Introducing the New M.S. in Publishing Graduate Assistants and Student Aides!

The M.S in Publishing blog would like to officially welcome and introduce you to the Graduate Assistants and Student Aides for the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about your classmates and their positions within the department.

Brittany Fuller

Student Aide, Publishing Office

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Brittany Fuller is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program, who also graduated from Pace University, Pleasantville in May of 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Journalism, and a double minor in Marketing and Gender & Women Studies.Born and raised in New York City, Brittany has always had a passion for writing and reading, which  led and inspired her dream of working in the magazine industry as an editor. Brittany has interned  for Westchester Magazine,where she worked with the editorial team  and assisted the design department with their annual Wedding Shoot. With the knowledge she will gain from the program,  she hopes to integrate her experience and  knowledge of journalism,advertising, marketing and public relations to better serve the publishing industry. In her spare time she reads, watches television and spends time with her friends and family.

Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield

Graduate Assistant , Pace Press

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Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield, graduate student for the Pace University Press, is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program at Pace. She graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing in December 2014. MK has interned at various places taking on editorial positions in order to learn more about publishing. She has always enjoyed editorial work, which led her to pursue a career in the publishing field. MK plans to learn every aspect of publishing throughout her Master’s studies in order to know where she will fit best in the industry. In her spare time, MK enjoys writing flash fiction, playing Scrabble, and participating in fantasy football.

Jordan Hill- Forney

Graduate Assistant , Publishing Lab

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Jordan Hill-Forney is the Lab Graduate Assistant at Pace University. She is from St.Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and graduated from Seton Hill University (SHU) with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications. While an undergraduate student she first gained work experience while interning for the SHU Marketing department and the National Catholic Center of Holocaust Education. In the summer of 2014 she attended the New York University Summer Publishing Institute where she received a certificate in Magazine and Book Publishing. Last fall she interned at Development Counsellors International, a travel marketing agency, where she learned how to market travel destinations including her home, the USVI. At Pace she hopes to learn about digital marketing in the publishing industry.

Weijia Wei

Lab Assistant, Publishing Lab

 Weijia Wei is a student from Nanjing, China. In June 2014, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in  Digital Media from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology.  Weijia has had great internship experiences working for the  International Labour Organization in United Nations and creates news content in text as well as multimedia formats, for dissemination through website and social media platforms. He has a lot of interest in book marketing and digital publishing.20150522_205031099_iOS

 

 

 

 

Angela Taldone

Graduate Assistant , Pace Press

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Angela Taldone graduated from Bridgewater College in May 2015 with a B.A. in English. Born in Manhattan, raised in the Poconos, and college-educated in Virginia, Angela is excited to be back in NYC to complete her M.S. in Publishing at Pace University. Having a love for books as well as grammar and editing, she knew that publishing was the field she wanted to be in. In preparation for her career and time at Pace both as a student and graduate assistant, Angela completed internships and jobs in areas ranging from marketing to media relations to copy editing. Her career interests include editorial and marketing in book publishing, but Angela hopes to find interest in other areas as she makes her way through the publishing program. In her spare time, Angela enjoys trying new restaurants as well as revisiting old favorites on a regular basis. Currently, she is attempting to try every item on the menu at Champs Diner, which is an all-vegan diner and bakery in Bushwick.

 

“Pub(lication) Crawl”

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The Society of Publication Designers is an organization that promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach.One of the student events they hold every fall is the “Pub(lication) Crawl”. It’s a tour of 3 magazine design departments, where you get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine. It’s a daytime event on Friday Oct. 2nd and the cost is $15.00. It’s also a great networking opportunity for students. If you are interested, check their website and register soon, as space is limited and they always sell out.

Welcome Back, Students!

September 9, 2015

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

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I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 33 new students and 59 current students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for the Fall 2015, a total of 92 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term. This semester is very special because we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of the Publishing program!

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Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Susan Katz will give the fall semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Ms. Katz was formerly president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books and will serve as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year. Her lecture will take place in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza at the NYC campus from 6-8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At that time the Pace University Publishing Department will host the sixth Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8pm. The dinner gives us opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates, as well as celebrate our 30th anniversary. Please make every effort to attend both events.
We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.

Sincerely,

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press

Ten Ways to Keep Your ePortfolio Up-to-Date!

One of the great things about ePortfolio is that it evolves as you do. As you pursue new internships/jobs and add more course work to your repertoire, your ePortfolio is the ideal place to keep track of your activity. Having a current ePortfolio allows you to be prepared for whatever opportunities may spring up unexpectedly (as they tend to do).

Here are eight easy ways for students to keep their ePortfolios current:

  1. Work with a professor to revamp your resume. You can then upload it in your ePortfolio as a document, or paste it in a textbox.
  2. Rethink how you showcase your coursework (papers, projects, etc). How can you prepare them to showcase your writing
    skills and knowledge of the field?
  3. Doing an internship? What sort of artifacts (work samples, photos, videos, articles, links) can you post to demonstrate
    what you have learned and achieved? You may even consider creating a blog on ePortfolio for weekly reflections on your experience.
  4. If you posted a brief bio or introduction somewhere on your page, make sure you frequently update it with your current activities.
  5. Add to the Skills box on your Introduction page.
  6. Link to any new recommendations or positive reviews you receive via LinkedIn, or other platforms/methods on your
    Recommendations page.
  7. If you posted any contact information on any of your pages, be sure all of the information is still correct.
  8. Revisit your ePortfolio on a weekly basis to see if there are any additions you can make.

And here are a couple of tips for Faculty:

  1. Do you have pieces (articles/lectures) that you could post? Can you write something on what you are doing in the classroom?  The Pace M.S. in Publishing Blog just did a faculty profile of Andrea Baron – the piece she included about her guest lecturers is something she wrote up for her ePortfolio.
  2. Keep a current list of the courses you teach each semester.

Your ePortfolio is your brand. Keep it up-to-date, and be ready to show it off!