Career Services

New York Connection

New York Connection | Friday, April 1st, 2016

The purpose of the New York Connection is to assist undergraduate students with their career planning by:

  • Gathering information regarding professional life in New York City
  • Exploring interests, values, and skills and connecting them to the workforce
  • Hearing real-life accounts of "life at work"
  • Exposing students to a variety of employers in the communication and arts fields
  • Learning about the career paths and responsibilities of Emerson College alumni
  • Allowing for formal and informal conversations and networking between students and alumni

The following is a list of the employer site hosts. Each track has a different focus, but all majors interested in broadening their industry knowledge are welcome to register with the track of their choice regardless of major. When registering, please register for only ONE track. Registration opens on LionHire March 14th, 2016 at noon on a first come, first served basis. We will email students letting them know ahead of time which employer sites you can choose from.

Track 1:

  • Huffington Post
  • Elite Daily

Track 2: 

  • Peppercomm
  • Paradigm Talent Agency

Track 3: 

  • The Cutting Room
  • NBC- The Today Show

Track 4: 

  • NBC- Nightly News
  • NY1

Buses will leave for New York at 6:30 am and will leave New York by 8:00pm to return to Boston.

Costs for this trip: $50 (NONREFUNDABLE). Payment must be submitted upon registration by credit card.
**Registration is first come, first served so please be aware of the date and time of registration!

Career Services will offer a New York Connection Prep Session before the trip. Students who register through LionHire will be invited to join a prep session.


Registration will open March 14, 2016 at 12pm. Registration is completed through LionHire. Please log onto LionHire prior to the registration date to ensure your login information is correct and you have familiarized yourself with the database. All site visits will be listed on LionHire under separate tracks. To register for the event, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Log onto LionHire with your username and password. Please remember your username is in an email format.
  2. Click on Career Events on the toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Each track will show up as a separate event.
  4. Click on the track you're interested in, and click the Register for Event button.
  5. Fill out the required information and click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Please click the save button only once to ensure your credit card will not be charged multiple times.
  6. You can only register for ONE track.
  7. If spots fill up, please contact to put your name on a waiting list in case anyone drops out.

Please Note: Your registration will not be considered complete unless you pay at the time of registration. Our staff will remove your name from the event RSVP if you have not paid. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLY. The fee is Non-Refundable.

Required Documents

Your registration will not be considered complete until Career Services receives your Risk and Release form, which will get emailed to everyone registered for the event. The online forms are due no later than Tuesday, March 29th.

The Transportation Waiver is completed online as well, and will be emailed to you along with the Risk and Release form link. You may change your transportation option by emailing Catherine Rodriguez at with your name, ID#, the track you registered for, and your updated choice of transportation.

Essentials for the Trip

  • Dress Code
    • It will be a long day, so plan to dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes. However, you will be meeting with professionals and want to make a good impression. Consider your wardrobe carefully. Business casual attire is recommended.
  • Expenses
    • Please bring $25–30 for extra expenses. Breakfast and substantial appetizers for dinner will be provided. However, lunch is not included, so please bring money to purchase lunch. You may be taking public transportation to travel between site visits, so please bring money to cover “in-city” transportation fares. As you may be returning to Boston after the T stops running, please make sure you have enough money for cab fare or have arranged other means of transportation.
  • Job/Internship Prospects
    • This event is designed for career exploration and networking. Alumni and friends have opened their offices and studios to provide an educational experience. Please respect professional boundaries and do not ask for jobs.
    • It might be good to have a few copies of your resume, but there is no expectation that employers will ask for it. Some sites may discuss their organizations’ own internship programs. If the subject comes up, it may be appropriate to share your resume directly. There also may be opportunities to gather feedback to make your resume stronger.
    • Please be tactful in your approach when asking for business cards. The networking reception at the end of the day is designed specifically to share this type of information.


The bus will load along Tremont Street in front of the doors to the Little Building. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to find transportation to New York and back to Boston.

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