Student Blog

June 6, 2015
One of the things that impressed me about my mentee, Lauren Ryan, a NYWICI Scholarship winner, who is a rising senior at Ithaca College, was her success in landing internships in her field of interest. These have provided stepping-stones to a career...
May 4, 2015
Have you ever felt you didn’t belong somewhere? Have you ever felt the need to change and feared where that change would lead you? Have you ever pursued your dreams before society set priorities for you?   I have been through all this. I come...
May 4, 2015
Ever since I was a kid, my parents have planned almost everything out for me in regards to vacationing or traveling alone. My mom is one of those moms (the best mom), who plans every second of a vacation with backup plans B, C and even D, just in...
May 4, 2015
Content is everything from newspapers and novels to blogs, social media, podcasts, video and more. “The world of the content is changing so quickly,” said Emily Listfield, Chief Content Office at KAPLOW, who moderated the Conversations about Content...
March 23, 2015
Fashionable females filed into The New York Times board room promptly at 8 am, eager for morning coffee and an informative conversation. Panelists Judith Harrison, Joshua Henderson, Joanne Lipman, and Evan Shapiro sat before the eager crowd. Each...
February 16, 2015
I waited in great anticipation for the release of The Theory of Everything. Having heard of scientist and author Stephen Hawking, I pictured a film focused on a man in search of knowledge while challenged by greater outside forces. I thought it...
January 30, 2015
With the beginning of the year comes the season of resolutions and goal-setting, both personally and professionally. For those of you considering a career in communications and public relations, listen up. Here are three recommendations for actions...
January 25, 2015
On Nov. 22, 2014, New York University’s Kimmel Center hosted the 2014 NYWICI Student Communications Career Conference. The center was bursting with excitement from hundreds of young ladies ready to learn and take advice from influential women in...
January 18, 2015
Wild, a best-selling biography and an Oprah’s Book Club selection, is now a critically acclaimed feature film. Author Cheryl Strayed tells of her 1,100-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail at the age of 26. Although Strayed’s story addresses...
January 13, 2015
I interviewed my current mentor, Katie Corrado, FOX News CT Reporter/Anchor,  how it feels as a former  mentee to have become a mentor in the NYWICI Mentoring Program.   Q. You have been in the NYWICI Mentoring program since High School. How has...
January 13, 2015
  Pursuing a career in communications is easier said than done. We all have our goals and dream career scenarios in our minds.  But the bottom line is: How do we take our aspirations and turn them into reality? Having a mentor can be a real game...
January 12, 2015
On a Saturday afternoon in New York City at NYU’s Kimmel Center, a room of ambitious buzzing students turned wide-eyed to the stage,  as keynote speaker Anne Fulenwider, Marie Claire’s editor-in-chief, welcomed attendees to the  annual NYWICI...
December 5, 2014
On a bright, lovely Saturday morning, the room is buzzing with Communications enthused young women excited for the day ahead. The day kicks off with an introduction of the keynote speaker: Rachel Sklar. Hearing Miss Sklar’s accomplishments — ...
December 5, 2014
The ultimate goal is to land that first internship or job, getting your foot in the door to jumpstart your career journey. “The Secrets of a Successful Job Search” panel at the 2014 Student Communications Career Conference allowed students to gain...
December 5, 2014
The Building Your Personal Brand session was a great opportunity for attendees to get the inside scoop on how to separate yourself from every other aspiring young professional. Moderated by co-host of VH1’s Morning Buzz and host of Sirius XM’s...

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