LA Placement Program
Professional placement opportunities
Below is a list of previous professional placement opportunities in LA. Students will attend their placement four days a week, Monday through to Thursday for the duration of the program.
Though the skill set for each placement will vary, the same core requirements are essential for all placements: professionalism, integrity, strong oral and written communication, research skills, and teamwork.
- Capello Capital
For over 39 years, Cappello Capital Corp. and its affiliates have provided innovative investment banking services to public and private companies for a broad range of transactions exceeding $155 billion in aggregate value. Whether a client's needs are complex or conventional in nature, Cappello professionals apply their expertise to provide: access to growth capital, recapitalizations, advice on mergers and acquisitions, guidance on strategic decisions, restructuring of ailing balance sheets and valuation services. Students will work under Paul Hopper, Managing Director of Capello Group Inc., and Head of the Australia Desk and Paul Kromwyk, Senior Vice President of Capello Capital Corp.
- City of Santa Monica
The Santa Monica City Council, is the governing body of the city of Santa Monica. Santa Monica is a diverse city, housing executives and Hollywood celebrities to single-family neighbourhoods. It has a very active consistency that engages in all facets of the community's development and issues. The Council is made up of seven members elected at-large for staggered four-year terms. Every two years, after each election, the City Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore. Specific tasks/departments that students will work in are yet to be confirmed.
- Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $180 billion in assets under management. We provide asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance services, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals.
- McCafferty & Company
McCafferty & Company is a boutique advisory firm focused on the media & technology industries. We provide our clients strategic and financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, private placements and other corporate finance and capital markets matters. Our expertise across media and technology, combined with deep industry and capital markets relationships, allows us to provide exceptional value to our clients. McCafferty & Company has worked across the media and technology industry, including television, film, and digital media. The core of our practice is based on integrity and service to others. This includes our clients, business partners, colleagues and the community.
- M&C Saatchi
We believe it’s far easier to complicate than to simplify. That simple ideas will enter the brain quicker and stay longer. Simplicity of thought therefore is an absolute necessity. And, often times, a painful one. But, stripping away all the adjective layers to find that one impermeable truth – the one that makes the sides of your lips begin to curl up, your hair stand on end, and the future seem so much clearer – is absolutely crucial. To help build such brands, we have a complete suite of services: M&C SAATCHI SHARE (social, digital and content), M&C SAATCHI MOBILE (mobile media strategy), M&C SAATCHI PR (sports & entertainment), M&C SAATCHI MERLIN (talent management), BLACK & WHITE (strategy and insight research).
- Pacific Council on International Policy
The non-partisan Pacific Council is the premier membership-based international affairs organization focused on policy issues of special resonance on and to the West Coast. The Council's membership consists of a diverse network of leaders from a broad range of professions and business sectors; our members are heavily invested in understanding international affairs and affecting public policy. The Pacific Council provides them with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of global issues and their effectiveness in the international arena both professionally and personally. Students will assist the organisation on various research-based projects.
- ROAR Asia Pacific
ROAR, LLC offers media management and production services to corporations and high net worth individuals. It provides film and television talent, music, and brand management; film and television production; media advisory; business development; and content creation services. Additionally, the company offers media partnerships and alliances management services. ROAR caters to entertainment, lifestyle, and corporate sectors. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in New York, New York; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. Two students will work under Zsofi Paterson, Director of Strategy on various projects across ROAR's extensive portfolio.
- Sony DADC
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital solution provider for the entertainment, education and information industries, offering world-class optical media replication services, digital and physical supply chain solutions and software services. The company's network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries worldwide.
- Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia and encouraging Australians to travel domestically, both for leisure and business events. In the Americas, the focus of Tourism Australia's activities is in the USA, Canada and Brazil. Activity throughout the region is managed from Tourism Australia's office in Los Angeles. One student will support the LA office in a range of areas including advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs etc. The main focus of the placement will be focused on the offices G'day USA Australia Week activities in January.