BIC Alum Saves Internships

5/12/2020 Unknown 0 Comments

Just a few weeks shy of a year since obtaining her MPS from BIC, Rebecca Rivera BIC '19 is doing what she can as an Advertising Professor to "Save the Internships". Partnering with Mona Gonzalez Managing Director at Pereira & O'Dell, Rebecca has created an opportunity for CUNY professors to nominate students within the advertising and communications field to secure a summer internship amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to hosting the nominated student profiles on the "Save the Internships" website, they are calling on NY agencies to consider hosting 1 to 2 paid internships this summer.

Understanding the financial security and industry experience students need to support their families and propel careers, Rebecca quickly stepped up to the plate. It's not surprising to BIC, as a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience, she chose BIC to help her achieve her "passion for knowledge sharing." In Rebecca's letter of intent from her application she states,

"I’ve been teaching and learning as I teach one person at a time. With your help, I can learn from your fantastic faculty what I need to know to exponentially increase my impact, so that I might teach others how to become ethical, effective marketers." 

It's clear this BICster turn Ad Prof has substantially increased her impact on the industry's future movers and shakers. The joint initiative was just picked up this week by Adweek, you can read more about it here. BRAVA Rebecca!

You can read more about Rebecca's journey to professorship here.