The New York Connection offers a fantastic opportunity for undergrad students to join Emerson alumni and employers for a day of visiting different employer sites and exploring what it’s like to work in the Big Apple. Depending on your interests, there are 4 tracks including 2 employer sites in each. 

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publisher in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other areas around the world. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Penguin Random House publishes 70,000 digital and 15,000 print titles annually, with more than 100,000 eBooks available worldwide. 

While working with 250 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints, Penguin Random House strives to foster a universal passion for reading. Committed to expanding our role as a cultural institution, publish books and make investments in new ideas, creativity, and diverse voices. Also, they work to promote literacy and a larger reading culture, support freedom of expression, and reflect their belief in the power of books to connect and change lives. 

As a company, Penguin Random House has been a popular location for Emersonians seeking careers in the publishing field. In the past few years alone, they’ve hired a number of alumni.

Hachette Book Group

The Hachette Book Group is the is a leading trade publisher based in New York City. 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. The HBG looks to be the #1 destination for authors, agents, customers, client publishers, and employees. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1,400+ adult books, 300 books for young readers, and 700 audiobook titles. In 2018, HBG had 150 books on the New York Times best sellers list, with 31 becoming number one best sellers. 

Along the same lines as Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group aims to be a respected publisher that values diversity, nurtures talent, rewards success, and honors its responsibilities. They also look to be a publishing institution that anticipate change, foster creativity, and encourage risk-taking and innovation. HBG has been another popular spot for publishing-focused alumni based in both Boston and NYC.

There are still tickets open for Track 2 on the NYC Connection: