Gateway to Greatness


What is Gateway to Greatness?

Gateway to Greatness (GtoG) isn’t your typical internship – it’s so much more. GtoG is a paid, 40-hour a week position where “apprentices” are immersed into agency life as part of an account team, doing real work for real clients. As an apprentice, you’ll participate in lunch and learns, attend culture events, and work with other apprentices to create and present an actual client pitch. So, if you’re looking to make coffee and do busy work, you’ve come to the wrong place. 

We're now accepting applications for our 2019 summer/fall apprentice class. View available Apprenticeship openings here.

Feel free to fill out the generic apprentice application year-round.


We want recent graduates with a desire to join The Marketing Arm in our quest to inspire the best people to improve daily, think bigger, and maximize fun. You should be motivated, smart, scrappy, creative, and coachable. We’re looking for candidates with diverse talents, backgrounds, and experiences, who are eager to roll up their sleeves and add value as part of an elite program at a top agency. If this sounds like you, then you just might be GtoG material. 


There are two GtoG sessions each year: session one runs from January to May and session two from June to December. Applications are accepted year-round, but the hiring process will happen 4-6 weeks before the session. Click below to learn more about the different apprentice opportunities and apply.

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Q. What types of roles are there for apprentices?

A. Opportunities vary each session based on need, but can include openings in account services, sports sponsorship, sports and experiential, creative, digital/social media, and more. 

Q. Do you only have apprentices in your Dallas office?

A. While a majority of our apprentice opportunities are in our Dallas office, we typically have an opening or two each session in our New York, Chicago, or LA offices. 

Q. Do I have to be graduated from college to apply?

A. You must either be in your final semester or have graduated within two years and be available to work 40 hours a week – and onsite during typical work hours – to be eligible to apply. This is a must since you’re on a real team, doing real work. And because we want to know that if we "fall in love," you're available to join the agency full-time.

Q. How likely is it that I will be hired after the program?

A. Around 80% of our apprentices are hired to entry-level positions after the program. And, you can be hired on for a full-time role prior to the session ending. We look at apprentices first when filling coordinator roles. 


Q. How is an apprenticeship different from an internship?

A. Apprenticeships are about training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and accompanying educational opportunities. And, that's exactly what we're doing. GtoG is so much more than an internship; it's a program designed for the purpose of training the next generation of marketing professionals and TMA employees.