Summertime in the City

Elon in New York City students with Central Park in the background

The Elon in New York City summer program is off to a rousing start.

On Mondays, students in “The Streets of New York” class will examine America’s greatest city, from Wall Street (business) to Madison Avenue (advertising) to Broadway (theatre). Each student also selects a particular street for intensive study, and students have gone to the New York Public Library to begin their projects.

On Tuesdays through Fridays, students are interning at professional sites such as “60 Minutes,” Fox Sports en Espanol, Food Network, Fremantle Media, Alvin Ailey Theatre, Peppercorn Strategic Communications, Green Pine Films and Ariel Publicity.

I visited the program site yesterday. The School of Communications arranged for summer housing in a residential building operated by The New School, in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. Perfect location. Small and functional rooms. Great views (a number of students can look out the window and see the Empire State Building reaching toward the sky).

Students in the Elon in NY program also have been paired with recent Elon alumni who already have established themselves as successful professionals in New York. This mentoring relationship involves alums currently working at such places as ABC, CBS, Pfizer, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, About.com, NewsMax Media and Sony Music Entertainment.

Ah, to be young and spending 10 weeks in New York City! You can keep up through the class blog here.

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