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Immersion Day

Explore experience design careers at Ogilvy.

Immersion Day is a half-day event designed to give college students an insider’s look into life at an experience design agency. Students have the opportunity to connect with Ogilvy professionals and network with their peers.

Ogilvy hosts Immersion Day at our Denver and New York office locations every six months, coinciding with spring and fall college graduations. Our team spends half a day with these students, beginning with a tour of our space that leads into a panel discussion. Select Ogilvy employees representing research, design, writing, and creative technology share their personal and professional experiences to provide guidance and answer any questions from these students who are about to begin careers of their own. The remainder of the time is filled with first-hand, informative activities, including shadow hours, portfolio and resume reviews, Workshop 101s, and helpful job interview tips and tricks.

The concept of Immersion Day was born from a plight that designers at Ogilvy had experienced firsthand: it’s difficult to find the job you want without knowing anyone in the industry. Additionally, over the past two years, Ogilvy received frequent requests from Denver design students for studio tours and job shadowing opportunities. There had not been a formal structure or cadence for hosting these students, so we decided to organize and operationalize a process where students could visit Ogilvy, get immersed in our culture and the work we do, check out our space, and receive advice on how to start in the industry.

Our New York Immersion Day Session is now full.

We will be hosting a session in Denver this fall. Be sure to check back for dates and more information!

After our first Immersion Day, we received feedback from many of the students stating it was extremely invaluable to them.

We saw there was an opportunity to continue creating this meaningful experience for those interested. Thus, Immersion Day was born!

I am so appreciative of the Immersion Day and wish more companies offered this as a networking opportunity. It can be hard to connect to fellow UX designers in the Denver community!

— Student 1

It was such a treat to come into the studio! Thank you again so much for lifting us up and finding a job I will love. Keep these events up, Denver should know how special your company is.

— Student 2

I was blown away by every aspect of today's program — it felt as though everyone's full time job was to host Immersion Day and provide personal attention to each person attending. I have zero complaints or criticisms, and I will absolutely recommend future Immersion Days to friends and colleagues. I appreciate that you host these, and I'm grateful I was able to come. While I'm sure these take plenty of time and energy to plan, after today, I have a genuine admiration for the [Ogilvy] team and truly hope to be involved with the agency in some capacity in the future. Thank you for hosting us, and thank you for the transparency and authenticity displayed today.

— Student 3