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”

Hachette Site Visit

Image courtesy of The New York Times.

On Tuesday, March 20, twenty-one Pace undergraduate and M.S. in Publishing students walked through a set of glass doors into Hachette Book Group’s New York city office. The event was coordinated by Maria Pesantez, Pace University’s Assistant Director of Employer Relations (Career Services) and Jane Kinney-Denning, the M.S. in Publishing program’s Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach.

Glancing excitedly at employee photos and a huge neon “H” that illuminates dozens of HBG titles, the group was welcomed to the “Big 5” publisher by Human Resources Recruiter Ashley Orlando. In a conference room off the main lobby, students were introduced to HBG’s intern recruiting process, encouraged to pursue a career in book marketing by M.S. in Publishing alumnus Miguel Cervantes (now the Marketing Coordinator of Hachette’s PublicAffairs and Nation Books imprints), and treated to a panel discussion with HBG’s Senior Management team, where publishers and editors discussed their greatest achievements, their biggest fears, and the jobs they would have chosen had they not gone into publishing (how else does “training sea otters” come up in casual conversation?). Continue reading “Hachette Site Visit”