“Think, Link & Learn”

Monday, September 29, 2008

October is "Careers Month" :: Important AD/PR Media Seminars & Career Fairs

PRSSA & AAF Student Chapters
Registration Open :: Sign Up NOW!

CCNY-MCA has have active student chapters of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and AAF (American Advertising Federation). These are professional student clubs that need talented and motivated students. Now's the time to sign up; interested students should see:

> Prof. Ed Keller about AAF (Shepard-Rm. 280)

> Prof. Lynn Appelbaum about PRSSA (Shepard-Rm. 472A; sign up on door – dues are $50, due by Oct. 24)


Careers in Interactive Advertising
Meet Execs from Facebook, Universal McCann, Ogilvy & Mather and Carat

Thursday, Oct. 16 :: 12:30 - 2 PM
Shepard Hall, Rm. # 290

Come find out more about exciting creative careers in Interactive Advertising! Presented by the CCNY Career Center in collaboration with AAF-CCNY and PRSSA-CCNY, panel participants include:

> Dan Coughlin – Director of Media Sales, Facebook
> David Cohen – Executive Vice President, US Director of Digital Communications, Universal McCann Worldwide
> Lisa Wong – Human Resources Manager, Interns and Associates Programs, Ogilvy & Mather
> Gina Smilyansky, Digital Associate Media Director, Carat

To sign up, visit The Career Center (212.650.5327), located in NAC 1/116:

> Mondays – Thursdays, 9 AM-5 PM
> Fridays, 9 AM-3 PM

This presentation is part of The Career Center’s Counseling & Professional Development Programs.

Meet Harold Burson, Founder and CEO of Burson-Marsteller

Thursday, Oct. 23 :: 12:30 – 2 PM
Shepard Hall, Rm. # 250

Founder and CEO Harold Burson of Burson Marsteller, will be interviewed by Prof. Alicia Evans (one of our esteemed CCNY – MCA adjuncts) as part of her Living Room Series.

Students should NOT MISS the opportunity to hear from a true PR legend. All PR majors are ENCOURAGED to attend; Prof. Evans almost always leaves time for Q&A. You should visit http://www.bm.com to thoroughly familiarize yourself with Burson’s organization, management and account roster.

Come with questions! This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from an industry leader. Harold Burson is one of PR’s TRUE PIONEERS!

MAIP Summer Internship Seminar Briefing

Thursday, Oct. 30 :: 12:30 – 2 PM
Shepard Hall, Rm. # 290

Students can apply for SUMMER ‘09 for internships in BOTH AD and PR. This is a highly competitive PAID internship program, and a very valuable one. Last year CCNY had 2 MAIP participants. Both found it rewarding.

Come hear CCNY student Lynnsey Rijos, last year's MAIP intern talk about her experience and what it takes to get accepted!

“Building Bridges” :: MCA Alumni Student Networking Event

Thursday, Nov. 13 :: 6-9 PM
Shepard Hall, Rm. #290

Join PRSSA and AAF for the 3rd Annual “Building Bridges” networking event, which links CCNY-MCA students with recent grads and distinguished alums from the college’s Communications Alumni Association.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make the POWERFUL CCNY alumni network work for you. CCNY alumni work at virtually every leading communications organization and want to help you excel in your career. Stay tuned for more info re: speakers and alumni slated to attend.

Other Announcements


Students in all 300 and 400 level classes who are interested in securing internships next semester should see Prof. Appelbaum asap about Spring ’09 intern applications. Students should bring a current resume.


For Spanish Speaking Students Interested in Latino Media Careers
Hispanic Television Summit on Digital Video

Joseph Schramm, President, Schramm Sports Marketing, needs VOLUNTEERS to work for the Hispanic Television Summit on Digital Video, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 & 23 at the New York Hilton. Students are needed:

> Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11 AM - 7 PM
> Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7 AM - 7 PM

Students are invited to stay for the cocktail party at 7 PM to meet with attendees and network!

Interested? See Prof. Appelbaum asap or send an email with your phone number; lappelbaum@ccny.cuny.edu or lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com.

CUNY Journalism, Broadcast & New Media Conference

Friday, Oct. 3 :: CUNY Graduate Center
Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street :: Manhattan

Leading communications employers will attend the CUNY Journalism, Broadcast & New Media Conference and Career Fair Friday Oct. 3 to recruit interns and full-time staff. It’s an excellent opportunity to network and learn more about careers in these fields.

Register NOW at http://www1.cuny.edu/cgi-bin/urbin/mediaconference.pl



Companies who will attend include:

FOX 5/MY 9


Financial Literacy is Your Responsibility

Create a Budget and Learn the Basics
CNN.com’s Financial Glossary has the 411

To help you understand all things financial, CNN.com has prepared this handy Student Financial Glossary. Familiarize yourself with the terms. It may be one of the best lessons you ever learn on your way to earning a degree and gainful employment. Ask questions; talk to family members; apply for financial aid EARLY; visit your local bank if you have questions about credit card offers. Get ADVICE from trusted sources before you sign on the dotted line. Use your academic and social network to improve your “$$$ knowledge” and increase your overall financial literacy.

CNN.com Student Financial Glossary


A smart first step is to develop a budget and stick to it. Second, don’t spend more than you earn. Simple lessons, but not easy to implement—even for adults.

Later this semester, students from the Advertising / PR Workshop will unveil programs and special events to help you navigate the often bumpy road of financial literacy. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) also has a few educational programs planned. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 26, 2008

FREE American Marketing Association (AMA) Webcast :: Oct. 8 - 1 PM - Register NOW

The New Definition of Marketing Content:
The 5 Materials that Truly Drive Sales Conversations

Professor Gene Donati shares this FREE opportunity from the AMA:

Do you, like most marketing leaders, make targeted, well-branded
content available to your sales team at every turn? You are doing
everything right...and yet a majority of the materials you create go
unused by the field. Why? Let's start by asking 3 simple questions:

1) How are you providing content to the field?
2) How easily can your sales team consume this information?
3) Are you tapping into the "black market" of content and resources that is being used by the field (yes, great stuff really is out there!)
or are you focusing more on the content you're creating than on the
conversations taking place in the field?

If you ask most sales organizations what they need from Marketing
today, you'll hear that they're not looking for more content. Instead,
they're looking for the targeted insights, expertise, and support
critical to having a winning conversation with buyers
. These 5 tools
represent the new definition of Marketing content in leading
organizations worldwide.

Join Leigh Segall, Vice President of Marketing for SAVO and the AMA on
Wednesday, October 8 to learn how leading marketing organizations,
including American Express, ADP and Akamai are getting real about what
sales needs, and improving the way they approach, develop and
distribute content. Learn how to:

1) Push the best information into the hands of salespeople - at the right time
2) Gain real-time insight into what content is most effective and how it is being used
3) Harvest the "black market" of content, information and insight from
the field - and across the organization
4) Enable better control of the message being delivered by the field
5) Prioritize scarce resources to focus on the right initiative

Event Details

DATE: October 8, 2008 (Wednesday)

TIME: 10amPT/ 11amMT/ 12pmCT/ 1pmET


> Leigh Segall, Vice President of Marketing, SAVO
> Anna Carbonara, Moderator, American Marketing Association

COST: Complimentary



Center for Communication :: Just Posted :: Complete Fall 2008 Schedule


Check out the Center for Communication often for numerous FREE ad/pr, film/video and journalism panels to boost your knowledge about the profession. In addition to events and insider one-on-ones throughout the city with communications giants, there is an upcoming event at the Apollo Theatre that you may be able to check out after class!

Breaking into Kids' Media: How to Get to Sesame Street
Want to get your foot in the door in this exciting field? Join us at the Apollo to hear from those who are part of television's longest running children's show - and one of the most respected brands in the field, covering film, television, video and computer games, websites and books. Learn how you can gain the competitive edge by acquiring the right skillset, making great contacts and learning all you can about the kids media to help you land a job and start building your career.

Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer
Dr. Rosemarie Tru
glio, research director
Joey Mazzarino, writer/puppeteer/director
Kevin Clash, performer for Elmo/producer/director
Sonia Manzano, performer for Maria

Katherine Oliver, Panel Moderator & Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting

Presented with the
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 6 - 8 pm
WHERE: Apollo Theater
TO REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

CUNY Journalism, Broadcast and New Media Conference and Career Fair :: Oct. 3 :: Register NOW

CUNY students are invited to meet dozens of recruiters in broadcast, print and the web offering information on internships, jobs and careers.

The Economist, The New York Times, Adobe, Inc., are among the media companies that will be represented; to register, ask any professor for more info or hit control + click: Register students today.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Save the Date :: Oct. 16 :: Creative Careers Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 16 :: 12:30 – 2 PM
Shepard Hall, Room #290

"Creative Careers Workshop -- SAVE THE DATE!!! David Thompson of the CCNY Career Center, AAF-CCNY President Jason Selfe and Prof. Nancy Tag have landed AMAZING guests!!! On Thursday, Oct. 16: Facebook, Universal McCann, Ogilvy & Mather, and Carat will give presentations about careers in Interactive Advertising. SAVE THE DATE!!!

Jason encourages everyone to look through their corporate websites and learn about the featured companies. He urges MCA students to “Come with questions. Show your interest. Make a connection."

The MAIP info day (originally slated for Oct. 16) has been re-scheduled; new date to come.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tax-Exempt Scholarship Fund Established

PRSA-NY has set up a tax-exempt way for you and the entire New York PR community to assist our best and brightest students! Click here to read the press release announcing our 501(c)(3) fund that was established as a part of the PRSA Foundation or visit http://www.prsa.org.

MAIP Info Day - Oct. 30 - 12:30 - 2 PM, Shepard Hall - Room #290

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) graduate and CCNY MCA Alum Lynssey Rijos will present details of the program, application process and deadlines.

Come learn about this highly competitive and rewarding professional training program.

International Sweethearts of Rhythm Screening :: Sept. 24 - 5 PM

See MCA Chair Andrea Weiss’ Film
Rifkind Center Conference Room, NAC 6/316
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5 PM

Noted documentary filmmaker, writer and historian Andrea Weiss, Chair of CCNY’s Media & Communication Arts Department, will present her film "The International Sweethearts of Rhythm." The work tells the story of on an all-women's (and mostly black) big-band jazz group of the 1940s-50s. There will be discussion and refreshments.

Venez nombreux ! (Y'all come!)

VCU Brand Center @ CCNY Monday, Sept. 22

Top Advertising Graduate School Reps on Campus
Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 PM (Location Pending)

Exciting news! For AAF-CCNY's first event of the semester, a representative from VCU Brand Center will discuss the school’s graduate programs Monday Sept. 22 @ 6:30 PM; location pending.

VCU Brand Center is one of the top advertising graduate schools in the country. Whether you’re interested in creative or account management, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU – Richmond, VA) offers an award winning program. For more info: www.brandcenter.vcu.edu; for the exact room location, contact AAF Chapter President Jason Selfe at jason_selfe@hotmail.com, who strongly encourages everyone with free time to attend.

NAMIC New York Public Affairs :: October Case Study Competition Competition

Interested Students—Contact Prof. Lynn Appelbaum Immediately
Showcase Your Team's Interactive Skills During NAMIC's Media Day
Network Selections Due Monday, Sept. 22

According to organizers at the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), this opportunity provides great exposure to the world of communications and entertainment, and allows students to be showcased and honored among New York City area peers.

There will be first, second and third place winners which will be announced October 24, 2008 (date pending). The amazing prizes have been sponsored by Lifetime Networks, IFC, Sundance, HBO and MTV to name a few. Ideally, there will be 4 students per team.

The preliminary outline for the week of October 20, 2008 is as follows:

Career Panel - Monday, October 20, 2008
Featuring top executives from the entertainment industry.

Celebration - Friday, October 24, 2008 (date pending)
Winning teams announced and awarded their prizes along with photo opportunities with top executives and VIP from the entertainment industry.

Important Case Study Notes
Please note that within the case study, students are asked to select a network. The Committee has agreed upon the following networks: MTV, ESPN, HBO, Discovery & Lifetime. Once Prof. Appelbaum or your professor shares the case study with you, network selections should be made by Monday, September 22, 2008.

Again, see Prof. Appelbaum or any ad/pr professor for additional details if you’re interested.

For more NAMIC info go to: http://namic.com/

Nicole J. Myrie
Manager, Production Administration
WE tv
11 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor | New York, NY 10001
Tel. 646-273-3662/Fax 646-273-3659
E-mail: njmyrie@wetv.com

Cafe Abroad in Print

Freddie Chavda, a 2008 Marquette University graduate is spearheading a college campaign competition for Café Abroad.

According to Freddie's communique: "Since its inception in 2006, Café Abroad has become a name known by study abroad-minded students and schools thanks to its magazine, Café Abroad InPRINT, which is distributed to more than 320 study abroad offices, and available online at www.cafeabroadinprint.com.

"In the past year, more than a dozen university study abroad offices have adopted Café Abroad's Network Solution, an online platform that allows schools to interact with their prospective, current and returned study abroad students using a private network customized by the university and hosted on www.cafeabroad.com.

"Café Abroad also fosters close ties with students through its numerous internships offered to students who are studying all over the world. Interns generate the content on the website, which includes hundreds of journalism articles, events, reviews, photographs, blogs and more. Through its interns' efforts, Café Abroad has become the largest online student generated study abroad resource."

Keeping with the organization's commitment and dedication to students, Freddie invites CCNY MCA students to join Café Abroad's 2008 Campaign Competition. Participants are accepted until Friday, September 26, 2008 and the competition will extend to the end of November 2008. Advertising and marketing students are encouraged to enter; the competition challenges them to create an innovative and well thought out integrated advertising and marketing campaign for Café Abroad. Café Abroad encourages students to work in teams, with ideally 3-5 members per group.

If you are interested in coordinating a team, reach out to any MCA professor. Once an official entry form is completed and returned, Café Abroad will provide an official schedule for the competition and detailed information regarding the campaign’s focal points. Questions?

Visit www.cafeabroad.com or email freddiechavda@cafeabroad.com.

Friday, September 12, 2008

New York Women in Communications Foundation Presents Behind the Scenes at Good Morning America Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Millions of Americans wake up every day with Christopher Cuomo, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion, as they cover the latest in news, politics, weather, sports, health, family life and more.

For the first time ever, New York Women in Communications Foundation takes its Students and Young Professionals behind the scenes of this top-rated morning show!

Be an audience member during the live show. Meet the professionals who make the show happen every day, both on-camera and off-camera. And get a tour of the infamous GMA studio.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

*6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
*arrival: 6:30 AM sharp. Studio access 6:45 AM. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Good Morning America
Studio Entrance, 44th and Broadway

Student Members/Young Professional Members: $15
Student Nonmembers/Young Professional Nonmembers: $20

Attendance is limited. First come, first served.
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

To register, visit

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Story of Jack and Bill

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Event
Thursday, Sept. 25 – 6-8 PM
@ Clifford Chance
31 West 52nd Street, NYC
How Bill Lane helped Jack Welch and GE take the "Corporate" out of Corporate
Communications and Get Down to Business-and how you can too!
Before Jack Welch, General Electric was a plodding supertanker of a company.
After Jack? An agile $400 billion company and the envy of Wall Street.
Where does Bill fit in?  When Bill Lane, the author of "Jacked Up: The
Inside Story of How Jack Welch Talked GE into Becoming the Worlds Greatest
Company," joined GE as Jack's communications officer, the company was
dominated by suits pontificating in endless self-absorbed presentations that
would put even the worst insomniac to sleep. What was it like after Jack
(with a little help from Bill) got through with it? Corporate speak was
virtually gone; candor, sharing and learning-the real drivers of business
success-ruled. Wow.
Join Bill Lane for a riveting, high-energy and sometimes hilarious
presentation punctuated with relevant insights from Jack Welch, arguably the
greatest CEO in history and one of the most effective business
communicators. Bill will offer a number of simple, workable insights on how
to ban the bull from the entire spectrum of organizational communications
--from company or component meetings and speeches to important
documents including annual reports-and increase your value as a
communications professional by facilitating genuine communication. Bill's
presentation, customized for the needs of the group, will span what he
learned in combat as a green beret officer in Vietnam; to seven years at the
Pentagon running congressional hearings and presenting the Army's programs
to senators and congressmen; to the decades he wrote for Welch at GE.
Sign up now for the New York IABC session The Story of Jack and Bill: How
Bill Lane helped Jack Welch and GE take the "Corporate" out of Corporate
Communications and Get Down to Business-and how you can too! The price
of admission includes a hardcover copy of Bill Lane's bestseller,
"Jacked Up: The Inside Story of How Jack Welch Talked GE into Becoming the
World's Greatest Company"
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, September 25, 2008 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Clifford Chance
31 W 52nd Street
between 5th & 6th Avenue
Event Registration
Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Visa, MasterCard, Discover & Amex accepted
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept 23rd - Space is limited-sign up ASAP!
<http://www.nyiabc.com/> CLICK HERE
For more info, contact Maja Leibovitz, President & CEO, Serious Celebrations
at 212-203-6842 or mleibovitz@seriouscelebrations.com

For a summary of recent events sponsored by the International Association of
Business Communicators, please visit: http://www.nyiabc.com/events/index.htm

Refund policy: Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the
deadline to cancel and receive a refund for your registration is 5 business
days before the event. Refunds will not be available for registrants who
choose not to attend an event.
PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must be registered to attend an event.  Venue
security is often very tight. If your name is not on the door list and
payment has not been received, you will not be admitted.
Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators is
a global network of 15,000 business communication professionals in over 60
countries providing the content, credibility and forum to help colleagues
succeed in their careers and address major affairs and concerns of the
industry. IABC members hold positions in several major industries in
disciplines including employee, corporate, marketing and human resource
communications as well as public, media and investor relations.
Serious Celebrations | 909 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 |
www.seriouscelebrations.com <http://www.seriouscelebrations.com/>

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Advertising Club Kick-Off Meeting Thursday, Sept. 11

When: Thursday, Sept. 11 @ 12:30 - 2:00
Where: Shepard Hall, RM 275

About AAF-CCNY AAF-CCNY Chapter Website

The American Advertising Federation City College Chapter (AAF-CCNY) is a student based organization focused on helping its members explore and build a career in advertising. Through work-service projects, workshops and networking events, we provide our members with the opportunity to meet and connect with like minded students and industry professionals. For more information about current and future chapter activities, check out our calendar.

About AAF National Organization

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, DC, acts as the 'Unifying Voice for Advertising.' AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals.

AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America.

The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. more information

WE ACT at CCNY: New Environmental Justice "E-J" Club

Sept. 11 – 12:30 -1:30 PM
Media & Communication Arts
Shepard Hall, Room #492

To Students in All Majors:

There is a new club beginning on campus, WE ACT at CCNY, associated with WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a West Harlem community based advocacy organization (http://www.weact.org).

To learn more, join us Thursday, Sept. 11, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Room #492 – Shepard Hall, Media & Communication Arts Dept.

The club will work to inform, educate, train and mobilize CCNY students and Northern Manhattan residents on issues that impact their quality of life, from pollution to citizen participation in public policy.

WE ACT at CCNY will allow students to build leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. These skills will be learned and taught in an informal setting where students will have the opportunity to take part in social, fundraising, and community based campaigns and events. As global markets focus attention on the environment, sustainability, and community service, WE ACT will allow students to gain valuable work experience in a sector of the “Green” movement.

Currently we are looking for officers as well as members. Executive positions are as follows: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. This is an opportunity to begin building a resume for future employment as organizations look for people who are pro active in their communities and field of work. It also shows your ability to work in a professional environment.

We hope to see you Sept. 11!

CCNY - Media & Communication Arts
Student Advocates

Abi "Kaya" Sapra
Anne Tan

Editorial Note: WE ACT for Environmental Justice was the Spring 2008 "Client" for the Advertising/Public Relations Workshop. Seniors created educational awareness campaigns to shine a bright light on Northern Manhattan environmental justice concerns.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fall 2008 Tuition Deadline: Wed, Sept. 10

Enrollment in CCNY now stands at 15,000 students for Fall 2008 -- the highest enrollment since 1976! You are among thousands pursing academic excellence.

Don’t be at risk of having your registration cancelled; the final tuition payment deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 10. After that date, registration will be cancelled.

Certified checks and money orders are accepted, or you may pay online via the CUNY Portal www.cuny.edu/portal, which accepts Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

The Bursar’s Office (Administration Bldg. - A-103) is open from 9 AM – 6 PM to accept your final registration payments on Monday, Sept. 8, Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Best wishes for a successful semester.

2008 Ogilvy Advertising Scholarship for Excellence

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 18

Ogilvy will award merit based scholarships to Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and/or American Indian or Alaska Native college students
with Senior standing.


  • $10,000 towards 2008-2009 tuition and fees
  • Graduating seniors receive automatic interview slot for the Ogilvy NY Associates Program or an interview for applicable full-time position within their respective area of interest.
  • Assigned Ogilvy mentor

  • Individuals must be full time students with a proven interest in pursuing a career in advertising
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Community outreach is a plus

Application & Process

  • Completed applicant information, see attached
  • A 250 word s or less essay describing career goals and how they relate to Ogilvy
  • Resume or portfolio
  • Official copy of College/University transcript
  • Two faculty recommendations or combination of faculty & former supervisor
  • Two sets of interviews with Ogilvy representatives
  • Scholarship recipients to be determined by the Ogilvy Scholarship Committee and Ogilvy Diversity Advisory Board

Applicant Information

  • First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
  • Permanent Address (Street, City/State, Zip, Country)
  • School Address (Street, City/State, Zip, Country)
  • Home Phone
  • Mobile Phone
  • E-Mail Address
  • SAT Scores: Math & Verbal
  • ACT Scores:
  • Major:
  • Cumulative GPA:

List Extracurricular Activities:

List Awards and Achievements:

Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment VISA status?
Yes or No

If yes, please circle your current VISA status:
F-1 > J-1 > H-1B > Other

Rank your top and second choice for a full time position, at Ogilvy

  • Account Management or Marketing/Program Management
  • Neo (Media Buying/Planning, Digital Media)
  • Creative
  • Finance

Check your group status (optional)

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Black or African American
  • Two or more races

Application deadline Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Submit completed application to:

Dean Cheryl Williams
535 E. 80th St.
New York, NY 10075


Loren Monroe-Trice
Partner, HR Mgr/Diversity Specialist

Ogilvy NY
309 W 49th St.
New York, NY 10019


Internships - Clear Channel Communications & Teatro Stage Fest


Malikha Mallette, the afternoon drive personality at Power 105.1 - Clear Channel Communications currently seeks an intern to assist with production of her popular show. She looks to fill the internship immediately; the student would receive academic credit.

According to Malikha, “This would be a great opportunity for a student to get hands on experience at a commercial radio station and learn what goes into putting a radio show together. As someone who started my radio career as an intern, I believe this is an integral component to one's studies and I am committed to continuing in that tradition.”


-show prep research
-website updates
-maintaining logs
-phone and board operation and more


-be 18 years of age or older
-be available at least 2-3 days a week from 1:30pm-6pm (Monday-Friday)
-have basic computer skills
-have good writing skills
-be self motivated and a quick learner
-have an outgoing and gregarious personality

A formal employment listing is attached; interested students must be able to receive academic credit. Prospective interns should reply to vivianagonzalez@clearchannel.com.

For additional info, contact:

Malikha Mallette
On-air Personality - Power 105.1
(212) 377-7900

103K Download


Prof. Philip Kay
Journalism Program Director
CCNY – MCA, Shepard 463
t. 212.650.5499


Advertising/PR Internships at Latino Theater Festival of NY
Opportunities in Graphic Design, Marketing & PR

CCNY ’97 Broadcast Journalism Alum Javier Gomez, Director of Marketing for the Latino International Theater Festival of New York (TeatroStageFest), alerts students to the following internship opportunities. For applications and additional background, reach out to ad/pr professors this week in class or during office hours.

Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Internships Available

What is TeatroStageFest?

TeatroStageFest is a cultural, educational, and artistic celebration that spotlights the best of Latino and Iberian theater from New York, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. Produced by The Latino International Theater Festival of New York Inc. (LITF/NY), our second annual Festival took place June 2-15, 2008 and presented “Great Theater for All Audiences!”

TeatroStageFest 2008 featured acclaimed local and international stage productions, a concert series, comedy, artist panels, and a celebrated playwriting competition for high school students, among other events. In August 2008, LITFNY launched TeatroStageFest Outdoors!, a new initiative that seeks to bring celebrated TeatroStageFest productions into local communities in partnership with City Parks Foundation. In total, the second annual TeatroStageFest featured 17 different events, nearly 100 local and international artists at 10 venues, 37 performances and congregated over 7,500 spectators.

TeatroStageFest is supported by Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and NYC & Company, and is funded by corporate, government leaders and philanthropy leaders. Among our many supporters are Founding Sponsor Time Warner, Principal Media Sponsors The New York Times, El Diario/LA PRENSA and Univision 41, and American Airlines (Official Airline). Other sponsors include: JPMorgan Chase, the New York City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and American Express, among many others.

Where is TeatroStageFest?

The annual TeatroStageFest is held in 10 different venues throughout Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx. The TeatroStageFest office is located at 142 E. 27th Street, Suite 1A, between Lexington and Third Avenues in Manhattan.

When is TeatroStageFest?

The third edition of TeatroStageFest is currently scheduled for April 27th -May 10th, 2009. Interns that are accepted for the Fall 2008 semester may be invited to work through the Spring ’09 semester and the actual festival. We also welcome students seeking internships for the Spring ’09 semester only.

How can I get involved?

Become a TeatroStageFest Intern! Be a part of making theater history. By joining a small, but fast-growing non-profit organization, you will get real responsibility and gain real skills. Interns will work directly with Executive Director Susana Tubert and other senior staff. We have three different internship positions available. They can be tailored to the interests and strengths of each intern. The are:

1. Public Relations and Marketing Internship: The PR/Marketing Intern will work closely with both the Executive Director and the Marketing Director of the Festival to ensure correct placement of the Festival in the media as well as assist with audience development. As the Public Relations and Marketing Assistant, the Intern will field media requests, create and manage clipping file, assist at press events, cultivation events, and festival openings, assist in finalizing marketing and advertising deliverables (such as print ads, street banners, flyers and postcards), help determine and implement creative marketing strategies for audience development, seek out and enhance relationships with the New York City Hispanic community, assist in executing special on-site sponsor activities and promotions, and any other task relating to Marketing and PR. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, as some materials will need to be translated into/from Spanish; position will be based at the TeatroStageFest office located at 142 E. 27th Street, Suite 1A, between Lexington and Third Avenues, and will require significant additional field work.

2. Development Internship: While specialized staff secures cash funding for the Festival, the Development Intern will spearhead the in-kind fundraising efforts, by researching, reaching out to, and securing hotels, limo service, van rental companies, restaurants, select media, etc. The Development Intern must be personable and a passionate advocate of TeatroStageFest. He/She also must have excellent writing skills to customize individual proposals and follow up letters to the various companies. In addition, the Development Intern will assist in the planning, promotion, and staging of Festival events and functions, and will assist the Marketing Director in the creation and publishing of the TeatroStageFest Monthly Newsletter.

3. Programming Internship: A highlight of the Festival will be a series of educational panels and workshops featuring prestigious Latino playwrights, designers, actors, opera singers, producers, and scholars. The panels will be hosted by Instituto Cervantes, a Spanish government organization charged with highlighting the Spanish and Latin American cultural experience in the U.S. and the City University of New York (CUNY). The Programming Intern will work directly with the Executive Director to identify, invite, and coordinate the panels and workshops. Coordination may include arranging housing and transportation for out-of-town panelists. The Programming Intern will also serve as a liaison between the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc., and Young Playwrights, Inc., our partner in the young playwrights year-round educational programming and annual competition.

Both Development Intern and Programming Intern will also serve as Assistant to the Executive Director. Wherever possible, Interns will be invited to attend meetings and meet participating artists. Interns will be expected to help answer telephones and perform general office work. Interns will receive a travel stipend and complimentary tickets to TeatroStageFest productions and panels. Past internships at TeatroStageFest 2007 & 2008 include: (1) PR Intern and (1) Production Intern/Columbia University, (1) Marketing Intern/NYU, (2) Graphic Design Interns/Baruch College.

What are the requirements for Interns?

We seek individuals with a passion for the performing arts, who pay attention to detail, have impeccable organizational skills, basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint) and have the ability to manage multiple projects. Prior experience and/or serious interest in arts management or producing is essential. Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required. Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours a week, for a minimum total of 100 hours per semester. A portion of that time must be spent in the LITF/NY office at 142 E. 27th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY.

Who will I be working with?

Executive Director Susana Tubert has over 20 years of experience in theater, as a director/writer and educator. She has directed multiple Off-Broadway and regional productions, including Viva La Vida! starring Tony Award and Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl as Frida Kahlo and the hit musical Four Guys Named Jose . . . And Una Mujer Named Maria! co-produced by Enrique Iglesias and Dasha Epstein. She has received the prestigious TCG/National Endowment for the Arts Director Fellowship and was named one of the fifty most influential Latinas in New York by El Diario/La Prensa. She is co-Founder of LITF/NY and serves as the artistic vision to TeatroStageFest and principal fundraiser of the organization.

Managing Director Michael Palma is a native New Yorker and a graduate of The Hammerstein II Center for Theater Studies at Columbia University with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Management as well as a BA from Columbia College. Mr. Palma has worked for most of the major New York City Latino theater companies, as Managing Director for the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, General Manager for INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, and more recently as Director of Government Relations and Capital Planning for Repertorio Español.

Development Coordinator Arlene Yang has worked with TeatroStageFest since the organization’s inception in 2005. For the past five years, she has also provided fundraising and non-profit management expertise to organizations including Second Generation and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. She previously practiced law in New York and Washington, D.C.

Marketing Director Javier Gómez: A seasoned communications, public affairs, and marketing specialist focused on the Hispanic market, has over 9 years experience working with media outlets, cultural institutions, and non-profit organizations in New York. He has developed and implemented bilingual (English/Spanish language) campaigns, outreach strategies, and crisis and issues management in most areas of public life including government, education, the environment, advocacy, and the arts. An award-winning journalist, he served as Press Officer to Governor George E. Pataki, State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, State Comproller H. Carl McCall, and Bronx Borough Presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrión.

For more info, contact:

Javier Gomez
Marketing Director
Latino International Theater Festival of NY - TeatroStageFest
142 E. 27th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10016
t. 212-695-4010
f. 212-695-4080