Event Specifically Targets Under-Represented Groups-Minority, Female and GLBT

New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Center of Marketing is co-sponsoring the first Advertising Industry Diversity Job Fair and Leadership Conference on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, from 9am to 5:30pm, at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, NYC.

This event is free for students and job seekers. To register, please visit http://www.scps.nyu.edu/addiversity

The morning session (9am to 12pm), “Leadership Conference,” features the keynote speaker McGhee Williams, Co-CEO, Burrell Communications. Other high-profile speakers and recognized thought leaders include Ron Campbell, President, Campbell-Communications, Inc., Larry Harris, EVP, Director of Integrated Marketing, Draft New York, David Peréz, CEO, Latin Force, Moshe Simpson, Director, Client Services, Brown Partners Multicultural Marketing, and Lisa Skrilloff, President, Multicultural Marketing Resources, among others. The speakers will be discussing the topic of diversity as well as educating job seekers on what it is like to pursue a career in advertising.

The afternoon session (2pm to 5:30pm) “Job Fair” will connect face-to-face, qualified job candidates who are interested in advertising careers with exhibiting industry employers. Some of the companies represented are: Grey Interactive; Ogilvy; Young & Rubicam; the Business Development Institute; Saatchi & Saatchi; Omnicom; DDB Worldwide; BBDO Worldwide; Multicultural Marketing Resources; and Arnold Worldwide, among others.

Reporters wishing to attend, please call Christopher James, 212.998.6876 or email christopher.james@nyu.edu.

The event is co-sponsored by the Business Development Institute (www.bdionline.com), the leading provider of event-based business development programs to the professional services, technology, publishing and media industries and Adrants (www.adrants.com), providers of marketing and advertising news with attitude in the form of a website and daily email newsletter. Written by former industry practitioners, it provides insightful, informed, experiential, no holds barred commentary on the state of the advertising and media industries.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 40,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online undergraduate program.

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