Congratulations, Laura!

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges in NYC Coordinator

Congratulations to Laura Cella for receiving an internship at Two Sheps That Pass, a marketing and consulting company.

Way to go, Laura!


Elon Faculty visiting bridges

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges in NYC Coordinator

We’ve had a lot of great faculty and staff visit us this summer in NYC. One of these individuals was Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler. Maureen is in charge of the Honors program at Elon and also teaches Psychology. She met with Sarah and Steve and asked them about their experiences in NYC this summer.

Sarah, Steve, and me with Maureen and her daughter

Congratulations, Deborah!

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges in NYC Coordinator

These are my favorite posts to write. Who doesn’t love sharing good news?!

Deborah Taft is the new Associate Media Planner at Dentsu, an international advertising and marketing company. The average time it takes a recent graduate to find a job is 6 months. It took Deborah 6 weeks. She found her job using LinkedIn. Congrats, Deborah!

Way to go, Deborah!

Wicked, Dean Zaiser, Yankees Oh My!

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges in NYC Coordinator

bridges had a busy week last week! We had a very special guest visiting NYC- Dean of Admissions, Greg Zaiser.We went to lunch with him at The Cafeteria on 7th ave and 19th St. Greg asked the students all about the program and how their job search was going.

Greg with me, Deborah, Rebecca, and Sarah

That evening we went to see Wicked on Broadway and got to go backstage thanks to the Elon in NYC director, Bill Webb!

What a great show!

On Friday night we saw the Yankees defeat the LA Angels at their new stadium. It was a great night for a ballgame and everyone had a great time!

The bridges ladies at the ball game



I unavoidably spend lots of my time in New York idling around various spots, like a pizzeria or coffee shop. Sometimes it’s the subway or the highline. But while my body idles my mind observes and judges whatever passes through my field of vision.

I’ve come to the conclusion that life is the greatest work of art of all, it just helps to appreciate it when there’s a pane of glass separating you from the subject matter. It’s taken between five and six weeks to reach this humanistic conclusion and this (tentative) series of blog entries is about what I thought before.

Shirts On, Shirts Off: The correlation between public exposure and perceived sanity

I’m walking down the street and see a man walking in my direction. I notice his unshaven beard, crazy bed head, and exposed arm and chest tattoos. It’s the early afternoon and he’s staggering around the sidewalk like he’s drunk.

Normally, this particular situation wouldn’t faze me. Tattoos are cool and being grungy is fairly standard. I don’t really care if someone’s drunk, so long as they don’t stumble or vomit in my general direction. What made the situation overly odd, the man socially devious, and me personally uncomfortable was the guy’s lack of shirt.

At any given time, a shirt is all that prevents a scenario from being strange and awkward. A stranger asks you for directions on the subway. The burrito roller at Chipotle asks what kind of protein you’d like in your faux-mexican dish. The interviewer for the job you applied for asks if you have any sales experience. Imagine the other person not wearing a shirt in these situations.

Now, imagine you’re not wearing a shirt either. See, it’s weird.