FGV ECMI is inspired by the best examples in Brazil and abroad, both inside and outside FGV, to promote an academic environment that is grounded in the reality of the job market and in innovations in the communication industry.
The wide range of activities and initiatives to connect the School to the communication market include the entrepreneur journey and professional placement, enabling each student to define their path according to their career plans.
The intersection between teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship is a reality in several programs at FGV ECMI, such as the undergraduate course in Digital Communication and the MBA in Digital Communication Strategies. In these courses, students may also leverage the benefits of Placement, Alumni, and the extension program of the School’s labs.
The FGV ECMI Placement focuses on connecting students and former students to the best career opportunities in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, helping meet the growing demand for qualified professionals in the communication and information industry. With various initiatives focused on professional placement and development of skills for entrepreneurship, its mission is to become a benchmark in the Brazilian market.
Areas with a high demand for qualified professional, such as communication management, digital media research, multimedia content production, data analytics and business intelligence, as well as various innovation sectors, will benefit from FGV’s dependable education when looking for qualified people for their ranks.
The FGV ECMI Placement is divided into two major axes: Professional Placement and Entrepreneurship.
Axis 1: Professional Placement
Aiming to connect students and alumni to the best work opportunities in Brazil, helping them achieve relevant positions in their careers, the professional placement axis at FGV ECMI includes the following lines of work:
- Publication of available positions for communication professionals;
- Provision of resumes and professional profiles of the School’s students and alumni for consultation by companies and organizations;
- Organization of events, workshops, talks and trainee fares;
- Organization of field projects prepared by students and supervised by FGV ECMI professors in companies and partner institutions. In these projects, students tackle real business challenges in predefined teams and present solutions in an annual event held by the School.
Axis 2: Entrepreneurship
Aiming to provide visibility to new communication businesses with the potential for innovation and to prepare students and alumni to obtain the support from accelerators, incubators and investors, the entrepreneurship axis in our Placement program includes the following lines of work:
- Active search for project financing calls from individuals or legal persons, published in our website;
- Technical assistance for proposal submissions;
- Preparation and training in project presentation for future investors and the development of innovative ideas, in formats such as pitching, 1-min talks and sprints;
- Entrepreneur’s library with access to and recommendation of books, podcasts, videos, films and other multimedia materials with relevant content for entrepreneur training.
Initiatives integrating both axes
In addition to the specific lines of work in each axis, other initiatives are common to both, such as:
- Production of exclusive content with news, information and events on career and entrepreneurship, published on the Placement website;
- Production of periodic industry analyses indicating trends and challenges in the digital communication industry in Brazil;
- Joint initiatives with the Innovation Cube and the DAPP Lab to incorporate an activity and event schedule to help prepare students for the job market and the entrepreneur journey;
- Open Day: a day with open doors for students to present the projects developed over the year to the public and renowned professionals in the market.
More information coming soon on how to enroll with the FGV ECMI Placement.
The FVG ECMI Placement is located in the FGV Headquarters Building, where the School is also located. The location at Praia do Botafogo offers a proximity with daily life at the FGV ECMI and with the corridor connecting the commercial center of Rio de Janeiro to the city's South Zone.
With excellent transport connection to all regions in the city, including the subway system and several bus lines, the location will help the FGV ECMI Placement to operate in a relevant way. We are ready to exchange and learn within one of the most dynamic markets in Social Communication in Brazil, since Rio de Janeiro is home to a large part of this industry’s activities in the country.
What is the Alumni?
The FGV ECMI Alumni is a follow-up program for the School’s alumni. Its goal is to encourage former students to keep in contact with the institution and collaborate with its development in the medium and long term. In addition, it is also a way to build and maintain the School’s values, congregating mutual interests in the academic community.
The FGV ECMI Alumni includes alumni from undergraduate and graduate courses and short- and medium-duration courses at the School, as well as the courses offered by FGV DAPP since 2019. The program focuses on three major fronts:
- Follow-up and support in the professional journey of alumni;
- Maintenance of former students’ ties with FGV ECMI;
- Collaboration of former students in helping the ongoing establishment and improvement of FGV ECMI and its academic and professional projects, including participation in the yearly alumni survey.
Yearly Alumni Survey
Every year, we send an electronic survey to former students, aiming to identify the professional profile of alumni and their insertion in the job market. That is a way for FGV ECMI to follow-up on the academic and professional journey of its alumni and understand the impact of education in their careers.
The goals of this survey are:
International FGV ECMI Alumni Network
In addition to the Alumni program in Brazil, FGV ECMI will encourage the creation and development of an international Alumni network, seeking to encourage integration and exchange between Brazilian and foreign students participating in the School's exchange programs.
This network aims to stimulate intercultural relationships, knowledge exchange, and networking, during and after the completion of courses or exchange programs. It will also help understand academic and professional needs of the international market for digital communication.
Like students, alumni can become School ambassadors, participate in international programs and/or projects, and help attract new students and introduce regular or visiting professors.
The FGV ECMI International Alumni program is in line with the School’s and FGV’s vocation to train qualified professionals to work globally and in multicultural environments.
More information coming soon on how to enroll with the FGV ECMI International Alumni.
Alumni follow-up with FGV NEDC
The Internship and Career Development Center (Núcleo de Estágio e Desenvolvimento de Carreiras – FGV NEDC) is a multidisciplinary sector dedicated to promoting integration between the job market and the student body of the institution. FGV NEDC's activities are extended to alumni, who can benefit from the publication of job positions, individualized career counseling, training for job interviews, and networking events organized for FGV students.
Former students can also have their professional profiles published at the FGV ECMI Placement, a service organized in partnership with FGV NEDC.
How to enroll with the FGV ECMI Alumni
Alumni may join the FGV ECMI Alumni upon completing their course and terminating their enrollment. Simply fill in the registration form with your personal data and wait for our team to contact you. After confirming your registration, you will be sent a digital identification card as an FGV ECMI Alumni member. With the card, former students can enjoy program benefits such as joining the Mario Henrique Simonsen Library at FGV Rio and having access to activities organized by FGV ECMI Placement and FGV NEDC.
The curriculum of the undergraduate course in Digital Communication includes a minimum of 300 hours of supervised internship experience. In this type of internship, students perform activities in the field of communication in companies and organizations affiliated to the School and the Internship and Career Development Center (FGV NEDC). A School professor and a specialized FGV NEDC team will supervise the entire duration of the student’s internship, providing the necessary support for a learning-rich journey.
In addition to the curricular internship, students can also choose to intern for more than the mandatory 300 hours. In these cases, students are monitored by the FGV NEDC team and the extra hours count as a complementary activity in the non-curricular supervised internship modality.
The internship experience allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired at the School in projects and real-world tasks of everyday work in communication. In addition, they develop new abilities, competencies and soft skills, always with the support of FGV ECMI and an internship supervisor from the contracting company or organization, who is in frequent contact with the supervising professor at FGV ECMI.