NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide New York announces the launch of User Experience (UX) Academy, a new internship program focused primarily on User Experience Design, in partnership with select Havas digital clients. Havas Worldwide New York is in the process of selecting six interns to participate in the first UX Academy which kicks off this summer.
The UX Academy combines hands-on client work, training workshops with UX leaders in the industry and breakout sessions facilitated by the Havas UX leadership team. The program will culminate in individual project that will be presented at the end of the summer. Graduates of the program will have applied experience with today's cutting edge leading clients.
"The truth is that effective user experience design drives digital advertising effectiveness," said Jason Jercinovic New York President of Havas Worldwide Digital. "Agencies and brands must employ future thinking experience architects, as they will deliver on our requirements in designing the next generation customer journey. Graduates of the Havas UX Academy will learn the applied skills of the UX craft delivering solutions which are effective, engaging, worthy of sharing, and unified regardless of platform."
"UX is one of the most interesting and demanded roles in today's marketing and communications organization. Havas' UX team members are integral in our development of innovative consumer experiences, visioning new ways to marry creative and technology," said Alex Bombeck, President North America Havas Worldwide Digital. "It's arguably one of the most important positions in our Agency today."Interns will also participate in activities with the Havas Worldwide's Future First Intern Program and get a comprehensive experience of what it means to work in a cutting "All-in" environment. This summer internship program will run from June 10 – August 9, 2013. About Havas Worldwide Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in 316 offices in 120 cities and 75 countries, and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA). Contact: Jared Kreiner Corporate Communications Havas Worldwide New York T: (212) 886-4269 Jared.email@example.com