Ogilvy Associates Program

Employer Ogilvy
Location Chicago, Denver, NYC, Washington DC
Type Full time
Apply by January 29, 2021
More details https://www.ogilvy.com/careers
Posted on December 7, 2020


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 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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.” If you have any difficulties with this, please send your documents directly to universityrelations@ogilvy.com by the deadline. Additionally if those writing your letters of reference prefer to submit the letter directly, please have them email it to universityrelations@ogilvy.com with your full name and application ID in the subject line.

Additionally, you can return to your candidate profile at any time before the application deadline of Jan. 29 and update your candidate information and resume attachment as well as attach new documents (i.e. recommendation letters) to this section via the Dashboard. However, do not skip ahead to look at the entire application. Once you hit “submit” on any of the pages, you cannot return to the previous page.


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.