Monday, December 03, 2007

Networking....we've got you covered

Think about it.

You're a junior or a senior in the Park School.

Chances are good you want to work in the communications industry (just guessing).

New York City happens to be one of the key centers of that industry.

And it also happens to be the workplace of many of our most valuable and generous alumni.

If you were to go to New York on your own, though, it would be pretty hard to get in to see some of these folks; they're busy, they're important, and yes, they're Parkies - but they ARE important and busy.

But no worries.

The Park School has you covered.

You have the opportunity to travel to the city over winter break to spend two days visiting some of our alumni in their workplaces, interacting with them and their colleagues, distributing your resume, and networking in a way that has in the past led to internships and jobs for the students smart and ambitious enough to pursue them.

It's called the NEW YORK CITY NETWORK DAYS.

This year, it's scheduled on January 9-10.

Here are the details:

This is a one-credit opportunity for senior & junior Park majors to explore careers with alumni professionals. During the required two days you will visit the following organizations to learn directly from professionals about their industry, careers in the field, and tips on how to obtain work and/or internships -- to name a few. You will experience and learn from:

Nice Shoes, Post-production video/editing, www.niceshoes.com

Ogilvy & Mather, Advertising, www.ogilvy.com

We are still waiting on confirmation from:
FOX News, Network News organization, www.foxnews.com
Conde Nast Publications, publisher of "The New Yorker," "Vogue," "GQ," etc., www.condenast.com

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance is required at all four, 2.5 hour, sessions. Limited to 15 juniors and seniors with preference given to seniors. Students are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and food. This is a one-credit course with required reading, a paper assignment, and 2 required class meetings. Mandatory pre-meeting is on Friday, Dec. 14, from 4-5pm in Park 220 and a mandatory post meeting is on Tuesday, January 29, from 12:10 -1 pm in Park 220. Attendance at these sessions are required.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
To register you must bring a copy of your resume and sign up in person with April Johanns, Park 379 (Third Floor) no later than 5:00pm, Monday, Dec. 10. You will be notified by e-mail no later than Wednesday, Dec. 12 if you have been selected to participate.

BONUS:
Attend the NYC Network Night, open to all IC students, and network with alumni from a variety of industries in a reception style format.
Thursday, January 10th, 7-9 pm, Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (at 45th), NY, NY.
Register with Career Services, Gannett Center, first floor, or call 274-3365.

1 Comments:

Blogger Stu said...

Network Night is highly recommended...I've hired two Park grads that I met through Network Nights.
Stu Katz '83 TV-R

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