Every Day I’m Mingling: Networking Success Stories

Networking doesn’t have to be intimidating. You’ll hear stories about the unexpected ways to make connections and how to engage the successful people you admire.

Drew Elovitz FindSpark
Drew Elovitz

Social Media Editor
Teen Vogue
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Drew Elovitz is currently the Social Media Editor for Teen Vogue and TeenVogue.com, xx=\idea. She keeps ahead of trends in the fashion, entertainment, and cultural space by reading (almost) the entire Internet on a daily basis, curating the very best content for readers via Teen Vogue’s numerous social media outlets.

Prior to joining Teen Vogue, Drew worked at a digital media agency and was the online “voice” of several Mattel brands, including Monster High and Barbie. She holds a M.A. in Media and Popular Culture from New York University, and a B.A in American Studies, History, Film Studies, and Gender Studies from Brandeis University in Boston. Nearly everything she knows about living in Manhattan comes from a fail-proof combination of Sex and the City and Seinfeld.

Samantha Kunion
Samantha Kunion
Character Design Assistant
The Moret Group
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Born and raised on Long Island, Samantha always wanted to pursue a creative career.  As a child she took cartooning classes at the JCC combining her love of drawing and the cartoons she enjoyed watching on TV.  She went on to study Fashion Design and Retail Management at Syracuse University.  After graduating in 2008, her first job out of college was at a start up handbag company.  At Danielle Nicole Handbags, she had her hand in concept design, technical design, production, shipping, sales and social media.  After a year and a half she then left design tights and leggings at Capelli New York.  Two and a half years later, she managed to combine the dream she had as a kid to be a cartoonist and a career she actively pursued as an adult- Character Hosiery Design at High Point Design (A Moret Group company).  Samantha currently lives in Midtown Manhattan with her boyfriend and their dog, Ollie.

MAE KARWOWSKI

Mae Karwowski
Founder
Obviously Social
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Mae Karwowski is the owner of Obviously Social. She directs the social media strategy, web, app development and community management for clients in across all industries, including ecommerce and education. Before founding Obviously Social, Mae directed social media for Gilt City, part of Gilt Groupe, and oversaw social execution for clients such as Bravo, JCPenney, Coca Cola, UGG and Alamo Rent-A-Car with the agency 360i. She attended St Paul’s School and then matriculated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors and a B.A. in Philosophy.