Spring 2019 Mentoring Session Open!

The free Spring 2019 Mentoring Session with Professor Bette Rockmore is now open!

The M.S. in Publishing program is happy to announce that we will continue to offer the Mentoring Workshop for students who are graduating or have recently graduated.

This is a valuable resource for students who will be looking for a job in the industry.

Every Monday over a four-week period from February 18th-March 11th (Session 1) OR March 25th-April 15th (Session 2) at 4:00pm-5:30pm, Professor Rockmore will advise and counsel students about resumes, cover letters, and interview tips.

Read testimonials here about how this session helped fellow classmates.

RSVP puboffice@pace.edu by February 1st. Please include which Mentoring session (1 or 2) you plan to attend and send your resume and a sample cover letter. Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mentoring Workshop with Bette Rockmore

“After attending the mentoring sessions, I’m confident that my revised resume and cover letter will help me secure a job that I’m passionate about in the future.” Ayana Underwood

The Fall 2018 Semester offered two 3-week mentoring sessions for students graduating this upcoming winter or spring to receive job and interview advice from Professor Bette Rockmore. The sessions took place in September and October and met on a weekly basis for three weeks at the Midtown Campus, where students were able to work with their peers and Professor Rockmore to help refine their job searching skills to prepare them for the completion of the program.

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Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America with Bette Rockmore

Bette Rockmore, Distinguished Professor of Publishing for the 2017-2018 academic year.

On November 29, on the 18th floor of 163 Williams Street, Bette Rockmore, the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for the 2017-2018 academic year, presented on the fundamental difference between university and corporate America – and the shifts required to “bridge the gap” between the two. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America with Bette Rockmore”

Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017

Pace M.S. in Publishing students at the Simon & Schuster open-house event on October 19. From left: Kimberly Holcombe, Shelby Seipp, Katie Stroble, Cristina Mendiola, and Rachael Kelly.

Past a pair of revolving doors on 6th Avenue lies the gold-plated lobby of Simon & Schuster, one of the most highly-regarded houses in the industry. The company was founded by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster in 1924 and, historically speaking, was the first publisher to apply mass-market production techniques to books. In 1939, it helped orchestrate one of the most profound changes in the history of the industry – the “paperback revolution” – and the company continues to trailblaze today. In 2016, for example, Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, an imprint that “aims to introduce readers of all faiths and backgrounds to a wide variety of Muslim children and families and offer Muslim kids an opportunity to see themselves reflected positively in published works.” Continue reading “Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017”

Publishers Weekly JobZone Relaunch

Publishers Weekly (PW) is a fundamental source of news happening in the book, magazine, and digital media publishing industries—and it’s now once again a helpful site to consult when looking for jobs.

PW has recently announced the relaunch of JobZone, an online job board aiming to assist employers looking to hire and employees looking to be hired. The site features a place to upload and search through resumes, shares resume building techniques and interview tips, and gives email notifications that alert users to specific jobs or locations for openings.

JobZone’s mission is to streamline the process of searching for jobs and applicants in publishing, which is a useful given the nature of their brand. Truly, PW JobZone has made everything about searching for jobs that much more convenient and less stressful for all parties.