of leaders. We’re aiming to build a company of innovators. We’re looking for relentless curiosity and pervasive creativity. Your own curiosity has gotten you this far; now see if it can earn you a spot at Ogilvy.
Please note: The application deadline is January 29, 2021. And you must apply for this opportunity via our career portal. Applications through Handshake will not be accepted.
The Associates Program:
As a talent pipeline for future leaders of the business, the Associates Program provides the opportunity to explore and hone skills throughout an 18-month rotational program. Associates are placed in three 6-month rotations lasting from September 2021 until February 2023. Rotation opportunities can include a variety of crafts offered at Ogilvy, including but not limited to (subject to change and dependent on location):
  • Client Services
  • Strategy
  • Digital Production
  • Consulting
  • Business Development
  • Data & Analytics
  • Employee Experience
  • Experience Design
The program is offered in the following four locations:
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Denver
How to Apply:
Current undergraduate seniors are eligible to apply.
To be considered for the program, you must submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Answers to the two writing prompts (500 words max per question)
  • Two letters of reference (educational or professional)
The writing prompts are as follows and can be completed within the application:

Prompt 1: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk. Logic versus Emotion. In 500 words or less, describe two opposing sides of yourself and how they have shaped you into the person you are today.
Prompt 2: Creativity can come from the most unexpected places. In 500 words or less, share a time that your creativity surprised you and the impact that it made.
Failure to submit any of these documents will result in your exclusion for consideration from the program.
Please note: You must upload your reference letters in the Candidate Profile section of your application, where it states "Cover Letter/Additional Documents." See the original job posting for more information.


Please note: You must be a current senior in your undergraduate studies (graduating in Winter 2020 or Spring 2021) in order to be eligible to apply.

Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

You can read more about Diversity & Inclusion at Ogilvy here and see the explicit commitments our U.S. leadership made earlier this year to anti-racism here.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use access the Ogilvy career site as a result of a disability, we will be happy to assist you. Please call our Corporate HR department at 212-880-5291 to request an alternate accommodation. Please note that only requests for an employment application accommodation will be returned.