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”