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Coming Together to Empower Diversity and Inclusion in
Media, Entertainment, and Technology

Group shot of students who attended ODI in 2019

Our Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to create a more diverse and inclusive media industry by providing marginalized and under-represented students unprecedented access to our industry’s current leaders. In addition, we aim to help our industry at large meet its goals to identify and hire a more diverse workforce.

For Students and Recent Graduates

For students and recent graduates who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, ODI provides a platform for career guidance, insights, and conversations around all aspects of the media industry, powered by unprecedented access to current media leaders and innovators.

For the Media

For the media industry - currently working to better reflect the audiences it serves - ODI is a resource to both identify diverse job candidates, and understand the needs and perspectives of youth who come from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds through discussion, mentorship programs, and studies.

How Many Students?

To date, more than 6,800 students and recent college graduates have participated in One Day Immersion, in person, and via the web. These students represent majors like Arts & Entertainment, Business & Finance, Communications, Media Studies, Media Technology, and Film & TV Production.

How Many Schools?

These students represent more than 135 colleges and universities across the country, including:

  • Baruch College
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Colorado Film School
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University, Lincoln Center
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College
  • Lafayette College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Pace University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rutgers University
  • Smith College
  • St. John’s University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The George Washington University
  • The New School
  • UCLA
  • USC
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida-Gainesville
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Villanova University