the business of
media brand licensing

On Monday, October 28, from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm at The New School, licensing and branding pros share how they drive sales by connecting with hit TV shows, best-selling video games and iconic magazine brands to everything from t-shirts to toys and beyond.

From negotiating costs and securing the rights to licensing contracts and expanding brand equity, opportunities abound to work in this growing field. The program will be followed by a networking reception sponsored by Parsons Executive Education. Refreshments will be served! Learn more and RSVP.


The 2nd Annual Diversity + Media Career Summit will convene Friday, November 22, at The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice. Featuring wisdom and guidance from trailblazers across the industry—including journalist Soledad O’Brien and Discovery’s Howard Lee—the summit will inspire students and help to prepare them as they embark on their own media careers. Learn more.

Rita Ferro to be honored at annual gala luncheon

Rita Ferro, President of Disney Advertising Sales, will be honored by the Center for Communication at our annual luncheon gala on Oct. 23. Every year the Center presents its Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communication, named for former CBS president, and Center for Communication founder, Dr. Frank Stanton. Learn more

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women + media career summit

Our 3rd Annual Women + Media Career Summit was empowering, motivating, and inspiring for all who attended. This year's theme was, Take Charge of Your Future, and it was evident throughout the day. See more highlights

A targeted approach

Matthew Duckor, Executive Producer, Condé Nast Entertainment, says not to spring your résumé on everyone in your field of interest, but to really target your specific passion and where your interests lie so that you have an actual opinion.

transferable skills

Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change, says that it’s important to recognize that many of your skills are transferable, particularly in the areas of critical thinking and problem-solving. It’s important to know how to articulate about the classes you’ve taken, regardless of your major, and how these skills will make you successful in the job.

what is THE center for communication?

The Center for Communication is a community of the next generation of media professionals. We connect university students with leading media professionals to learn about the latest in the ever-evolving media industry. Learn more