Thursday, August 1, 2013


NY Creative Interns: #OppMixer

As you all know, I usually only write about the bridge between art and fashion. But I really wanted to talk about a great event I attended yesterday and hopefully more people will attend in the future.

On Wednesday, July 31st, NY Creative Interns hosted  its 1st Summer Opportunity Mixer (#OppMixer) at the Center for Social Innovation, in the Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City.  The almost 3-hour event (yes, it was supposed to be 2 hours and 30 minutes) brought together great young creatives and amazing companies together for a night of networking, showcasing resumes, and fabulous portfolios. Some of the companies that were present included startups such as Return on Change, industry giants such as AOL, VIACOM, and Time Inc., and other great companies including Make Meaning (you have to check their site since their stuff is so fun), Code and Theory, Momentum Worldwide, Gawker Media, and Harboring Hearts.  Most of the time, there were line to speak to the majority of the companies.

What made this event different is that it was not the typical job fair. It was a place where you could s tart conversations with recruiters and also meet other great people pursuing their dreams and new opportunities.

In addition, for the past few weeks, NY Creative Interns made a series of 3 videos, giving career tips such as improving your resume, your LinkedIn Profile, and how to use Social Media to land a job (Yes! It is possible and it has happened). You can check the videos here.

For more on NY Creative Interns and more about their upcoming events, please check:

Photo by Saira De La Cruz

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