neXus | VMLY&R


About VMLY&R neXus

neXus is a series of 10 weekly virtual seminars hosted by VMLY&R global leadership and capability leads. VMLY&R neXus will not only help students build direct links to our agency’s global leadership, service offerings, and culture, it will also provide a current and real-time perspective of agency capabilities, dynamics, strategic challenges, and client successes in building connected brands. Each session will be 60-90 minutes, including a group discussion and Q&A.

VMLY&R neXus is open to all our interns as well as a select number of neXus exclusive participants. The program will provide participants with the resources, education, and experiences needed to excel academically and kick-start their career pursuits.

Through neXus, our interns will:

  • Have access to our global leadership team.
  • Gain knowledge of our departments’ capabilities and practices, helping set the foundation for success as a full-time employee.
  • Attain a deeper understanding of how great ideas move from insight to execution.
  • Be creatively inspired by work from across the globe.
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NEXUS exclusives will:

  • Gain access and insight into the advertising industry.
  • Extend their network with others seeking a future career in the industry.
  • Identify specific departments and practices that most interest them as they seek an internship in the future.
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Topics in the 10-Week Curriculum

  • #WeAreVMLYR
  • Client Engagement: Our Clients’ Most Important Partner
  • Strategy @ VMLY&R
  • Creative, Production and Brand Identity
  • Connections and Connected Customers
  • Creating Consumer Value with Social & Earned Media
  • Technology. Data & Innovation in Marketing
  • Building THE Agency of the Future
  • Brand Experience (BX) and Customer Experience (CX)
  • Commerce
  • Health
  • Recruiting Panel
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What Past neXus Participants Are Saying


Elizabeth Bello


“neXus allowed me to understand many fields that fall under the umbrella of the Advertising Industry, from Discoverability to Communications. This ultimately led me to find my true passion. I also connected with caring leaders in the industry that provided impactful insights and guidance.”

Elizabeth Bello
2021 & 2022 neXus participant

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Nathan Miller


“As someone new to the advertising industry, the neXus sessions were an amazing way to learn the fundamentals of the industry. The fully comprehensive curriculum and learning from some of the best professionals in the business, made this an incredibly valuable and enriching experience!”

Nathan Miller
2022 neXus participant

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Mika Ro


“The NeXus program was extremely beneficial for me to get first-hand experience in learning from top leaders of the company. Not only did this experience widen my skill set but also expanded my network. I’m very grateful for NeXus!”

Mika Ro
2022 neXus participant

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Breena Mutchler


“The NeXus program helped me determine what I was passionate about in marketing, and gave me the opportunity to experience various parts of an agency. Through NeXus, I ended up finding my dream job right out of college!”

Breena Mutchler
2022 neXus particpant

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Frequently Asked Questions  


How and where can I apply?

The nexus application process can be found on our careers site. You must apply directly online. However, we are no longer accepting applications for this year’s neXus program. Please check back at the beginning of next year for updates on when we will be accepting applications for our next cycle.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When is the best time to apply for the neXus program?

Applications for the neXus program are posted at the beginning of the program year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

How does the selection process work?

Each application is reviewed carefully. We look for individuals with a profound interest in learning more about the advertising/marketing industry. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Can I apply for an Internship as well as the neXus program?

If you are selected to be part of the intern program, you will automatically participate in neXus. We also accept a select group of individuals to participate in just the neXus program.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Is neXus a paid program?

No. If you are chosen to be part of just the neXus program, it is unpaid.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do I get a creditation for completing the neXus program?

Yes. All individuals who successfully attend all the sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Who is eligible to apply for neXus?

Our neXus program is geared towards early college students, or any other individuals who have a keen interest in learning more about the adverting/ marketing industry.

What are the start and end dates for the neXus program this year?

Our 2023 neXus program will run June 15th to August 16th. A schedule with finalized class dates and times will be provided to all participants closer to the program start date.