Media & Tech: Where the Jobs Are

Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

mediatechKumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
One University Plaza
Flatbush Avenue, between Dekalb Ave. and Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Leading recruiters from the hottest operations in the business discuss the dynamic opportunities available in the booming media and tech sector and share insight on the do’s and don’ts of the job search. Brush up on the skills you need to land a position in this exciting field.

Attendees include:

Doug Melville, chief diversity officer, tbwa worldwide
Doug Melville, chief diversity officer, tbwa worldwide
Dan Geiger, recruiter, buzzfeed
Dan Geiger, recruiter, buzzfeed
Katie Hopkins, technical Recruiter, mic
Katie Hopkins, technical Recruiter, mic

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Newton, Recruiter, refinery29
Lauren Newton, Recruiter, refinery29
Moderator: Peter Brooks, head of search marketing, the muse
Moderator: Peter Brooks, head of search marketing, the muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission is free, RSVP Here

Greek American Writers Association

Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St.

athens21Join Harry Dounchis, Perry S. Nicholas, Maria Sebastian and host Penelope Karageorge and enjoy a dazzle-dazzle program of poetry, music and literary intrigue. Harry Dounchis, Ph.D., will premiere his page-turning novel, Sand Hill Interns, about two young Stanford U. biochemists and a billion-dollar marijuana plot. Perry S. Nicholas, award-winning poet, will present work from his collections including The River of You and Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back. Maria Sebastian, an acoustic singer/songwriter will perform her original songs. Maria has opened for dozens of national acts and recorded with many of their members.

$10 cover fee, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and the program.

Invisible Men: Panel Discussion Celebrating Flores Forbes’ New Book

Monday, October 10 at 6:15 pm-8:15 pm

Columbia University
116th St. & Broadway

Reading and discussion of Flores Forbes’ new book Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration

invisible_men_poster_480_300_s_c1Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible in society. That is, the “invisible” group of black men in America who have served their time and not gone back to prison.

Flores ForbesInvisible Men is a book that will crack the code on the stigma of incarceration. When Flores Forbes was released from prison, he made a plan to re-invent himself but found it impossible. His involvement in a plan to kill a witness who was testifying against Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, had led to his incarceration. While in prison he earned a college degree using a Pell Grant, with hope this would get him on the right track and a chance at a normal life. He was released but that’s where his story and most invisible men’s stories begin.This book weaves Flores’ knowledge, wisdom, and experience with incarceration, sentencing reform, judicial inequity, hiding and re-entry into society, and the issue of increasing struggles and inequality for formerly incarcerated men into a collection of poignant essays, finally, giving invisible men a voice and face in society.

Admission is free.

 

Amy Kurzweil with Tahneer Oksman: Flying Couch

Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm

BookCourt
163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY

event_kurzweilEnjoy a reading, audience Q&A, and book signing with Amy Kurzweil, author of her debut book, Flying Couch.

Flying Couch, tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. Captivated by Bubbe’s story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. Entwining the voices and histories of these three wise, hilarious, and very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.

flyingcouch_cover-web_resA retelling of the inherited Holocaust narrative now two generations removed, Flying Couch uses Bubbe’s real testimony to investigate the legacy of trauma, the magic of family stories, and the meaning of home. With her playful, idiosyncratic sensibility, Amy traces the way our memories and our families shape who we become. The result is this bold illustrated memoir, both an original coming-of-age story and an important entry into the literature of the Holocaust.

Admission is free. Check out her Facebook event page here.

 

Media Internship Panel for Students

Media Internship Panel for Students

The New York Chapter of National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is hosting a Media Internship Panel for students on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

This panel is very worthwhile for MS in Publishing students interested in the media industry.  The program will take place at HBO Headquarters, beginning at 1:45pm.  Recruiters from HBO, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Discovery, and Time Inc. will be in attendance. 

 

After the panel, students will also have an opportunity to meet with the recruiters individually and share their resumes.  Connect with employees of leading companies in the media/entertainment industry!

 

This event is FREE for students attendees.  Please click here to RSVP before the event date.

Pace University Career Fair, September 2012

The Pace Career Fair, hosted by Co-Op and Career Services for current students and alumni this past Thursday, certainly had all the makings of a successful event. There were plenty of attending employers, including 3 of the “Big Six” publishers, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.

All the corners of the gym at One Pace Plaza were packed with about 90 company booths and triple the amount of well-dressed people. At the height of the event, it was difficult to move between the rows because there were so many people who were there, vying for the attention of their potential employer. All majors were represented, which proved to make the gym full of competition. 

The advantage to going to the Career Fair for me was to potentially meet some of the HR Recruiters I have been sending my resume to. For instance, I had applied for a job at Penguin, which I mentioned to the woman I spoke with at the fair. She made notes on my resume and asked me how I felt about certain aspects of the position. It was like a mini interview! The same ended up being true at the Simon & Schuster table, even though I haven’t applied to a position there yet.  Again at Macmillan, I met the recruiter and she really helped me feel like my resume would not be lost in the job application portal.  The whole process helped me personalize the application process and job application portals in general.  It was a very reassuring moment in my job search quest.

I told most of the recruiters I was interested in internships, so I’m glad I was able to give them my information before they start recruiting for the spring semester. Some even encouraged me to keep connected with them through this semester, like the recruiter from xo.com (formerly the knot.com).  She took the time and noticed that I did not have any desktop computer skills; which gives me an opportunity to work on acquiring those skills. So, for any of you interested in magazine publishing, the Pace Job Fair recruiters were there for you, too!

            Finally, the most productive booth I visited was the Disney/ABC recruiter, who commanded a line about 30 people deep and met with each of us individually to discuss our resumes. After having mine deconstructed to oblivion, I came away shocked and relieved. I had not heard such criticism about my resume (which had not been formatted since high school, honestly I had it coming), but I also was glad since I obviously needed it so badly.  It was a great connection for me and the recruiter promised to send me an email with information on an upcoming Disney open house.   It would be a wonderful opportunity for me to meet people who work for their publishing imprint, Hyperion,  and to talk to them about internships.

            This experience proved to me that job and internship fairs are worth taking the time to attend because making connections and seeing the light at the end of the job search tunnel is really what it’s all about. Since I’m new to the publishing game, this is my first semester in the program, I have learned that it is important to make connections with the people who are a part of the industry, even if (or especially if) it’s with the people who read the resumes.

-Heather Allen