Archive for October, 2011
A little more than a year ago, I wrote about my daily commute and how confusing the subways are when one comes from the tiniest state in the country. And, we can probably chalk a good chunk of that confusion up to my horrible sense of direction.
Despite all of that, I have consistently been to work and other events on time and been able to navigate my way through the subway system. I do have to admit that the subways are very clearly marked, so clear that even directionally challenged people like myself can get from point A to point B without even asking a police officer for directions (I may or may not have done that once).
My advice last year was to carry a subway map at all times, and while I still encourage this, I have also discovered that Google Maps is quite possibly one of the best resources I can recommend to others like myself. It acts as my own personal GPS and has gotten me out of many a jam (jam = me being lost in NYC).
So for any of you PR pros still navigating the streets of NYC with a bit of confusion, or anyone trying to make his or her way here and are nervous, fear not, Google Maps has got your back.
Any other tips for the directionally impaired?
It’s that time of the year again- we’re beginning the process of reviewing resumes for the next intern session.
Typically lasting three to four months, the spring internship session begins in January and runs through April. The deadline to apply is November 30th.
If you’re based near San Francisco, our office on the West Coast is actively looking for an intern to begin at the start of November, so be sure to get a head start on that cover letter and send your information in as soon as possible!
The internship runs full-time (Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm) and it is a paid position. The program is very hands on and interns learn about every aspect of the industry. In addition to regular account duties, interns also attend several workshops on skills such as pitching and writing, social media monitoring, crisis management, and prioritization.
If you are interested in applying for an internship at Peppercom’s New York or San Francisco office, please send your resume with a cover letter to Kristin Davie at interncommittee(at)peppercom(dot)com.