D. Pagan Communications Seeking Public Relations Assistant (Remote)

An entry-level position is now available at D. Pagan Communications, a public relations firm based on Long Island.

Public Relations Assistant [REMOTE] Job Description:

D. Pagan Communications is a full-service technology public relations agency specializing in the broadcast, pro audio, installation, music and recording, and video production industries. They tell the stories of how their clients’ products/solutions work behind the scenes through written collateral, strong media relations and a virtual trade show presence. They’re looking to add a versatile Public Relations Assistant to their team who is enthusiastic about the areas in which they specialize in and staying ahead of evolving technologies.

MUST HAVE (or be working toward):

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related field; strong writing and media relations skills, and an interest in technology (B2B) fields. Digital marketing, content development, social media marketing and previous agency setting experience is a plus. This job requires working remotely with a personal computer set-up and reliable internet, as well as familiarity with a range of platforms, including Zoom.

This professional will be primarily responsible for assisting senior team members with day-to-day account tasks, such as:

  • General administrative tasks
  • Creation and distribution of press materials and other related collateral
  • Media placement monitoring and logging
  • Transcription of end-user interviews
  • Blogging and social media support
  • Research new markets

If you are interested in this opportunity, send resume to: info@dpagan.com.

What To Do Once You Have Been Approved for Internship Eligibility

Once you’ve been certified eligible to intern you may find an internship (in order to graduate you must intern at least one semester). When you do this there are a few steps you have to take. First, when you are approved you will be sent a congrats email/text, make sure you not only read the email but also to save it, you will need to reference it later The congrats email has all the steps and resources you need to find and secure an internship.  Here are a few resources for where to go from here. Continue reading

Northwestern Mutual Seeking Hands-On Intern in Financial Services and Communication

Northwestern Mutual is seeking a hands-on intern in financial services and communication! The hands-on intern experience includes partnering with financial representatives who show you how it’s done through mentoring and joint-work programs. Like your colleagues in the network office, you have access to the resources of Northwestern Mutual, including:

  • A coach who meets with you regularly to help evaluate and fine-tune your efforts for greatest results.
  • Trusted financial specialists and advisors with technical know-how to help you create customized solutions for your clients.
  • Access to Northwestern Mutual’s world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products

Specifically, you’ll practice the personalized approach they use to offer financial solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs. You’ll follow these key steps in their process, working independently with guidance from experienced colleagues:

  • Meet with Clients: You’ll set up appointments to discuss your clients current financial situation.
  • Analyze the Clients Situation: Through extensive fact-finding, you’ll uncover long-term goals that you will use to help determine your clients needs.
  • Make Recommendations: After evaluating your clients current situation and goals, you’ll determine what products can help fill their needs and present appropriate solutions to your client.
  • Provide Ongoing Service: You’ll continue to work with your clients beyond the close of the sale. Most financial representatives contact their clients twice a year to determine whether their needs have changed and keep them aware of the resources available to them.

Application Process: Visit Financial Advisor & Corporate Careers | Northwestern Mutual where you can find your local office and start your application.

Internships Available at Legislative Gazette in Albany; $10K in Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

The Legislative Gazette is seeking journalism and multi-media interns to serve as writers, photographers, copy editors, social media editors, podcast producers, and video content producers for the spring 2024 semester. More than $10K is available to provide Scholarships for qualified students (preference given to underrepresented students and those with financial hardship).

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Introducing the MA in Strategic Communication: Seniors Can Take Graduate Courses!

The Department of Communication is excited to announce the launch of our new MA in Strategic Communication, beginning Spring 2024. This program caters to both traditional students and working professionals. We offer courses in two formats: asynchronous and hybrid.

  • Asynchronous classes are entirely online with no in-person meetings.
  • Hybrid courses primarily follow the asynchronous format but include three in-person sessions throughout the semester for discussions and collaborative projects.

For the upcoming spring semester, we are introducing three courses:

  • CMM501: Applied Communication Research Methods (asynchronous)
  • CMM705: Collaboration, Leadership, and Facilitation (hybrid)
  • CMM709:  Narrative, Identity and Community (hybrid)

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Juniors and Sophomores, Get Ahead!

Juniors and Sophomores! Even though you have some time, you should start to think about when you want to complete your required internship. You could always start the process today by making sure you’re eligible for an internship. Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you start looking for an internship placement. However, once you are certified eligible, you remain eligible until graduation as long as your GPA doesn’t drop below a 2.5. Remember, there are no retroactive credits given for an internship, this means you must complete an internship for credit after you have been approved. It’s worth it to get approved sooner than later, just to ensure you have time in case something goes wrong.  Continue reading