NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business to Host New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Student Communications Career Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Tiffany Pham, Founder and CEO of Mogul

Representatives from 30 Leading Companies Including MTV, Hearst, Google, The New York Times, Among Others, Will Lend Their Expertise During the November 18 Event


NEW YORK, November 2, 2017 –The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Division of Programs in Business (DPB) will host the NYWICI Student Communications Career Conference on Saturday, November 18, at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life.

Sponsored by New York Women in Communications, the event will bring together more than 30 leaders from all facets of the communications industry to speak to more than 250 NYUSPS students as well as others from the tristate area, who will gain career advice and a greater knowledge of the industry, while having the opportunity to network with seasoned professionals. Panelists and speakers include representatives from MTV, Hearst, Google, ABC, The New York Times, SiriusXM Radio, Spotify, HBO, NBC, among others.

The full-day event will kick off with keynote speaker, Tiffany Pham, founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning platform for women worldwide that enables them to share their voice, exchange information, and access knowledge. Panel highlights will include: 

  • The Many Facets of Careers in Communications
  • How to Land the Perfect Job/Internship
  • Defining Your Personal Brand
  • Creating Your Killer Elevator Pitch
  • Negotiating Your Way to Success
  • Your Best Answers to Every Interview Question
  • Your Guide to Successful Freelance Writing

Renowned for its MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication and MS in Integrated Marketing, the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business provides students with the academic learning and practical skills necessary to become effective communicators and marketers. “We are delighted to collaborate with New York Women in Communications to provide yet another opportunity for our students to connect with industry thought leaders,” said Martin Ihrig, associate dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business.

“NYUSPS students, as well as those from the tristate area, will have the unique opportunity to hear from, and interact directly with, leaders from the many areas of our industry, who will share their tips for success, advice for landing a dream job, and ways to advance in the communications field,” said Meredith Long, president of New York Women in Communications and senior vice president/GM, news, luxury & style, for Time Inc.

November 18 also marks the opening date for students to apply for the New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship. High school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships in the amounts of $2,500-$10,000 to recipients who intend to pursue or further a career in communications. Many of the scholarships also come with a prestigious internship at a leading communications firm in New York City.  Scholarship winners will be recognized at the organization’s annual Matrix Awards, alongside prominent industry leaders.  For more information about the scholarship program, please visit nywici.org

The event will take place on Saturday, November 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

For more information about the conference or to register, visit: www.nywici.org/events/2017-student-communications-career-conference

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.

About New York Women in Communications

New York Women in Communications awards scholarships and provides educational programs for women at every stage of her career. It is the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.nywici.org/.