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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reminder - Building Bridges - Thurs, Nov. 18 - 7 pm

Hear inspirational "success stories" from recent Ad/PR alumni! Come learn how YOU can land a communications job in a competitive market. Network, make important connections and build bridges toward a prosperous future.

Building Bridges
Thurs, Nov. 18
7 pm
#290 Shepard

Sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and American Advertising Federation (AAF) Club.

Remember to Click "Older Posts"

New internships, career fairs and professional development opportunities are always being posted. Remember to click "Older Posts" as you scroll this blog.

Ad/PR Alum Millana Williams Wins Project Runway

May 2010 Ad/PR Grad Millana Williams won the model segment of Project Runway.. On Oct. 28, she won a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, L'Oreal products and prizes valued at $25,000!

Originally from Texas, Millana completed an extensive internship with Uptown Magazine and is excited about combining her passion for the fashion world and communications/business skills honed at CCNY.

Project Runway, which runs on Lifetime Television, features host and supermodel Heidi Klum, fashion mentor Tim Gunn, designer Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, fashion director of Marie Claire magazine who all weigh-in, offering advice to the 17 designers who competed in this season's competition. Gretchen Jones won the "Season 8" designer segment of the competition.

To learn more, visit:


GrowIt Communications Agency :: Internship Opportunity

About GrowIt:

The GrowIt Group is a dynamic communication and advertising consulting agency. We cater to companies with national or international expansion goals.
Our services include:


• Market analysis
• Strategy thinking
• Brand Planning and Development


• Advertising
• Public Relations Strategy and Implementation
• Press Relations
• Events
• On-Line Advertising
• Graphic Design

Technology skills:

• IT consulting
• Website Consulting and Development
• Software Development
• Social Networking
• Viral Marketing

Description of the internship position

The student would be involved with blogging, social media, web design activities, and web development. The intern would be participating, brainstorming, and assisting our team on any current projects the agency is involved with.
From 10 to 30 hours/week, on site at Larchmont at least 1 day/week, possible telecommuting for the rest.

Knowledge in HTML and FCQ Editor are required for this internship.

Please contact us at

O: +1 212.359.4217
C: +1 347 339 4160

CCNY Work Study Position :: Archive Assistant


Students needed for administrative duties including data entry, email correspondence, scanning, binding, and archiving press materials, assembly and delivery of press kits and other duties related to advertising and event planning as assigned for the MFA in Media Arts Production program.

Technical Skills: Microsoft Word/Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and basic scanning.

Major Required: Advertising/PR (undergraduate level)

Email Resumes to:


For more information, contact:
Ms. April N. Gatling
Assistant Director
Media Arts Production - MFA Program
The City College of New York
Department of Media & Communication Arts
160 Convent Avenue (@ 138th Street)
Shepard Hall - Room 286
New York, NY 10031
v. 212-650-7235
f. 212-650-5734
e. mfamediaarts@ccny.cuny.edu

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MAIP Internship Deadline - Nov. 12

From: Lynn Appelbaum
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:38:34 -0400
Subject: Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)- Deadline November 12, 2010

The MAIP deadline for their competitive summer internship program is NOVEMBER 12.

This is an outstanding opportunity for highly competitive and motivated multicultural students to apply for plum paid summer internships.

MCA students are ENCOURAGED to apply by the Nov. 12 deadline! See below and attached for more info.

Lynn D. Appelbaum, APR, Fellow PRSA
Advertising/PR Program Director
Dept. of Media & Communications Arts
The City College of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-6561

Subject: Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) - Deadline November 12, 2010
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:22:47 -0400
From: MRamirez@aaaa.org

Dear Educators:

You may have received an e-mail regarding the application for the 4A’s 2011 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) which is now available on the 4A’s website. MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Last year, we placed 133 interns in 50 of our member agencies. Many of our MAIP interns received offers for full-time employment as a result of the extensive training and experience they gained through the program. This year, we hope to place well over 100 interns at our member advertising agencies.

Educators, like you, are the most valuable partners we look to in terms of finding qualified applicants for MAIP. We need your assistance in identifying the "best and brightest" on your campus and making them aware of this opportunity.

Attached you will find a MAIP Frequently Asked Questions information sheet. The MAIP Student application package is available on the 4A’s Web site www.aaaa.org. The application can be retrieved in the Talent Development section of the 4A’s website.

Click the internships tab or you may refer to the spotlight section on the homepage. Please share this information with your students as soon as possible. The application deadline is now November 12, 2010 (previously the deadline was in December). Students must complete the online application no later than November 12, 2010.

Thank you, in advance, for your time and assistance.

Best regards,
Mitch Ramirez
Program Coordinator
Training, Education & Development
212-850-0737 | mramirez@aaaa.org | www.aaaa.org
405 Lexington Avenue | 18th Floor | New York, NY 10174

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Internship Leads Posted

Scroll carefully and remember to click "older posts;" many NEW internship leads just posted!

Spring 2011 Planning

1. Registration Info


2. Internships
See Prof. Appelbaum NOW to get a head start on Spring / Summer 2011 internships ; many leads are posted on this blog.

PRSSA Dues - Oct. 28 Deadline

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

New members and those renewing must submit $50 annual dues to Prof. Lynn Appelbaum no later than Thurs, Oct. 28 (money order or check payable to Lynn Appelbaum); your membership will be valid through Fall Semester ’11!

Tues, Oct. 26 - Careers in PR

Are you interested in a career in PR? If so, please join PRSSA CCNY and the Career Center for this exciting event! Please RSVP to ccnyprssa@gmail.com if you’d like to attend; speakers below.

Oct. 26 - Careers in PR
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 pm
#290 Shepard

TIPS FROM PRSSA CCNY: Be ahead of the game, research these two people-go to their twitter pages, see what they are posting and what they are interested in so you can have something relevant to talk to them about. Don't forget your business cards, use this as a networking opportunity, especially if you are getting ready to graduate or looking for a spring internship!

Brian Belardi, Director and Social Media Specialist, RF Binder; social media strategist working in PR and a consumer of media and sports enthusiast; twitter@belardi
Lyndon Taylor, Senior Account Executive, Ruder Finn

Kellie Jelencovich, President
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The City College of New York Chapter (CCNY)

Nov. 17 - Last Day for “W” grades

Schedule appointment with professors NOW if you have any questions regarding your standing in any courses. Be proactive about your academic career.

Building Bridges - Thurs, Nov. 18 - 7 pm - Save the Date!

Hear “how to make it” success stories from recent alumni!

Thurs, Nov. 18
7 pm
#290 Shepard

LaGrant Foundation - Oct. 29 - FREE McCann Workshop (register by Oct. 27)


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 for African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. www.lagrantfoundation.org.

McCann Erickson NY is a full service flagship agency of McCann Erickson Worldwide, the largest and most developed global advertising agency network in the industry, with operations in 180 cities in over 130 countries. Its client roster lists a number of blue- chip companies, including Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, MasterCard, Nikon, Staples, and Verizon Wireless. They’ve created many memorable advertising campaigns, including the multi-award-winning “Priceless” campaign for MasterCard, the Staples “Easy Button” work and the long-running “Worth It” campaign for L’Oreal.


McCann-Erickson will be hosting a career development workshop in which students will have the opportunity to network with advertising and communication professionals.

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

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


Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: Noon

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
(Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, major and year)


622 Third Avenue
New York, New York10017

Ericka Avila
Programs Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

Courtesy of Prof. Alicia Evans

Deadline: January 03, 2011
Type of Award: Scholarship
Amount: $30,000
Awards Available: 11



The Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund is open to female undergraduate students
residing in the U.S. and Canada. You must have earned a high school diploma or GED
on or before September 2010 to be considered for this award. Scholarship selection is
based on financial need, academics, strength in essay, and career goals.
Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Draft FCB Internship

Courtesy of CCNY-MCA Alum & Former PRSSA President Natalee Facey
Please share with recent grads who seek employment

Dear Professors,

I hope my email finds you well. I wanted to let you know that Draftfcb (www.draftfcb.com) has an immediate opening for an Offline Assistant Media Planner. Please share this information with any graduates you think would be interested. They can contact me at ntlfacey@yahoo.com for any information about the position or working at Draftfcb. Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Y and R - Human Resources Internship

Courtesy of Prof. Lynn Appelbaum

Young and Rubicam is looking for a smart Ad/PR major, who may be interested in HR, to start an internship on the Colgate account at Y and R. It doesn't pay, but it could during the summer. Skill set: people who are smart and motivated. The HR person will teach them everything.

If a student is interested and has a few hours to start now, and stay into the Spring, Prof. Appelbaum is willing to work out the credit hours; contact her directly for more info.

Kaye Scholars Program - Oct. 26 Info Session

Visit the CCNY website for news about these prestigious scholarships for Humanities/MCA majors. Why not put your hat into the ring?

Kaye Scholars Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
12:00 pm - NAC 6/316

Stay alert and also apply for a wide range of internships offered by CCNY alumni and other organizations throughout campus. Also compile a list of community organizations that offer scholarships. It’s not too early to apply for funds to finance the Fall ’11 semester.


NY1 Spring 2011 Internships

Courtesy of Prof. Gene Donati and MCA Student Yan Kaner

Hey Spring Internships are out at NY1 News; passing this along. If anyone is looking for an internship please let them talk to me first and apply online.

See you soon and thanks so much,

Yan Kaner
Overnight Researcher - NY1 News/NY1 Noticias

Job Title NY1- Spring Internship
Requisition # 123078BR
Location United States - New York - New York
Area of
Interest Editorial
Engineering/Technical Operations
Network Television Production
Cable Television Production
Type Intern
Posting Job Description SUMMARY
We offer opportunities to students who are motivated and eager to
learn about broadcast journalism and gain valuable experience in a
newsroom environment. The following departments are looking for
interns who will help plan, execute and coordinate various aspects of
news media.

• General News: Interns will work with assignment editors,
photographers and news producers as they gather, research, write and
produce the local news of the day. This internship is split between
work in the field and the newsroom.
• Local Edition: Interns will work with NY1’s Queens, Staten Island
and Bergen County, NJ reporters and anchors to produce local stories.
These positions offer a mix of time in the newsroom and in the field.
• NY1 Noticias: Interns will work with NY1 Noticias’ reporters,
producers and writers to produce our Spanish language news channel.
These positions offer a mix of time in the newsroom and in the field.
Must be bi-lingual.
• One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: Intern will research guests, prepare
transcripts from interviews, participate in field shoots, and collect
archival material for use in packages. Interns who demonstrate
exceptional initiative and skill will have the opportunity to propose
potential subjects to be profiled.
• Education: Intern will work with NY1’s Education reporter helping
to write, research, shoot and produce local education stories.
• Political Unit: Interns will work with the political team
(producers, reporters and writers) to produce NY1’s nightly political
program Inside City Hall. • NY1.com: Intern will work with the New
Media team to write headlines, develop content, edit copy and create
multimedia stories. There will also be opportunities to get hands-on
experience creating photos and video for web and use social media
tools like Twitter and Facebook to reach out to our viewers.
• Living Unit: Interns will work with reporters and producers who
research, shoot and write NY1’s feature reports (including Arts,
Health & Fitness, On Stage, Technology Report and Money Matters) and
long-form special programming.
• Sports: Interns will log sporting events, edit highlights, assist
in the control room during live shows, attend sporting events and
assist shooters in the field. • The Call: Interns will conduct “man on
the street” interviews (with photographer), screen, log, and edit the
interviews into sound bites, edit video clips, sort anchor scripts,
run TelePrompter during production, and participate in editorial
decisions for our live nightly call-in show.
• Rail and Road: Intern will assist our traffic reporters in putting
together their live reports during rush hour. • NY1 for You: Interns
will assist producer and reporter on shoots, interview subjects, pitch
story ideas, and research investigative and consumer stories.

• Video Editing: Interns will shadow video editors learning every
angel of the job. Depending on skill level, interns may have the
opportunity to edit reporter packages for air.
• Technical Operations: Interns will mix audio, set up studio sets,
operate robotic cameras and still store, call up teleprompter scripts,
and provide lighting support.
• ENG: Interns will work with the ENG Assistants to organize and
maintain the cameras and other support gear for the field crews. They
will also occasionally work to support field crews and live trucks on
remote shoots. Creative Department Interns
• Creative Services (promotions/marketing/public relations): Interns
will assist producers with production of promotions, screen promotion
footage and graphic elements, and occasionally accompany producers on
shoots. Interns will also work on the NY1 Community Calendar and
assist with clerical duties as needed.
• Graphics: Interns will learn how to create and produce various
on-air graphics using Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

• Tape Librarian: Intern will assist with classifying, cataloging and
maintaining library of video tapes, DVDs and digital files;
transferring footage to various formats for tape sales and licensing;
and filing tapes according to the in-house shelving system.
• HR: Intern will assist in updating job descriptions and sorting
resumes, organize filing of recruitment documents, compile and input
employment statistics, facilitate HR events (orientation, site visits,
intern activities), and examine organizations, schools, and agencies
that would assist recruitment efforts.

Candidates for internships MUST:
• Receive academic credits for the internship.
• Have strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills,
leadership and organizational abilities.
• Maintain a professional appearance, be enthusiastic, and have a
demonstrated interest in journalism and news.
• Be able to commit to approximately 16 hours per week.
• Coursework or previous internship experience in communications,
journalism or related field is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To be considered applicants MUST list the position or positions they
are interested in obtaining and rationale for selecting this/these
area(s) in a cover letter. Interested students MUST complete the
online application at www.timewarnercable.com/careers