Student Blog

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...
November 19, 2014
Okay ladies! It’s almost here! But instead of just buying your ticket and showing up, there are a few additional things you may want to do to prepare for the Student Communications Career Conference this Saturday. This is a huge networking...
November 19, 2014
Another year, another... blog post! We want to welcome you to the New York Women in Communications nywiciNEXT blog. I, Taylor Sassman, a junior at Rutgers University studying Journalism and Media Studies, will be your editor-in-chief. Your managing...
June 6, 2014
I remember the state of confusion I was in when I heard “static backup” for the first time as an intern in Meredith Corporation’s Digital Department. Then there was mobile optimized, branded targeted media and my personal favorite, the rising...
May 21, 2014
On Monday, May 12th, students and young professionals gathered at Bloomberg LP headquarters in New York City for a behind-the scenes tour of a leading global media, data and financial software company. The event included a tour of the newsroom, TV...
April 13, 2014
On Thursday, April 3rd students and young professionals gathered at the Mashable Headquarters in New York City for a behind the scenes tour of one of the biggest news websites. Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich and Megan Hess, co-chairs of the Student...
March 19, 2014
I’ve wanted to be involved in children’s book publishing since I was seven-years-old. I read a book called The School Story by Andrew Clements, which is about a girl who published her own book when she was 12, and it inspired me to want to be able...
February 25, 2014
NYWICI’s High School Outreach Committee has been buzzing with news lately! The HSO creates relationships with high schools and youth organizations to increase their awareness about the NYWICI organization. High school comes with its own lengthy list...
February 16, 2014
As an avid student and a hard-worker, I jumped at the opportunity to study at the Ithaca College London Center. London is one of the world's most renowned cities and I was thrilled to get the chance to work, learn and culturally immerse myself in a...

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