Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Internship Opportunity: Source Communications

Source Communications is looking for an intern to join its team immediately and carry through the Spring semester, if possible.  Candidates should be outgoing, enthusiastic and creative; must possess excellent written and verbal skills and a strong interest in public relations.

Responsibilities include:
- Actively work to develop a broad understanding of the PR business by performing a range of assignments
- Actively contribute in team meetings, as well as in brainstorming, developing and researching client programs
- Monitor media coverage, social media etc.
- Conduct research for new business proposals/meetings, client initiatives, etc.
- Assist with drafting media alerts, pitch letters, bios, key messaging etc
- Develop media lists accurately through research and Cision
- Provide onsite assistance at events if needed
- Stay aware of current events and assist in daily media scans for client media opportunities

Must be available at least two full days a week.  Candidates majoring in communications, journalism or marketing preferred. Knowledge of Cision a plus. 

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 48685.

Student Spotlight: Brandon Dempster

By Brandon Dempster, GSB ‘17

Seeking Alpha is a community-driven investment research website that truly enhances a business student’s understanding of the markets, investment analysis skills, and intangible skills like persuasion and debate in order to effectively communicate pitches on various securities.

My work so far has been limited to just discussing some mid-cap equities, but I can honestly say I have learned so much. This is an excellent outside the classroom resource and I firmly believe that moving forward, the skills I just listed will improve exponentially. Can I now tell you the implications of currency hedges for McDonald’s? Yes. Can I now argue why Take-Two Interactive will post greater FY 2016 earnings than their primary comparable universe, comprised of Electronic Arts and Activision-Blizzard? Yes.

Seeking Alpha really extends on the fundamental knowledge you build in the classroom and helps you apply it to real-world scenarios –scenarios that all business students are going to face at some point. Being a contributing writer on the site is not easy, and the community will let you know when your insight isn’t probable or well thought-out; however, that’s the beauty of this site – the feedback you receive from the community allows you to broaden your focus and understand different catalysts that might affect your security under consideration.

I am enjoying every second of it and really encourage my fellow Fordham Gabelli School of Business students to become contributing writers. You can contact me directly with any questions you may have at