New York Creative Interns, one of the largest student, graduate and professional groups in New York, co-founded by Hofstra Alumna Emily Miethner, held its monthly mixer in Manhattan last Tuesday, Feb. 28 at The Morris + King Company.
The intimate event was attended by about 50 people and included networking, a short keynote speech by Melissa Andrada, Brand and Digital Strategist at Wolff Olins, and 30 second opportunity announcements. The mixer is part of a series of monthly events designed to bring together interns, recent graduates and professionals for a night of networking and creating opportunities.
One of the Hofstra students in attendance was senior public relations major Briana Mullery.
“My future is definitely on my mind so any opportunity to meet people I want to take advantage of,” said Mullery. “I am graduating in May so right now I’m really putting my feelers out for a job. The NY Creative Interns events are great opportunities for Hofstra students looking for internships or jobs.”
NY Creative Interns was founded in 2010 by Miethner and Reb Carlson. Miethner and Carlson wanted to bridge the gap between interns and companies that are in need of them by hosting events which would bring together the two.
“Our mixers are always a success,” said Miethner. “We bring together a diverse group of creatives in a fun atmosphere and magic happens. These events are amazing because you never know where the relationships you start here will lead. When you’re trying to make it in a creative professional, that’s what matters most, people.”
Danielle Newman, another Hofstra alumna also at the mixer, has attended NY Creative Interns events since the group was founded two years ago, even though she graduated in May 2011.
“I joined NY Creative Interns while I was still in school,” said Newman, a former television/video major. “At the time I was interning full time at The Late Show with David Letterman and looking for smart and interesting people to connect with in the city. I didn’t have a job lined up for after graduation and had hoped NY Creative Interns would help me expand my network and meet people just a few years ahead of me, working in my industry.”
NY Creative Interns will be hosting its first ever conference, “Find and Follow Your Passion,” on Saturday, April 21st. It will consist of a full day of panels, hands on workshops, networking and fun. Attending speakers include Matthew Knell from AOL, Chelsea Stark from Mashable and Mari Sheibley from Foursquare. To find out more visit conf.www.findspark.com