Chris Massos ’18 – Youth Identity Development @ Your Self Series (NY)

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During my externship, I worked with Paula Prentis, co-creator of Your Self Series. This program helps teenagers and middle school children with their social and emotional identity. The program is taught by teachers who utilize the program’s three essential components: a three-book curriculum, an interactive website and student driven discussions about the topics on hand. Mrs. Prentis is well versed in the many problems that teenagers face during their developmental years. She presents to professionals who are interested in how the program works and in how effective the program is with adolescents. During my time working with Mrs. Prentis, I have learned a lot and would recommend the experience for those that wish to work with schools interested in adopting a new curriculum. Specifically, the curriculum would be specialized for adolescents that are dealing with anxiety, heavy work load or other overwhelming issues. If the school doesn’t wish to use the curriculum, there is a […]

Grace Timko ’18 – The Carmel Pine Cone (CA)

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After a quick career path change at the beginning of my junior year, I have had multiple opportunities to explore different career options through the Center for Career Development. The most recent opportunity brought me to The Carmel Pine Cone in Pacific Grove, California. Over the course of the week, my host, Elaine, demonstrated how to perfect the balance of work and play in her field. As a features editor, her work is inherently interesting. She is constantly switching from subject to subject—a confusing, yet refreshing situation that I encountered during my time with her. The week began with research; I researched topics for a column about home improvement, which coincidentally ended up getting cut on Wednesday—a common occurrence in the ever-changing environment of the newsroom. We set up interviews for the days ahead and researched those subjects as well, developing questions and growing more interested in the people we had yet to meet, but […]

Taohen Zhao ’19 – Atlantic (USA) LLC (NY)

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First, I want to thank Mr. Dunlop and Mr. Loughman, for giving me the chance to participate [in] this externship in Atlantic (USA) LLC, also thank all my colleagues who treated me friendly and helped me with patience. Although this externship only lasts for a week, I think it is an amazing experience. Before the first day of my work, I realized commuting is not an easy thing for salarymen working in Manhattan. Manhattan has a sky-scraping housing price, therefore, it is common for normal white-collars living in places that take an hour to reach their companies in Manhattan. For me, I need to wake at around 6:30 am and catch the 7:36 am LIRR train to Penn Station, where I will transfer to subway and head to the southern end of Manhattan. This is the only way to go to work on time. Though it’s not easy to follow this schedule, after spending the […]

Caleigh Flegg ’20 – TBWA, Nissan United (NY)

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An Advertisement For Advertising My first day as an extern with Nissan United was a headfirst dive into the world of advertising. My first meeting with Jon Castle, the president of Nissan United, served as a briefing on every aspect of an ad agency, as well as the complicated and lengthy process between conception and publication of an advertisement. The part of this process that most caught my attention was the idea of a “target audience” and how that audience is found and fleshed out. One of the conference rooms in the office features huge marketing boards detailing the target audience for each individual Nissan model – everything from “millennial hipster” to “adventurous parent”. The way a company specifies branding to target such a hyper specific audience is so intriguing to me. Thankfully, I was able to speak at length with two planners – the people responsible for relaying communication between the regional and global […]