You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center - Center for Career Development - Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due October 31 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing.

Public Relations and Communications (Media, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing, Editing)

Job Shadowing:

Kelly Downey, P'2019, VP Marketing Operations, Philips Personal Health (Stamford, CT). Shadow Description: Learn about digital marketing, media and analytics in the personal care consumables category. This is an exciting time to market to the ever changing digitally savvy consumer. U.S. Citizenship and Background Check Required.

Elaine Giuliano ‘1983, Features Editor, The Carmel Pine Cone (Location: Pacific Grove, CA)  Shadow Description: The student will come along on interviews and assist in research for articles for the week's paper. If the student's present on a Wednesday and Thursday, they may also observe and participate in production. Good photographers may find themselves with a photo credit. This is a great opportunity to observe operations at a successful weekly newspaper with 100% locally produced content — no wire stories. The Pine Cone is available online, and interested students should acquaint themselves with its style and editorial point of view before applying. **Multi-day experience could be available with housing if needed. For one-day, student should be from California or already have plans to be in the area during January break.**

Shandi Hogg ‘1997, Director of Marketing, Ancero (Location: Mount Laurel, NJ)  Shadow Description: If shadowing on Monday Jan. 8 the student will be exposed to the important internal meetings of a small business (50+ employees) in the information technology industry. The day kicks off with the monthly Company Meeting during which each department reviews updates and initiatives. After that the student will attend a high level marketing meeting with the Director of Marketing, Managing Partner, Director of Client Services and Director of Sales. Following that is the Funnel Lunch Meeting in which Sales updates Finance/Operations on their prospects in the sales funnel for the month. The day concludes with additional marketing responsibilities. The student will also receive a tour and insight into the inner workings and operations of a 24x7x365 IT solution provider. REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship

Nick Johnson ‘1990, Senior Vice President, Digital Ad Sales Strategy, Turner (Location: New York, NY).  Shadow Description: Come experience a day in the life of a digital media executive. From CNN to Great Big Story, from video ads to branded content, come experience the business first hand.

Jason Maltby ‘1988, President, Executive Director of National TV and Digital Video, Mindshare USA (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow 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.) Will include mock interviews to get real life experience and feedback.

Tonya Nye, P'2020, Director of Sales and Marketing, Topflight Corporation (Glen Rock, PA). Shadow Description: My plan is to organize the day as follows: tour and review of the manufacturing area with the plant manager; tour and review of the research and development area and prototype lab; remainder of the day with me participating in meetings and scheduled activities to understand how the executive staff position relates to the operations of a manufacturing facility.

Brendan Ripp ‘1999, VP & Executive Vice President, National Geographic Sales and Partnerships, Fox Networks Group(Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Brendan Ripp oversees National Geographic Partners' brand revenue across all platforms of its business, including National Geographic Channels, as well as digital, social, mobile, and print. He also leads the National Geographic Advertising Sales and Client Solutions' teams. Brendan Ripp's previous roles include President of Technology, Telecommunications and Finance Verticals and the VP   Publisher of Sports Illustrated at Time, Inc

Sterling Publishing/Barnes and Noble. (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description:It will vary per department. Each student will gain knowledge about all the departments that make up the business of Publishing, including Editorial, Managing Editorial, Art, Production, and Sales. Students will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the company. They would be able to: • Review copy mailings to newspapers, magazines, trade publications, websites & blogs • Review copy mailings to broadcast media outlets – TV, radio, podcasts • Arrange events and book signings for authors • Arrange book tours for A-list authors, including travel accommodations and detailed itineraries • Work with bloggers, editors, producers, writers, etc. media contacts on a daily basis pitching Sterling titles • Reviewing and providing feedback on the editors’ prospective acquisitions during editorial meetings. • Reviewing unsolicited manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, drafting rejection letters. • Creating book dummies, revising and paginating manuscripts, reviewing and providing comments re: sketches and final art passes. Other duties as needed.

Liz Williams ‘2013, Associate Director, Donor Relations at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy. (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)  Shadow Description: Learn what it's like to work at a fast-paced, cutting-edge research university in one of America's most up-and-coming cities -- Pittsburgh! During this job shadowing experience, the student will learn about the wide array of jobs that exist within a large University Advancement office, with a specific focus on Donor Relations at Carnegie Mellon University. The day can be tailored to the student's interests, and can involve conversations with people in communications, fundraising, event-planning, and other roles. There is also the potential to meet with other Gettysburg alumni who work in Admissions roles for CMU. The student will learn about various career trajectories within higher education and gain insight on related masters programs to prepare students for work in this field.

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