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Young Media Professionals Foundation is a platform that connects and builds a community of young talent in media, marketing and advertising and provides them with opportunities that will enhance their career.

Our mission is to provide equal opportunities, embrace diversity and inclusion and build a supportive community.







Our founder, Ritika Agrawal, is a young media professional herself who values all the opportunities she has had during her college experience. A senior in Advertising with minors in Data Science and Design Studies, Ritika likes to be called a data-driven creative.

Ritz was recognized in 2019 as one of the country’s top twelve media students by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation and represented Iowa State University in the 2019 finals of the Washington Media Scholars Case Competition. The Association of National Advertisers selected her for the prestigious MADE internship with NBCUniversal in New York. Only an innovative intern like Ritz could have succeeded at the remote opportunity. Furthermore, she afterward took on another internship with NBCUniversal subsidiary E! News in Los Angeles. This Cyclone doesn’t quit.

During the pandemic, Ritz saw her peers struggle to find internship opportunities, while others were being forced to recommence with job searches after the coronavirus caused cancellations worldwide. Ritz jumped to found the Young Media Professionals Foundation, connecting young talent in media, marketing and advertising with top employers and industry leaders.

On campus, Ritz served as editor-in-chief of Cardinal Eats and is the advertising manager at the Iowa State Daily. She even squeezes in time for undergraduate research while maintaining a place on the dean’s list.


Truly a global thinker, Ritz loves to connect and network while also opening doors of connection for others.




Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award Recipient |

3-time intern at NBCUniversal |

Top 12 National Media student by Washington Media Scholars Foundation 2019 |

Ritika Agrawal
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