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Winter 2011
Marist had a strong showing at the recent NewYorkWomen in Communication
annual Student Career Conference, held Nov. 6 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New
York City. The Communication Internship Program sponsored 13 students,
using funds from a bequest made by Dr. Mary Louise Bopp, a former Marist
advertising professor.
“The major points of preparation for the future begin as a student,” Porter
said. “The job student’s hold is to network while in school. After graduation,
you are seen as a job seeker. We encourage all students to go to conferenc-
es or any meetings that would encourage them to be proactive about their
future.”
Other Marist students participated in the conference under the sponsorship
of the Communication Arts Society, led by club president Alexis Murphy.
“Networking is extremely important for college students because it helps
you get internships and build connections with possible future employers,”
Murphy said. “Through networking you meet so many people and it allows
them to see your motivation to jump into your industry of choice.”
Communication Internship Director Gerry McNulty called the event “a valu-
able experience, “noting, “This is one of the best-run career conferences in
New York . . . We’ve supported participation at this event for years. It is well
worth it. Students make excellent networking contacts and get a chance to
learn frst-hand about career possibilities from successful people in the feld.”
The conference featured NBC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo and
numerous professional women from advertising, television, radio, flm, and
multimedia felds. Students attended workshops such as “Digital Marketing &
Social Media,’ and “Communication Entrepreneurship.” -EMILY BERGER, ‘12
NY Women in Communication
conference has strong turnout
Monday Night
Football Features
Marist Alums
Four Marist alumni, who all work on
ESPN’s Monday Night Football pro-
duction crew, returned to campus on
Wednesday, October 27. Te four for-
mer communication students (Robert
Adamski ’01, Chris Damiani ’96, Trevor
Gavin ’07, and Ken Menard ’98) held a
presentation and panel discussion de-
scribing their day-to-day experiences
working on the country’s most recog-
nizable football broadcast as well as the
pathways each took in fnding their job.
Tey showcased examples of their work
at ESPN and met with several sports
communication students and MCTV
club members after their presentation.
photos courtesy of New York Women in Communication