The New York Connection is an annual event hosted by the Career Development Center that offers the opportunity for up to 60 students to take a day trip networking with some of the Big Apple’s biggest employers.

This year’s trip is taking place on October 25th with a brand new batch of employers to connect with, including names like Spotify, the United Talent Agency, and Penguin Random House! Registration for the day costs $75, including transportation as well as attendance at our Alumni Reception at the end of the trip. Click the link below to sign up or continue reading for more details:

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The New York Connection trip offers a great opportunity to join Emerson alumni and friends in New York City for a full day of exploring and networking. Industry professionals offer knowledge and networking opportunities that can help jumpstart your career.

The Career Development Center takes up to 60 undergrad students to New York for the day to visit different employer sites and explore what it’s like to work in New York City. You have the opportunity to network with employers/alumni, ask questions about their experience, and tour the companies. At the end of the day, there is a small reception with a group of Emerson alumni to give you the chance to interact in a more casual setting during short breakout sessions.

Because of limited space, this trip is first-come, first-served. Registration opens on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 12pm, and the registration fee will be $75. This fee includes: roundtrip transportation on a private charter bus that departs from Emerson College and a light dinner during the reception.

A Prep Workshop will be held in advance of 10/25 on Monday, October 21 from 3pm to 4pm in the Career Development Center (216 Tremont Street, 6th Floor). RSVP here.

There are 4 tracks which include 2 employer sites in each. You can only choose 1 track when registering, and you must stick with that track during the trip. Below are your options and schedule….

Track 1: Penguin Random House & Hachette Book Group

(Publishing Track)

Penguin Random House:

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. Their community includes nearly 250 publishing brands with imprints focused at young and skilled readers alike. Penguin has been a popular location for Emersonian’s seeking careers in publishing. They’ve hired a number of alumni in the past several years.

Hachette Book Group USA:

Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York City. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Perseus Book Group, Hachette Books, and more. In addition to selling and distributing its own imprints, HBG provides a wide range of custom services to third party publishers, such as distribution, fulfillment, and digital/sales services. HBG has been another popular spot for publishing-focused alumni based in both Boston and NYC.

Track 2: iProspect & FCB New York

(Digital Marketing Track)


iProspect is a global, award-winning marketing agency that drives digital performance for many of the world’s largest brands. iProspect delivers personal, adaptive and valuable digital experiences utilizing proprietary solutions including: paid and natural search, content generation, data & insights, social media management, structured data and feeds, performance display, conversion optimization, and affiliates. Partnering with clients such as General Motors, Adidas, Neiman Marcus, Container Store, Hilton Worldwide, top fashion luxury brands, and countless other verticals, iProspect has been named the “Best Agency for Performance Marketing” by iMedia for three years running.

FCB New York:

FCB is a two-year-old startup with a 144-year-old history. That’s not a contradiction—that’s a proof point speaking volumes to the company’s philosophy that creativity is never finished. FCB invites everyone to the table as equals to help deliver compelling stories for a variety of consumer brands.

Track 3: Spotify & Warner Music Group

(Music Management Track)


Spotify has been the public’s gateway to musical faves and discoveries for the past several years. Their company has worked hard to perfect a system that allows for the right music during the right moment, leveraging user data, in-depth analytics, and influencer culture. Learn more about the inner workings of your favorite music app by connecting with Emerson alumni working with Spotify now.

Warner Music Group:

Visit one of the “big three” recording companies in the global music industry with our stop at Warner Music Group (WMG). WMG is known for running some of the largest and most successful labels in the world, including Elektra Records, Warner Records, Parlophone, and Atlantic Records. From international labels to their recent partnership with Sesame Workshop, WMG has plenty of opportunities for students looking to learn more about the business of entertainment.

Track 4: United Talent Agency & CNN

(News and Media Talent Track)

United Talent Agency:

The United Talent Agency (UTA) is one of the leading talent agencies representing artists and other professionals in the entertainment industry. With clients like Mark Ruffalo, Bill Nye, Kristen Wiig, and musical artists like Muse and Paramore, there’s plenty to explore in terms of opportunity within the agency. Many interns start their career as an assistant or administrator, assisting with mail delivery and clerical tasks around the office. Stop by UTA to learn more about talent representation and the many career paths a talent agency may lead to.

CNN/Turner Broadcasting:

Connect with CNN, one of the most prominent voices in American journalism, and their parent company, Turner Broadcasting (soon to be WarnerMedia). Turner is responsible for stations such as TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network. This stop will be primarily focused on CNN’s NYC opportunities but questions about the network’s other opportunities are more than welcome.

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