FLASHBACK: MMS in the Big Apple! A Trip to JWT Ad Agency

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On a frigid Friday morning, a few of us courageous MMS members bundled up and took a trip to the office of J. Walter Thompson Ad Agency in New York City. We were welcomed by Charae Warner, HR Business Partner for JWT New York. She led an informative and perceptive tour of the office that left our attendees enthused about working in the advertising industry.

We were also introduced to Keni Thacker, Executive Producer for Differenter & Sr. Event Technology Specialist, and Ralph Florio who is HR for Account Planning. (Ralph is a Rutgers Alum 🙂 and earned his Masters in Management!) Charae, Keni, and Ralph shared vital information about their job responsibilities and the culture of the J. Walter Thompson Agency, making it an attractive place to consider starting a career. Charae described JWT as the “most collaborative environment… it’s about working with people who care… I’m always able to learn what’s going on”. They also shared insightful advice about marketing careers, challenges, and qualities business students should be cultivating to ensure success. Keni spoke about the lack of diversity in the advertising industry. He mentioned that the main challenge of bringing diversity is “lack of awareness and preparedness”. However Keni is involved in combating that challenge through the Differenter Program at JWT: Continue reading

I Parlayed My Internship Into a Job. Here’s How I Did It.

This article was originally posted on www.bloomberg.com by Marissa Beaudoin, a 2014 graduate of Stonehill College, is a corporate communications specialist at Kronos, a supplier of cloud-based workforce management software.

This time last year, I was sitting in the same cubicle and at the same company as I am today, but as a college intern. Turning that summer position into a full-time job wasn’t easy, though. Here are some tips that may help get you from intern to in-demand employee:

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Lynxsy Announces Startup Internships for College Students!

You guys asked for it:

Lynxsy now provides a portal to some of the coolest internships in the start-up world! Now you don’t have to be a graduate or a soon-to-be graduate to start your journey through the exciting foray that is a start-up career. Lynxsy connects non-technical students to start-up companies in a supportive way, giving both the company and yourself a chance to decide where you want to stay while making sure you’re getting paid for your time.

What kind of internship you ask?

“Sales Internships, Business Development Internships, Customer Experience Internships, Operations Internships, Marketing Internships, PR Internships, Social Media Internships, Community Manager Internships, Underwater Basketweaving Internships, internships where you might get bit by a radioactive spider, internships where all you do is listen to Drake songs and rank them in order of how many times he uses the word “girl,” internships that involve eating Cheetos for like 8 hours, internships for days!” – from the Lynxsy original blog post

And so many more! Start-up culture is fast-paced and for students who are hungry to get into the action and create something meaningful, for students who are independent and know that true power doesn’t come from suits, and for students who are feeling that desk-not-required vibe.

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Enterprise Post-Event Coverage

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Talent Acquisition Manager, Chris W. Fitzpatrick from Enterprise paid a visit to RBS to share information about their Sales Management Trainee Program.

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Enterprise is notable for being a private, family-owned business. A few of their family culture founding values are:
– Our brands are the most valuable thing we own
– Personal honesty and integrity are the foundations of our success
– Customer service is our way of life
– Great things happen when we listen to our customers and each other
– We strengthen our communities one neighborhood at a time
– Our doors are always open
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FEATURE FRIDAY @AnyaFromSiberia

Hello! Today we start our FEATURE FRIDAY. Because we are a society of people who are passionate about marketing, advertising, social media and creativity, we decided that it is our responsibility to introduce you to talented and artsy people of Rutgers Newark. Every Friday we are going to make a post about a talented student from our university. We will introduce you to bloggers, designers, photographers, marketers, journalists and all kinds of people who are daring enough to share their vision with the world.

Today when it is super cold outside we are talking to Anya Semenova also known by nickname AnyaFromSiberia. Anya is a senior at Rutgers. She is majoring in Graphic Design and Marketing and was willing to share with us her experience about being a fashion blogger, inspiration and advice for future bloggers. IMG_4702 Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Info-Session Recap

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Special thanks to Rutgers-Newark Alumnus and current ABM for Johnson & Johnson, Joel Paulino, for returning to host another info-session at Rutgers Business School. Along with him, Assistant Brand Manager and fellow MMS member, Monique De Macedo, shared an informative presentation about the Consumer Marketing Co-op Program and the Marketing Leadership Development Program offered by J&J.

Below are key points Joel and Monique communicated with the audience:

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The Only Super Bowl Ads Worth Watching Again

The article is written by Yaroslav Imshenetsky, Co-Founder of @TheArbitrader and @RutgersBSchool Class of 2014. All views are my own. The full version you can find on medium.com

I understand. Your time is precious. There was quite a handful of ads shown during the Super Bowl. Not every one of them deserved our undivided attention (or the $4.5 million price tag, for that matter). To take it easy on your eyes and save time, here are, in my opinion, last night’s most unique and well-received ads:

Carnival Corporation – Come Back to the Sea

Why: It is a different kind of ad from Carnival. Instead of going with the usual happy music and festive families, Carnival tries to speak to our inner love for the sea. It captures this very well with beautiful shots of the water and JFK narrating in the background.

Relevance to the brand: This ad makes me want to rush into the sea right now, and if I am tired from endlessly swimming in it, I can board a Carnival cruise ship. PR success.

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Lynxsy Resume Review this ENTIRE WEEK!

I introduce Lynxsy: a New York-based start-up company that began just last year that aims to connect recent business and communications graduates to start-up careers, and currently have more than 100 companies on their platform. They offer the chance to be matched with some amazing up-and-coming start-ups and a paid “trial period” in which both the company and the recruit can figure out if they’re good for each other before the commitment begins. Follow them on Twitter @LynxsySays!

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Lynxsy is hosting online resume review sessions all week for Lynxsy candidates and this is an exciting opportunity to not find the career of your dreams, but to acquire the skills necessary to achieve that dream. It’s really easy to sign up; just go to their website, fill out your profile, and upload a resume! They will take care of the rest, and they will text you when a job that fits you comes your way!

Sign up for the Resume Review here!
Be quick; the spots are going, going– gone!

MMS Spring ’15 Kick-Off Recap!

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Special thanks to all who attended our kick-off event, the turnout filled the room!

The E-board curated an amazing, informative presentation about plans for the Spring 2015 Semester

MMS is dedicated to exposing members to numerous amounts of internship, job and networking opportunities. A highlight of some things discussed were:
– One group trip to visit JWT Agency in New York City (a worldwide, well renowned marketing agency)
– Resume Building Workshops – Info-sessions at RBS from Marketing and Management companies
– Guest Speakers at RBS by Marketing and Management Professionals
– Community Service events – Bake Sales 🙂
The 1st Annual MMS Fashion Show !

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