Affect Talks Internship and Entrepreneurship to PRSSA FIT

One of the most rewarding experiences for any professional is to mentor and help prospective candidates find his or her calling in the real world. In mid-November, Affect visited the PRSSA chapter of the Fashion Institute of Technology to do just that. In this interactive session, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, spoke to a group… Continue reading

New York Intern Project: Play to Win

Lately, one of my biggest pleasures every morning has been to log into The New York Intern Projectto read the latest entries – so far I’ve seen some really fantastic and creative entries and I’m really impressed with the way the contest entrants have used social media to promote themselves and collect votes.  You guys are… Continue reading

Cupcakes, Wigs, and Action: My Summer at Affect

Three months ago, I stepped onto the 6th floor of 989 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. It was my first day of my internship. There were names to memorize, a company culture to learn, and a whole lot of public relations knowledge to soak up. It was a busy summer for sure, and… Continue reading

Real Estate Brokers and PR Professionals… Not So Different After All

Looking for an apartment in New York City is no easy task. With my intern housing ending in mid-August, I had to look for a place to live. In college I could get away with attending a Renter’s Fair at school to find a rental property. Now in a big city with a lot more… Continue reading

Employment was in the Stars

For my birthday in April, my mom contacted her astrologer and had her read my solar return. I’m not normally into horoscopes and star charts, but I figured if nothing else it would be entertaining. During the reading, she made one prediction that stood out to me in particular. I was going to get an… Continue reading

Eight Interns Give Four Rules for Companies on Twitter

This summer I’m living at Educational Housing Services, which means I’m living in a building with other summer interns who work in various industries. Among my group of friends there are people who work for financial planners, fashion designers, hospitals, publishing companies and restaurants. Recently we had a family style meal in our communal kitchen… Continue reading

New York Intern Project LinkedIn Group Page is Live!

When we launched the New York Intern Project back in February, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. We knew we had a great strategy, plus a great platform and partner with Strutta, an interactive promotions company offering an intuitive contest builder that enables businesses to manage fully branded online contests. But it was impossible… Continue reading

Big Team, Little Me – My Internship With a Group

“Big TEAM, little me.” The baseball team at my high school always chanted this mantra to remind themselves that the accomplishments of the whole group were more important than any one person’s individual achievements. It’s catchy, right? Who knew that it could be applied outside of the sports world? At Affect, people are assigned to… Continue reading

No Such Thing as a “Syllabus Week” in a PR Internship

New York Intern Project winner Pat Gotham has started at Affect! He’ll be detailing his summer in the city right here. First up, Pat explains how internships don’t quite follow a syllabus. The first week of classes in college is typically known as “Syllabus Week.” Professors hand out the most important document for the class… Continue reading

The New York Intern Project is LIVE!

Today, we’ve got some exciting news for college students out there looking for a fantastic summer internship in New York City. Affect Strategies and Strutta, have launched The New York Intern Project, a contest to find our next summer intern! Working with Strutta, an interactive promotions company offering an intuitive contest builder that enables businesses… Continue reading