Marc Scoleri, CEO/Co-Founder
With over 15 years of experience in creative recruiting, career development and talent management, Marc offers immense knowledge and experience in the field of human resources. As a former Career Advisor for students majoring in design and media arts at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and an Executive Committee Member and Director of Career Services at The Art Institute of New York City, Marc realized the need for a creative industry internship resource, one that provides entry-level experience within competitive creative fields such as new media, design, marketing and advertising.
Knowing the need of many companies, from Fortune 100 entities to startups to work with top-notch creative talent, Marc co-founded CreativeInterns.com. He’s published Quickstart Internship System to assist companies to start quality internship programs.
Numerous companies including Apple, Marvel Entertainment, CNBC, McGraw-Hill, and HBO have worked with Marc to recruit student interns; many of them have been recruited as entry-level employees. These companies benefit by having a steady pipeline of creative interns before they hire talent full-time thus saving them thousands of dollars on recruiting costs and lowering their risk of poor hires. In addition, a quality internship program can identify talent that fits a company’s culture.
Shay Fu, COO/Co-Founder
An internship on the trading floor of a Wall Street firm during her junior year of high school changed her career path forever. Shay ended up financing herself through a private art school in New York City called School of Visual Arts majoring in Computer Art: Interactive Design, Motion Graphics and 2D/3D animation.
Shay’s career in advertising started at Grey Entertainment as a Studio Artist and Junior Art Director for clients such as ABC Television and Warner Brothers Television Network. She served over eight years at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, managing studio services for brands including Delta Airlines, Olay, Old Spice, Yoplait, International Olympics Committee, Tylenol, Cheerios, Toyota and more.
In 2006, she departed S&S and founded Fume Relations, a Creative Services Consultancy. Fume Relations provided production, procurement, resource management and project management services to JWT, Lehman Brothers, Neuberger Berman, Big Fuel Communications, CreativeFeed and more. In 2009, Shay joined RAPP New York to manage talent and creative operations across all brands and departments for over three years.
Today, Shay is responsible for leading overall business at Craft Worldwide in New York. Craft Worldwide specializes in global creative adaption in broadcast/video production, digital production and print production.
Starting out in the creative field can be one tough task and gaining internship experience related to your field of study is required to advance your career. Thankfully, CreativeInterns.com is here to help. Our goal is to connect new and emerging talent with innovative employers; creating opportunities to gain experience through internships and entry-level employment.
Signing up lets you access listings of available internships, industry partners and employers, or find an up and coming creative that fits with your company. Interns can feature their accomplishments and employers can quickly identify talent by skill and field of study such as advertising, design, web development, visual communications and public relations.
But CreativeInterns.com is much more than just an online resource. We support students and employers with products and services that aim to improve the internship experience. With a presence at colleges and creative industry events, we’ve already helped to provide meaningful experiences to emerging talent that will prepare them for the industry, and we’re always looking to develop more internship opportunities; giving creatives the experience they need. Likewise, we consult with employers to help create quality internship programs.
• Employers that offer learning and mentoring through internship and entry-level career opportunities.
• Partners that support the development of students and emerging creative talent.
• Internship programs that provide industry experience to interns and entry-level talent while adding value to the business community.
• Success stories from our partners, employers and creative talent.
The CreativeInterns.com community includes but is not limited to students, recent graduates, employers, partners and educational institutions within the following areas:
Animation, Design, Communications, Web Development, Photography, Digital Filmmaking, Editing, Writing, Industrial Design, Architecture, Artists, Programming, Illustration, Audio Production, Interior Design, Motion Graphics, Event Production, Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia and more…