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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.

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