Our Program Components
Awards two-year scholarships to undergraduates at public university partners who demonstrate financial need and show a high potential to make a positive impact on the field. Encourages students to complete their undergraduate education and discover insights and analytics careers in marketing, advertising, media and research.
Connects promising students to a network of professionals working at ARF member companies. Scholars will gain access to ARF’s professional programs – including conferences, seminars, Learning Labs, Young Pros and Women in Analytics.
Scholars gain access to ARF WIDE partners offering paid summer internship opportunities, providing students a competitive advantage when entering the job market. ARF WIDE builds a talent pipeline for companies that strive for equity and inclusion among their ranks.
Program orients Scholars to the ecosystem and provides technical skill-building Learning Labs.
Networks & Support:
Scholars are matched with ARF Young Pros and Senior Executives who provide career coaching and guidance.
Young Pro Coaches
ARF Young Pros are uniquely suited to serve as a bridge between the undergraduate experience and professional workforce. Young Pro Coaches will provide a relatable and approachable support system for ARF WIDE Scholars as they navigate the ARF and the industry at large.
ARF is leveraging the association’s unique network of industry leadership to further supplement the professional networks of our upperclassmen scholars.
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To get involved or learn more about WIDE, please contact us at WIDE@thearf.org.
ARF WIDE is a program of the ARF Charitable Foundation, 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable foundation. Contributions to ARF Charitable Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.