October 28, 2015

Kristen Kurtz

The influential event that connects students with today’s leading experts in the field 

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2015) – New York Women in Communications Foundation will host the 2015 Student Communications Career Conference, on Saturday, November 7th at NYU's Kimmel Center in New York City.  The conference allows students to gain insight and learn from experts in the communications industry who can provide advice and career tips, as well as share challenges they have faced navigating the rapidly changing landscape of communications.

Kicking off with keynote speaker Amy Odell, Editor,, the full-day event includes networking opportunities, informative panel discussions, Q&As and access to some of the most influential women in media. The various panel discussions will include conversations about content, building your personal brand, secrets to a successful job search, fashion & beauty, entrepreneurship, on–air television & radio broadcasting, marketing, public relations, advertising, non-profits, sports and entertainment.

“This conference is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable guidance and insight on how they can advance their career in the communications field,” said Linda Descano, President, New York Women in Communications Foundation. “Attendees will be able to hear from—and interact directly with—specialists across our industry who will share their personal journeys, tips for success and advice for landing a dream job.”

A substantial number of communications companies will be represented at the conference, including Alison Brod Public Relations, HBO, InStyle, L’Oréal, Mindshare Entertainment, MTV, The TODAY Show and YouTube, to name a few.

In addition, the New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship application will open on November 7 and high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate 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 company 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  


About New York Women in Communications Foundation

The New York Women in Communications Foundation 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