Part II | Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America

On April 26, Bette Rockmore, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Publishing for the 2017-2018 academic year, delivered the second-half of her lecture “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.”

In Part I, Rockmore, a consultant for SiriusXM, DeBorah Charles, Senior Marketing Director at SiriusXM, and Marc Richards, VP/Ad Sales Central Region at SiriusXM, presented on the fundamental differences between university and corporate America – and the shifts required to “bridge the gap” between the two.

Professor Raskin
Professor Raskin introduced Rockmore and her colleagues at the start of the presentation. (Photo: Rachael Kelly)

Last Thursday, Rockmore, Lauren Sutcliffe, VP, Marketing, Advertising Sales at SiriusXM, and Matt Ammentorp, Manager, Finance at SiriusXM, talked about how to shine in an entry-level position and outlined the skills necessary to ace an interview. As someone who has interviewed thousands of candidates throughout her career, Rockmore knows what it takes to stand out. Continue reading “Part II | Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America”

Internships with the Big 5

While it’s the end of the spring semester, I’m sure a lot of you are thinking about internships. If you are hoping to intern at a book, magazine, or media company in the fall, now is the time to start looking at PUB 699A, a.k.a. Internship I. In the fall and spring, internships run the length of the semester and students are required to intern 16-24 hours/week. (Summer internships, by contrast, are typically 35-40 hours/week and run from June through August.) Continue reading “Internships with the Big 5”

Spring 2018 Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner

M.S. in Publishing Graduate Assistants Rachael Kelly, Jennifer Thompson, Ely Mellet, Bryan Potts, and Kimberly Holcombe. (Photo: Colleen Osborne)

On Thursday, April 12, the M.S. in Publishing program celebrated the achievements of students, alumni, and faculty at the annual Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner. An honored Pace tradition, the event recognized the professionalism of graduates and the dedication of students at every stage of the program. It was a particularly poignant event as Professor Sherman Raskin – the director of the publishing program for the last 32 years – announced his intention to retire in March. Professor Raskin has been a distinguished member of the Pace community for 55 years. Continue reading “Spring 2018 Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner”

Book Giveaway in the Publishing Lab!

calling all book lovers

Are the books on your shelves feeling a little lonely? Worry no more. Professor Soares has generously arranged for a book giveaway in the publishing lab STARTING RIGHT NOW. There’s a little bit of everything here – nonfiction, YA, commercial fiction, thriller, children’s lit, etc. Feel free to drop by and browse! We’ve got James Patterson, Anthony Horowitz, Tomi Adeyemi, Libba Bray… Continue reading “Book Giveaway in the Publishing Lab!”

My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media

Image courtesy of Susan Knopf and Scout Books & Media.

In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University. Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”