1stFive -- Careers, Community, Connections

1stFive.org focuses on advancing the talent acquisition, retention and leadership development initiatives of our member companies., with a focus on multi-cultural diversity. 1stFive supports our community’s newest members from their first internship through the first five years of their careers in the media and advertising business. The 1stFive platform at MediaVillage.com publishes content by, for and about our community’s youngest media buyers, planners, sellers, writers, bloggers, photographers, digital designers, marketers, advertising junkies, TV buffs,  and others. 1stFive creates experiences for our clients’ talent to help them navigate the first years of their careers, and to assure they recognize the opportunities available to them beyond their day job.

Each summer, 1stFive hosts events for summer interns, many of whom are experiencing our industry for the first time. We create a welcoming environment and create contacts that may last them throughout their careers. We continue our outreach and support them with dual mentoring initiatives and life-building experiences. We feature career-related content from young voices across the industry. We also provide advice from and opportunities to connect with media execs at our member companies.

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Keryce Chelsi Henry

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Michael Farmer

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Charlotte Lipman

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Mary Ellen Holden

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Jack Myers

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Sydney Polinchock

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E.B. Moss

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Graeme Hutton

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Lynne d Johnson

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Charlene Weisler

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Juan Ayala

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Philip McKenzie

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Chelsea Szabo

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Radha Subramanyam

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Kathy Aaronson

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Connor Zickgraf

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Darren Martin

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Ed Martin

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Leanna Garfield

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Simon Applebaum

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Mackenzie Cyr

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Allison Hillhouse

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Josh Kruter

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