Contently Creates New Creative Platform Where BICsters Shine

7/31/2020 Unknown 0 Comments

Creatively is a new job platform that helps creatives across all disciplines find work. The website and app gives creatives best-in-class portfolio tools to showcase their work, easy ways to connect with collaborators and brands, and powerful search tools to discover freelance and full-time opportunities.  It launched in early May, making its public debut in The Hollywood Reporter, WWD, Mashable, and more.  

Last month, Creatively spotlighted graduates from the class of 2020 on the Creatively website, app, and @hellocreatively social channels. Of course, they wanted to feature BICsters!! In addition to producing a video to spotlight Professor Gerardo Blumenkrantz's take on creative portfolios, the site highlighted these BICsters from the Class of 2020: Carlos Matias, Carmen Quang, Christina Krofon, Melissa Orr, and Taylor Becker.  Check out BICster work at

Donna Dei-Baning Picked as 2020 i'mPART Women's Fellow

7/30/2020 Unknown 0 Comments

A BIG BIC BRAVA to Donna Dei-Baning BIC ’16 who was just selected to be a part of the 2020 Advertising Club of New York’s i’mPART Fellowship Program. 

Donna is currently an Associate Director of Insights at CARAT and received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and English at Dartmouth College. She joins an elite network of professional women that includes Amber Lynn Jackson BIC ’15 who was one of the Fellowship's inaugural winners in 2016. Carol Burns BIC ’15 was chosen be a Fellow in 2017. 

The AD Club launched i’mPART to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity in business and rally professionals around a shared movement. i’mPART calls to mind “I am part” of a movement to drive change in my industry. The acronym represents the pillars of the initiative – to Promote, Attract, Retain and Train multicultural talent. Over the years, the program has evolved into a career advancement and resource hub, promoting opportunities for New York City’s most exceptional talent, including education and the creation of an ever-evolving talent pipeline.

As part of her yearlong fellowship, Donna will receive all-expense paid trips to exclusive industry conferences, educational workshops, webinars, and master classes, 1:1 executive coaching, neuro-assessments, monthly night school with the prestigious PwC executive training program, executive salon series fostering mentor connections and high-level networking opportunities, 1-year AD Club of NY membership, and access to the industries top leaders. 

BICster Disrupts the Job Hunt in Disruptive Times

7/17/2020 Anonymous 0 Comments

It kept popping up: another LinkedIn post with a familiar flyer, taped to the lobby wall of a different agency, each with a customized appeal. The first sighting was intriguing. But the cumulative impact was powerful. And now, Print Magazine's written a piece on it.

Brava to Diana Arutyunyan, BIC Class of 2020 in the Creative Track. Your job hunting is creative, innovative, tenacious, and strategic -- a lot like you. Read the entire piece here >>

Check out Diana's brilliant portfolio  And hire her -- she'll be snatched up quickly!!

5 Things I Learned in Grad School

7/15/2020 Anonymous 0 Comments

Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's company that helps individuals, companies, and communities improve their well-being and performance, just published BIC alumna Vanessa Caro's (Class of 2020) advice-packed blog for those considering graduate school. Entitled "5 things I learned in graduate school that helped me as an entry-level employee," Vanessa outlines why getting her BIC master's degree was worth the ride -- and how to get the most out of your time in as a grad student.

Favorite quote: "Rejection stings like a wasp -- quick and deadly. What matters is what you do with that rejection and how you use feedback to be better than you were yesterday."

Vanessa -- who received the highest portfolio score in the PR track -- writes with wit, wisdom, and generosity. It's an amazing read. Please check it out here >>