Congratulations Rachel!!

After a soul searching summer in NYC, filled with tons of interviews, Rachel has landed a full time position in the Big Apple as an Associate Recruiter with the Computer Futures division of SThree, a global recruiting firm! Congrats!

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Congratulations, Kate and Brette!

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

A celebration is always in order when our students get a job or internship. I am happy to report that Kate Augustus landed a great position working as an elementary school teacher at the Brooklyn Ascend Charter School.

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Also, Brette Baumhover is the new intern at All the Tastes of New York. She is recruiting restaurant participants for a food and wine festival in October that will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. She is also updating social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest) and writing articles about famous restaurants and their treats.

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Great job, ladies!

Internships and Jobs

Over the past 8 weeks the bridges students have been looking for jobs and internships. I am happy to report that 4 of the 10 participants have a summer internship or job!

Nicole Monge is interning at NYcreative interns. It is the “largest meetup for interns and recent grads in the country.” She is assisting the director with social media efforts.

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Lauren Ludlow is interning at Lividini & CoThey focus on marketing and communications programs for fashion, retail, and lifestyle brands. Clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, Urban Outfitters, Coach, Lord & Taylor, Walmart, Jack Wills, Scoop NYC, Georg Jensen and many others. Lauren is assisting in the execution of action plans developed for each client. She will also support the coordinators in executing tactics developed by the manager and also report on day-to-day activities to the Senior Director, Director and Vice President. In addition, she will assist in retail strategy, brand development, client relations, engagement marketing, and administrative efforts.

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Sarah McDowell is interning at a non-profit called Sexual Health Innovations. The organization uses technology to improve sexual health. She is a graphic designer.

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Kari Pervell is working at the Chelsea International Hostel and helping guests from all over the world.

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These are all unique opportunities and I am excited to see all they will learn this summer!

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!