Recent Collegiate DECA winner Kate Stevens wins again!

After winning big at the recent National and International Collegiate DECA competitions, Kate Stevens has secured yet another accomplishment: being selected to participate in the International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS) Summer Fellowship Program. 

The Fellowship takes place from June 2 - August 3 in New York City. It is an all-expenses-paid, nine-week program that allows participants to learn about the media industry, enhance professional skills, and develop their network, all while interning at a top media company in NYC.

According to the IRTS website, the competitive program includes:

  • Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  • A paid internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student's interests and career goals.
  • A comprehensive Orientation Week where Fellows have the rare opportunity to gain unparalleled access to a stellar line up of leaders while visiting numerous companies. 
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits, professional development and speaker sessions.
  • Mentoring and access to the vast IRTS network.
  • Extensive career counseling and networking opportunities.

IRTS Fellows come from all majors including advertising, business, communications, data science, information technology, journalism, math, production, public relations, and more. Stevens, a Comm Design major at Stephens College, is set to graduate in 2025.

"In the future, I hope to work in a marketing agency as a designer or an account director," says Stevens. Lucky for her, the IRTS Fellowship program is touted as having played a key role in launching the careers of top media professionals for 50 years.

Congratulations, Kate!


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