2015 Student Communications Career Conference

November 7, 2015

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Breakfast Keynote Speaker: Amy Odell, Editor, Cosmopolitan.com, @amyodell

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Paula Rizzo, Emmy-award winning video producer, Senior Health Producer & Author, @ListProducer

Date: Saturday, November 7

Time: 8:00am- 4:00pm

Location: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S. New York, NY 10012


Student Communications Career Conference 2015 Agenda


8:00 am:  Onsite Registration Opens (lobby level)

8:30 am : Breakfast | Event Kickoff and Icebreaker 

8:45 am: Welcome Address - Linda Descano New York Women in Communications Foundation President                                                                       

9:05 am: Breakfast Keynote - Amy Odell, Editor, Cosmopolitan.com and Author, Tales From The Back Row

10:15-11:15 am:  Breakout Session 1:

Television & Radio Broadcasting

Moderator: Katie Corrado, Anchor/Reporter, FOX 61

  • Jayde Donovan, Morning Co-host, Todd and Jayde in the Morning on WPLJ-FM 95.5

  • Stephanie Makowski, Associate Producer, The Dr. Oz Show

  • Jennifer "Jen Bk" Le, Digital TV Host and Social Media Manager, HOT 97

  • Carol Wilkinson, Reporter and Substitute News Anchor, News 12 Networks


Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing

Moderator: Melissa Finney, Advertising Partnerships, Flipboard Inc. 

  • Kym Lewis, Partner Manager, Pinterest 

  • Marisa K. Redwood, Principal, Buzz Brand Marketing

  • Lauren Marie Kehe, Director of Ad Sales Marketing, Pivot TV

  • Jessica Kleiman, Communications/Branding Executive


Conversations About Content

Moderator: Lori Greene, Senior Partner, Content Director, Maxus Global 

  • Taylor Trudon, Life Beat Lead, MTV

  • Georgia Galanoudis, Managing Director, Imprint 

  • Jayde Lovell, Co-Host and Producer, The Young Turks Network on YouTube

  • Tiffany Winter, Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, Mindshare Entertainment

11:30am-12:30 pm: Breakout Session 2:

 Fashion & Beauty

  Moderator: Stefanie Cedro Mohr, Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing Communications, PR & Social Media, L'Oréal Paris at L'Oréal

  • Lauren Larkin, Beauty Director, Alison Brod Public Relations

  • Vanessa Santos, Head of Partnerships, Observer Media

  • Shannon Duffy, Product Development Coordinator, Kohl's

  • Geneva S. Thomas, Consulting Marketing Manager at InStyle and Founder and Editor of Jawbreaker.nyc


Lifestyle & Entertainment

Moderator: Kenetta Bailey, CMO Brand Strategist, Consultant

  • Amy Andrieux, Global Editor & Communications Project Manager, Red Bull Studios

  • Gia Peppers, Associate Editor, ESSENCEFest.com

  • Cristina Gibson, Chief of Staff & Director of Brand, Fly BLADE

  • Laura Lane, Correspondent and Writer, PEOPLE and PEOPLE.com


 Non-Profits & Social Good

   Moderator: Pam Hacker, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, HBO

  • Jennifer Lindenauer, Head of Marketing/Communications, Upworthy

  • Courtney Dubin, Senior Youth Engagetment and Digital Advisor, GENYOUth Foundation

  • Lori Peterzell, Senior Director Corporate Engagement, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Mary Pryor, Digital and Content Development Lead. Samsung & Black Tech Week

12:45 pm:  Lunch 

1:00 pm:  Lunch Address and Intro to Keynote by Linda Descano New York Women in Communications Foundation President      

1:05 pm: Lunch Keynote - Paula Rizzo, Emmy Award Winning Senior Health Producer at Fox News Channel and Author, Listful Thinking

2:15-3:15 pm:  Breakout Session 3:

 Entrepreneurship 101

  Moderator: Liz Kressel, Entrepreneur/Digital Strategist, Lizard Media

  • Emily Blumenthal, Founder, Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards & the HBDNetwork

  • Lori Check, Founder/CEO, Cheekd

  • Jillian Ressler, Co-Founder,spruceandco.com

  • Janna Meyrowitz, Co-Founder, StyleHouse PR

  • Tiffany Pham, Founder & CEO, MOGUL


 Building Your Personal Brand

  Moderator: Brittany Hennessy, Associate Director, Social Strategy & Influence, Horizon Media Inc.

  • Bianca Jade, Founder, Mizzfit.com

  • Kayleigh Harrington, Talent Coordinator, Socialyte

  • Dina Deleasa, Founder, DishItGirl.com

  • Jacqueline M. Peros, CPBS, Founder, JMP Branding


 Secrets to a Successful Job Search

  Moderator:  Judith Harrison, Sr. V.P., Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick

  • Melissa Gentile, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Maxus Global

  • Lori Dernavich, Growth Stage Leadership Advisor, LoriDernavich

  • Michelle Corbett, Mgr. DMI Talent Acquisitions, L'Oreal

  • Agnes Peña-Rosen, Vice President, People & Culture, Charbeat

3:30-4:30 pm:  Closing Panel Session

Spotlight on NYWICI Scholarship Winners

Moderator: Megan Hess, Associate Editor, Mashable

  • Lauren Hard, News Assistant, The New York Times

  • Elisa Tang, Production Associate, TODAY show

  • Bridget Jackson, Staff Associate, Kellen 

  • Alexandra Osten, Account Manager, Nielsen

  • Marisch Perera, Newsroom Trainee/Field Producer, FOX 5

4:30 pm: Raffle 



Event type: 
Career Conference