McKinney welcomes its tenth 4A’s MAIP intern
This year, McKinney marks another milestone in its longstanding and active participation with the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). As part of that, we’re proud to announce our tenth MAIP intern, Geena San Miguel.
“Of all of the diversity initiatives offered within our industry, this one is nearest and dearest to my heart,” said McKinney Chief Talent Officer Sue Roche. “The quality and passion of MAIP talent is outstanding and always has been — these interns have a hunger to make a difference in our industry and in the world. They possess unprecedented confidence and courage. Kudos, and a special thanks to the 4A’s for bringing these provocative, fearless voices to our industry’s table.”
San Miguel is a senior at the University of Florida, majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. Proud of her Cuban heritage, she loves sharing her love of Cuban culture with everyone she meets. In addition, she’s no MAIP newbie, having spent last summer as a MAIP intern at Omnicom Media Group in New York.
“I am really happy to be working at an agency that is actively pursuing diverse talent,” said San Miguel. “McKinney is the type of place that welcomes people from all different paths of life, and I feel that here I can share my background and where I come from with the people around me. I want to be able to bring my full Cuban-American self to the workplace, and I have been able to do that at McKinney.”
The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program offers multicultural students a unique paid, full-time summer internship at 4A’s participating agencies nationwide blending real-world work experience, networking opportunities within the industry, and valuable professional credentials that position individuals better in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top student talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the diversity workforce of our industry.
This summer, in addition to our tenth MAIP intern, McKinney celebrates 20 years of “Mterns,” including the third recipient of the Joni Madison Diversity Scholarship and our first-ever military veteran Mtern.