New York Women in Communications Hosts Career Conference to Connect Students with Comms Industry Leaders

by | Nov 1, 2018

New York Women in Communications will hold the northeast’s most premier Student Communications Career Conference on Saturday, November 10th for students to learn from top communications professionals in the industry. From subjects ranging from entrepreneurship, marketing, scholarships and financial wellness, attendees will gain career tips and expertise on various aspects of the ever-changing communications field, to enhance their skill set and improve their knowledge of the many facets of the industry, ahead of entering the field professionally.

The conference will provide students with the unique opportunity to network with professionals from top companies including Amazon, Birchbox, Google, Spotify, CNBC, ABC News, Wall Street Journal, PeopleTV and more.

Morning keynote speaker, Melissa Finney, Director of Sales, Spotify, will kick off the full-day event, which will include networking opportunities, informative panel discussions, Q&As and access to some of the most influential women in media.

The various panel discussions/workshops include:

  • Marketing Me
  • Finding Your Best Opening Act: Exploring First Internships and Jobs
  • Content Marketing & Beyond
  • From AI to VR: Growing Skills for the Future
  • Improving Financial Wellness
  • How to Be an Influencer
  • Building Your Presentation Skills
  • Effective Networking

Moderators/Panelists include:

  • Hilary Klein, Head of Strategy & Operations for Public Affairs,WeWork
  • Ashley McKenna, Senior Account Executive,Birchbox
  • Rachel Xerri, Manager, Editorial & Merchandising Audible,Amazon 
  • Evangelina LeClaire, Career Coach,The Muse 
  • Andrea Boehlke, Host/Actress,PeopleTV
  • Ashley Schwartz-Lavares, Associate Producer, ABC News
  • Kelsey Mahoney, Recruiting Coordinator, Google
  • Courtney Connley, Careers Reporter, CNBC
  • Jamie Primeau, Celebrity Editor, Bustle
  • Kim Last, Deputy Editor, Live Journalism, Wall Street Journal
  • Full list

In addition, the New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship application will open on November 10 and high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Each year, the foundation awards scholarships in the amounts of $2,500-$10,000 to recipients who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.  Many of the scholarships also come with a prestigious internship at a leading company in New York City.  Scholarship winners will be recognized at the organization’s annual Matrix Awards, alongside prominent industry leaders.

Registration options available. For more information about the scholarship program, please visit www.nywici.org.

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