Special thanks to our WIC members who made our first event of the semester in October a big success! Of course, we also extend our gratitude to our fabulous guest speakers who gave us the ins-and-outs of the advertising industry and information about the prestigious Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). Check out their bios below:
CANDACE MAJEDI – BBDO
Candace is a Junior Planner at BBDO, working on the Bank of America account. She has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a Masters in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. With MAIP she interned at BBDO in the planning department for Gillette.
CECIL APOSTOL – MediaVest
Cecil is a Connections Junior Associate at MediaVest, working on the Walmart account. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008 with a double major in English and American Studies. With MAIP he interned at Euro RSCG in Account Planning and worked on Charles Schwab, Chivas Regal, Clearasil, eBay (France), ExxonMobil, Old English, Kraft Ritz Crackers, Merck/Schering-Plough, and Veet.
ABBY CANEDA – Cramer Krasselt
Abby is an Assistant Account Executive at Cramer-Kesselt, working on a variety of accounts including USO, Burlington Coat Factory, Party City, Kentucky Derby, MWV, and Ito En Tea. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2007. With MAIP she interned at Cramer-Krasselt in Public Relations.
HIRO KOTABE – Neo @ RMG
Hiro is an Assistant Search Planner at Neo @ RMG, working on a variety of accounts including HSBC, Marines, De Beers, FEMA, Feeding America, Evercare, and Norfolk Southern. He graduated from Temple University in 2008 with a major in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media. With MAIP he interned at Euro RSCG in Account Management on the ExxonMobil account.
GEIA REYES – Universal McCann
Geia is an Assistant National Broadcast Buyer at Universal McCann for L’Oreal. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2008 with a major in Economics and a minor in psychology. With MAIP she interned at Universal McCann for L’Oreal in the Media Buying department.
STEPHANIE TANGUAY – Grey NYC
Stephanie is an Assistant Account Executive at Grey NYC, working on the Wyeth – Robitussin, Dimetapp and Alavert accounts. She graduated from Colgate University in 2008 with majors in English and Art & Art History. With MAIP she interned at Grey NYC in Account Management.
For those still interested in MAIP, the deadline to submit your application is December 5! Visit http://www.aaaa-maip.org to find out more information.