Each year, 110 students enter the Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan with a shared love of magazines, books, and digital media as part of the renowned NYU Summer Publishing Institute (SPI). They come from all over the United States–and, in fact, all over the globe–to study publishing at New York University in the heart of New York City, the media capital of the world. After an intense six weeks, having gained a great deal of knowledge, industry contacts, and job search tips, they pursue their dream job in publishing by meeting with top media representatives at the annual NYU Center for Publishing career fair. And this year is particularly exciting, as it marks the 35th anniversary of SPI.
So, what’s the best strategy to make all these great publishing lessons and connections work for the members of the class of 2013? We caught up with a few of the alumni from SPI 2012 nine months after they left the classroom and asked them to give advice to the Class of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »