Public Relations/Communications Winter Break Opportunity List

You can apply for opportunities through our online applications.

Job Shadowing Application

Career Networking Dinner Application

Applications are due by November 17th by 11:59pm.  


Public Relations and Communications (Media, Advertising and Marketing)

Job Shadowing:

  • George Kauker P'16 - President - Philadelphia division, Clear Channel Outdoor (career field:  advertising) Location:  Philadelphia, PA.  Shadowing Description:  Student will shadow me as I interact with clients and management staff.  Student will also have the opportunity to spend time with other managers:  sales, real estate and (possibly) finance.  Available Date(s):  Jan. 13, Jan. 14, Jan. 15, Jan. 16
  • Jason Maltby ’88 – President, Executive Director of National Television, Mindshare USA (career field: Media/Advertising)  Location: New York, NY.  Shadowing Description: Will learn about the media business at one of the worlds largest media agencies. Part of the day can be actual shadowing. Other part will be learning about different media (TV, Digital, etc.).  Available Date(s): Jan. 7, Jan. 8, Jan. 9, Jan. 14, Jan. 15, Jan. 16
  • Robert Schwartz ’92 – Global Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather (career field: Marketing)  Location: New York, NY. Shadowing Description: http://www.ogilvy.com/# TBD. Available Date(s): Flexible (All dates are available)
  • Kathleen Shaffer '05 - Vice President, Public Relations Director, MGH (career field:  Public Relations and Advertising) Location:  Owings Mills, MD.  Shadowing Description:  MGH is a full-service advertising agency located outside of Baltimore. We are one of Baltimore's biggest agencies and the most well-known. Our clients include Ocean City Maryland, OLD BAY and McCormick to name a few. The student would shadow in the PR department learning media relations, creation of media documents, press conference coordination, etc. For more information visit www.mghus.com.  Available Date(s):  Flexible (All dates are available)
  • Halle von Kessler '91 - Owner/Marketing and Creative Services Consultant, 8 Boxwood Lane (career field:  Entrepreneur/Marketing/Event Planning/Photography/Interior Design) Location:  Baltimore, MD.  Shadowing Description: Halle owns a consulting company that focuses in 5 main areas: marketing/communications, photography, events, styling, and interiors.  Every day is different - multiple projects handled at the same time - and the opportunity would depend on the project(s) at the time of shadowing (possible retail store design during the January timeframe). Visit her website: www.8BoxwoodLane.   Available Date(s):  TBD, no Thursdays

Networking Dinners:

  • Caroline Allen '79, P'15 - PA Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network, Center for Schools and Communities (career field:  Educational Statewide Intermediary), John Skrabak (husband) '79 P'15 - Senior Business Intelligence Architect, Footlocker Corp. (career field:  Business), Liz Williams '13 -Marketing Coordinator, LeadingAge PA (career field:  Marketing) and Emily Miano ’13 - AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer for Nutrition and Sustainability, PSAYDN, Center for Schools and Communities (career field:  Non-Profit)  Dinner Location:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  DINNER DATE: TBD, Unavailalbe Jan. 14
  • Kelly Alsedek '70 - Retired - Communications & Marketing Department, Lebanon Valley College (career field:  Communications/Marketing)  Dinner Location: TBD Gettysburg or Harrisburg, PA area
  • William (Skip) Atwater P'14 - Business Consultant, Hewlett Packard (career field:  Global Communications/Cloud-based Technology/Change management/Marketing) and Katherine Atwater P'14 - 4th Grade School Teacher, Roberge School (career field:  Education)  Dinner Location:  Allendale, NJ
  • Steve Cloetingh '81 - VP Strategic Business Development, Assurant (career field:  wireless)  Dinner Location:  King of Prussia, PA
  • Anne Engel P'16 - Marketing Consultant at PepsiCo, Self employed (career field:  Marketing - spent 10 years in brand management at Pepsi-Cola and was a SVP at a promotion agency) and Mark Engel P '16  CEO, Rosco (International company in the theatrical/film lighting business)  Dinner Location:  Stamford, CT
  • Eric Handler '86 - Vice President, Communications, YES Network (career field:  Sports Entertainment)  Dinner Location:  New York, NY   RESUME REQUIRED – please submit to tkurzawa@gettysburg.edu
  • Janet Harris P’17 – Global Marketing & Digital Partnerships Strategy (career field: Digital Marketing/Social Media/Business Management & Strategy – Domestic & International – NY Business Environment)  Dinner Location: Westford, MA (potential to host in Boston if more convenient for students)
  • Ray Hopkins '87 - President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation (career field:  Media/Sports Entertainment (Former COO at YES Network))  Dinner Location:  New York, NY   RESUME REQUIRED – please submit to tkurzawa@gettysburg.edu
  • Elizabeth Krueger '11 - Vanguard Accelerated Development Program Service Administrator, Vanguard (career field:  Financial Services), Allison Barrett '12 - Managing Producer, DiD (career field:  Advertising) and Jordan Monts '12 - Graduate Student at Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Full Time Student at Bryn Mawr College (career field:  Social Work)  Dinner Location:  Philadelphia, PA
  • Greg Pinchbeck '90 - Global Head of Resiliency, Citigroup (career field:  International/Business/Risk Mgmt/Technology/Media), Jeff Franchetti '90 - CIO at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore (career field:  Law); Nick Johnson '90 - SVP NBC Universal Digital Media Sales (career field:  Media); and Jack Vishab '90 - Risk and Compliance Technology Advisor, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (career field:  Law)  Dinner Location:  Manhatten, NY
  • Jean Rodenberger '89 - Editor in Chief, F. A. Davis Company (career field:  Publishing/Content Provider) and Melanie Cann ‘89, Publishing/Content Provider, Staywell Publishing (career field:  Content and Course acquisition and Development)  Dinner Location:  Philadelphia, PA
  • Robert Schwartz ’92 – Global Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather (career field: Marketing)  Location: New York, NY
  • Charlie Scott '77, P'09, '12 - Principal/Owner, CTS Consulting Group, LLC (career field:  Management Consulting), Katherine Scott '09 - Assistant Portfolio Manager, Glenmade Trust (career field:  Finance) and Ali Dolaway '09 – Buying Operations Coordinator, Anthropologie (career field:  Marketing)  Dinner Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Tim Stauning '78 - Consultant, Tim Stauning (career field:  Advertising/Media/Entrepreneurship)    General discussion of what it means to be in the ad business (media sector in particular), and/or discuss entrepreneurial endeavors.  Dinner Location:  Princeton, NJ or NYC   DATE: Jan. 8 or 15
  • Janis Thomas P'14 - Former Executive Vice President, Marketing, Retired (career field:  Marketing, Law/Politics) and Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of Prince George's County Planning Board, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. All commercial and residential real estate companies must appear before her board to receive approval to build in the county. Dinner Location: Washington, DC

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