Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Advertising & Higher Education

6:00 p.m.

Connect with a diverse panel of industry experts and New School faculty and admission staff to learn about the pros and cons for advertising professionals pursuing graduate education.

Featured panelists include:

  • Vann Graves, vice president, global executive, and creative director at McCann Erickson
  • Gautam Ramdurai, strategist at Google Labs
  • Paul Hardart, associate professor and director of The New School’s graduate Certificate in Media Management program.
  • Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor at The New School for Public Engagement.

Guests are encouraged to participate in the discussion, which will address questions such as “Is it worth it for me to pursue a graduate degree?”, “What are my career options after graduation?”, and “How can I afford tuition?” Following the panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a breakout session with the panelists and ask more questions in a casual networking setting.

Since 1973, the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 2,000 African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Native-American, multiracial and multiethnic aspiring advertising professionals. Upon completion of the program, interns become members of the MAIP Alumni Association, a close-knit family of MAIP graduates that fosters the development of future MAIP interns as well as the professional development of the program’s alumni.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program Alumni Association and The New School.


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by registering at: