“Think, Link & Learn”

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Arts Interns Wanted at Village Voice :: Apply by Jan. 1, 2009

The Voice is accepting applications for its winter/spring arts internships. Applicants should be excellent writers and be familiar with New York’s theater, film, art or books scenes.

The internships are part-time and unpaid and are limited to enrolled college or graduate students able to earn academic credit. Apply by mail or e-mail and include: cover letter, resume and writing samples.

Brian Parks, Arts & Culture Editor
The Village Voice
36 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Harlem RBI Offers Two Full-time Opportunities

Social Services Director. This staff member leads a department to develop and ensure the provision of a range of social services that respond to the needs of Harlem RBI's After-school program participants. The ideal candidate works with senior management across multiple disciplines to create an effective and integrated social service program. LCSW, clinical supervision and program development experience are required. Email resume and coverletter to rcytron@harlemrbi.org


Staff Accountant. This staff member is responsible for the financial record-keeping for our two organizations, Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School. The individual must have an Associates Degree (towards a Bachelor's Degree) in accounting OR 2-4 years of prior bookkeeping experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Strong administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to perform account analysis and monthly closings are desirable. Email resume and coverletter to rkalra@harlemrbi.org.
Complete job postings can be found at www.harlemrbi.org/employ.html
Remember, "word of mouth" and email forwards are the primary means by which people land their dream job! Share within your circles. This comes from Megan Demarkis, a colleague of CCNY’s Crystal Vargas. Include her name in the subject line when you or a friend apply.
Harlem RBI offers all Full Time employees competitive salaries, a built in raise structure, professional development funds, full health and dental benefits, and a retirement plan. Megan welcomes the chance to talk to colleagues and peers about joining the Harlem RBI team in person.

Megan Demarkis, Director of Organizational Excellence
212.722.1608, ext. 225
Harlem RBI
333 East 100th Street - Ground Floor
NY, NY 10029

Harlem RBI provides inner city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Rachel Cytron
Associate Executive Director
Harlem RBI
333 East 100th Street
NY, NY 10029
212/722-1608 x223 (phone)
212/722-1862 (fax)

Fall Internship Opportunities with Educational Housing Services

Educational Housing Services (EHS), an independent operator of college residence halls in NYC, has internship opportunities in their marketing department. If any MCA students are looking for fall 2009, they should contact Prof. Lynn Appelbaum as they finalize internship plans. EHS worked with CCNY on the launch of The Towers residence hall.

Ellis Simon
Director of Public Relations
The City College of New York
S-176, 138th St. at Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031


FREE Career Development Workshop Friday, Jan. 30 at Ruder Finn

Register Now :: Space Limited





Who: THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION (TLF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations through scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and career development workshops to African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

Ruder Finn is a leading independent communications, counseling and services Agency with more than 60 years of experience. The Ruder Finn Group maintains offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Paris, and Jerusalem. Asia offices include, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The Agency also works with leading independent affiliates in major markets throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The Agency serves the global and local communications needs of more than 250 corporations and nonprofit organizations. For additional information, visit: http://www.ruderfinn.com.

What: Ruder Finn will be hosting the career development workshop where students will have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and participate in various presentations.

By attending the workshop, students will receive much needed exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, January 30, 2009

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

RSVP by Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – Space is limited!

Where: Ruder Finn

301 East Fifty-Seventh Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10022

Contact: Ericka Avila

Programs Manager


323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Communications Alumni Host Journalism Students at New York Times

CCNY Communications Alumni Anne Mancuso, Clyde Haberman, and Paul Winfield were kind enough to give a group of 15 CCNY journalism students a tour of the Times newsroom recently and sit down to discuss standards, convergence and other issues of moment.

According to Prof. Philip Kay, organizer of the professional development workshop, “It was a rewarding and energizing experience and we're very grateful to all of them for being so generous with their time.”

“We're lucky to have such committed alumni,” notes Prof. Kay, offering a special thanks to Anne for taking the initiative and doing the heavy lifting with planning and coordinating schedules.

In November, Communications Alumni attended the department's “Building Bridges,” special event here on campus, developed to build links between alumni and students. Each May, Communications Alumni host a fundraising and scholarship dinner. Watch this blog for news about the dinner and other important events. Recent grads are encouraged to join the CCNY Alumni organization. For info, visit:


Read (and Blog) With the Best!

As you know, reading is critical for success in Media and Communication Arts—and life in general. In order to find out what “new blogger” MCA Chair Prof. Andrea Weiss is reading, visit:


What’s your specialty? What are you passionate about … books, music, film, fashion, advocacy? To find a blog in your area of interest, visit:


Technorati lists top blogs in numerous industries. Check out a few … post comments … share your views! If you track blogs written by leaders in your field, you’ll soon become knowledgeable about a wide range of topics. This provides useful info and discussion points for internships and job interviews.

If there isn’t a blog that strikes your fancy, then create one. Your unique voice is important. Blogs are excellent tools to promote “brand you” and a weblog (or blog) is an excellent way to help refine your writing skills. Blogging and “citizen journalism” are all the rave. And, it’s fun!

Careful: the Internet is a powerful communications tool. Students are advised that potential employers track blogs for any “off color” subject matter or content. Polish your professional skills by posting meaningful blog posts that contribute to the body of knowledge in your area of expertise. Then, remember to proof, fact-check and spell-check—before posting info for the world to see!

If you have a blog, please forward your URL to ccny.mca@gmail.com; next semester, we plan to publish a list of MCA student and faculty blogs, as well as those of interest in media specialty areas (film/video, ad/pr, journalism).

Keep blogging as you pursue your passion!

Planning for PR Success :: FREE Webinar

December 11, 2008
2:00 PM Eastern Time

To register, visit


Are you ready to plan your winning PR program for next year? With 2009 just around the corner, its time to prepare for success.

A part of planning for next year means evaluating this year’s performance. Analyzing your current PR program can help you develop a plan to improve and reach your PR goals and objectives and deliver value to the business.

Prof. Gene Donati suggests this Vocus webinar featuring “PR 2.0” author Deirdre Breakenridge and International Speedway’s Lenny Santiago to learn how to plan for a successful 2009.

The webinar will provide techniques to:

  • Employ effective cost-cutting measures to save money
  • Increase productivity to use less time on tasks
  • Demonstrate and highlight your value to management
  • Choose the tools and technology to best complement your strategy

SEEDS for Success! :: Applications Due Wed, Dec. 17

CCNY - Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
Student Empowerment Engagement Development Series (SEEDS)

SEEDS promotes leadership development, civic engagement and social justice through a series of workshops and retreats. Participating in the program will introduce / enhance your toolkit of skills as an emerging student leader:

  • Interpersonal Networking
  • Self-Awareness
  • Community Involvement
  • Organizational Planning

Why should you join SEEDS?

SEEDS asks students, “What does it mean to be a leader?” SEEDS works together with students, staff and faculty to encourage experiential learning experiences through community service, critical thinking activities, promoting change and social justice to create a community all working towards the same purpose.

We are looking for students who are dedicated, hard working and truly committed to enhancing CCNY and the surrounding community This leadership development program is designed to give you the tools you need not only for success as a student, but also in life after City College.

The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, Dec. 17. Attendance and participation at all sessions is critical for successful completion of the program. Food will be provided; space is limited:

  • Sat, Feb 7: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed, Feb 18: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, Mar 11: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, Apr 22: 7 - 10 PM
  • Wed, May 13: 7 - 10 PM

To apply, email Daniel Tome or visit the Student Life & Leadership Development Office - NAC 1/210:

Daniel Fidalgo Tome, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator of Special Projects
Office of Student Life & Leadership Development
The City College of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue - NAC 1/210
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-5006