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RAPP opens its doors to talent without college degrees

October 07, 2021

"On September 20, RAPP welcomed its first team member who doesn’t have a college degree. 

Christian Wimberly, a 2020 high school graduate based in L.A., joined the agency as the first participant in RAPP’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a talent recruitment and retention initiative designed to help people without college degrees break into advertising. He joined the team as an assistant account executive. 

RAPP launched the program earlier this year to open its doors to talent from diverse backgrounds and disadvantaged circumstances. It was inspired by the talent gap, racial inequities in hiring practices and recent data that shows 60% of working Americans do not have a bachelor’s degree, said Mark Miller, SVP and client partner at RAPP."

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