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Saturday, January 17, 2009


> NYWICI: New York Women in Communications Inc.
Numerous Scholarships Available – Deadline Jan. 30 (no exceptions);

Scroll for details and submit applications ASAP!

> FREE LaGrant Foundation Career Development Workshop
Friday Jan. 30, 12 Noon - 4:30 PM, Ruder Finn, 301 East 57th Street, FL 3, NYC
You must RSVP before Jan. 27 – space is limited; email Ericka Avila,
erickaavila@lagrant.com. Students will meet industry professionals and attend career building seminars; business attire; scroll for complete info.

> Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Internship – Deadline Jan. 30 – scroll for complete info.

> Save the Date :: Saturday, April 18, 2009 :: 9 AM – 2 PM
PRSANY - New Professionals Career Forum @ FIT

You must register April 15 (no exceptions) – scroll for complete info.

> Ad/PR Writing Standards – Critical for communications professionals, writing is a career-building tool. During the first week of class, professors will distribute uniform writing standards for MCA majors, offering writing success strategies for classes, internships and entry level careers. Ask any MCA professor about this important academic tool, store on your desktop and refer to it often.

Institute for Human Studies Internship

This opportunity from MCA Senior Kyle Helm --

IHS offers free-market journalism internships at daily newspapers and major media outlets across the country. Placements are available for spring, summer, fall, and provide a stipend, housing allowance, and travel allowance. The deadline to apply for summer placement is January 31. For more information, please visit www.theihs.org/journalism.

Newspaper & Print track: Interns are placed at daily newspapers across the country and participate in an opening career-building workshop. The internship offers real reporting assignments -- interns this summer averaged 30 clips.

Broadcast Journalism track: Broadcast Journalism internships offer hands-on internships at major media networks or news production houses. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta, ABC's "20/20" in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles, among others.

The Institute for Humane Studies also offers a free summer workshop specifically for student journalists interested in career advice and expanding their analytical tools and skills. Journalism & the Free Society will be held June 6-12 at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. This workshop offers the opportunity to interact with top scholars and network with journalists and media professionals in a weeklong series of sessions on nuts-and-bolts reporting practices broader philosophical explorations of media and information issues, career development, and social camaraderie.

For more information about any of these great programs offered by IHS, contact Elisabeth McCaffrey at EMcCaffrey@ihs.gmu.edu.

Bryan Bernys Email
Director, National Field Program
Leadership Institute
1101 North Highland Street Arlington VA 22201

PRSA - New Professionals Career Forum

The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Saturday, April 18, 2009 :: 9 AM – 2 PM (8 AM Exhibitor Arrival)


*Are you a college graduate or student applying for your first position or internship, a new professional ready to make a move in the industry or seeking information on continuing education? Then bring your resume and be prepared to meet representatives from top public relations and communications companies and gather information on leading continuing education programs, including...

ATTENDEES- register online by April 15, 2009
Click here to register to attend the Career Forum.
Click here for printable attendee flyer.
Click here for tips on how to make the most of this opportunity!

Special guest, Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and networking extraordinaire will keynote this year’s career forum. Peter is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. Most recently, Peter launched Help A Reporter Out (www.helpareporter.com) which connects journalists with the sources they require using a social media platform. HARO (Help A Reporter Out) already has over 30,000 members and growing, and has a stable of national journalists using the service on a daily basis. Check out Peter’s full bio here: http://shankman.com/about/

For additional information, contact Heather DiRubba & Abby Ray at PRSANYCareerForum@gmail.com

*Are you a CEO or HR Recruiter from a public relations or communications company? A continuing education leader in a communications or related program? Then make sure your company or school registers to exhibit at PRSA-NY’s 2009 Career Forum!

EXHIBITORS - register online by April 15, 2009
Click here to register to exhibit at the Career Forum.
Click here for printable exhibitor flyer.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

NYWICI '09 Scholarships

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation
2009 Scholarship Program
Deadline: Jan. 30 – NO EXCEPTIONS (including transcripts)

Prof. Lynn Appelbaum alerts all eligible students to the following NYWICI scholarship opportunities; download an application at:


Each year, the Foundation – in conjunction with New York Women in Communications – awards scholarships on the basis of academic excellence, need, and involvement in the field of communications.

Awards are for use in the 2009-10 academic year.

Please read all of the following information before submitting the application on the next page.

Permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA
• High school seniors who are permanent residents and attend a high school in one of these states and will graduate in 2009
• College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states
NOTE: As long as they fulfill the permanent home residency requirements, applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend a college or university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA

Residents outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA
• College undergraduate and graduate students who are not permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at the undergraduate or graduate level in one of the five boroughs of New York City

An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the high school equivalent).

An appointed New York Women in Communications Scholarship Committee will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, need, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal and/or family circumstances. Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview in New York City on a date in February or March to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.


Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour magazine
Awarded to a college student who has had some experience in writing, reporting, or design and who has a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism or publishing.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and internship from Scholastic
Awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2009.

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and internship
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship during summer 2009.

Carlozzi Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is an accomplished writer.

New York Women In Communications Alumna Award of Excellence
This scholarship is awarded to a previous scholarship winner who is dedicated to strengthening the NYWICI sisterhood and has shown outstanding growth as a student since she first became a recipient. The NYWICI Alumna Award of Excellence is supported by the fundraising efforts of previous scholarship winners.

Only complete applications postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2009, will be accepted. There will be no exceptions; send to:

New York Women in Communications Foundation
2009 Scholarship Program
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York NY 10017-6603

Cencom - Spring '09 Schedule :: www.cencom.org

Happy New Year from the Center for Communication! We are busy preparing for the spring 2009 semester. So far, topics include: financial journalism, music marketing, biography writing, children's media, investigative journalism, crisis communications, online food media and the new media economy. (Log on to www.cencom.org for updates on these seminars.)

You can catch episodes of our weekly television show, MEDIA CITY: INSIDE THE INDUSTRY on NYC TV, (Channel 74, Time Warner Cable) to hear from top media professionals as they explore and debate the latest developments in the industry. Find out from the pros the secrets to breaking into all fields of media and communications. Go to www.cencom.org for show times, or to view:

Magazines: Survival of the Fittest
Learn from leading editors and publishers what the future holds for the magazine industry, why fitness magazines continue to thrive in a down market, and tips for getting your foot in the door.

Election Coverage 2008
To learn what went wrong and what went right during the 2008 presidential election year, tune in to hear from leading political journalists, including Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone, Hendrik Hertzberg from The New Yorker and Rachel Sklar from The Huffington Post. Get an insider's perspective on the ups and downs of what became one of the most exciting and unpredictable political contests, maybe ever!

Richard Price: From Novel to Screen
Famous for his gritty and realistic exploration of urban life in America, Price's work attracts comparisons to Saul Bellow, Tom Wolfe and David Mamet, and his recently published novel, Lush Life, has been widely praised for its realistic dialogue, sharp and witty observations and keen eye for social detail. Price joined us last October for a frank and hilarious talk about his amazing career writing for the movies. He also gave lots of valuable advice and moral support to the aspiring writers in the audience. Price's screenwriting credits include: The Color of Money, Sea of Love, Clockers, Mad Dog and Glory, Ransom, Shaft and HBO's The Wire.

We are always looking for students to spread the word around campus about our FREE seminars and workshops. Perks include priority registration for our very much in-demand on-location visits that offer amazing opportunities to connect, one-on-one with future employers. Spread the word to other students and join us to learn everything you need to know about what it takes to break into major media companies based in NYC. Email info@cencom.org for more information.

Stay connected with the Center, network with students and professionals interested in media, and discuss issues happening in today's media world on our discussion board. Join us at: The Center



Presented with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. Don't miss this outstanding panel featuring the creative design team behind the award-winning ABC hit series "Ugly Betty."

DATE: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

LOCATION: The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at The Fashion Institute of Technology, D Building (corner of 27th & 7th Avenue).

SILVIO HORTA - Executive Producer/Creator

PATRICIA FIELD - Costume Designer

MOLLY ROGERS - Associate Costume Designer

MARK WORTHINGTON - Production Designer

ROBERT BERNARD - Graphics Designer

RICH DEVINE - Set Decorator


Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
RSVP to rsvp@film.nyc.gov by Monday, January 26.

For more information about these programs, visit http://www.nyc.gov/film.