NYC presents a vast landscape of opportunity, and the diverse array of industries to choose from seems unlimited. That said, does anyone know of any local Marketing specific networking events or professional groups where I could meet with people in the industry?
Maybe it's too big of an ask, but does anyone know of any NYC-based marketing firms or teams that would allow me to sit-in and observe daily operations or collaborations sessions as a different approach to performing informational interviews?
Thank you for your insightful response, Lubov. I have a portfolio that I am working on publishing online as part of my website, and a healthy portion of my digital and writing work is posted on my Instagram account.
As for sharing a lot of the work that I have done over the years, most is shrouded behind NDA's and classification authorities. This has been one of the more significant challenges in sharing my professional accomplishments. That said, I do have the ability to describe many aspects of them, and to depict the planning and creative processes.
Thankfully, I have a great mentor as part of my connection through ACP, but will take a look at Shapr and tipclub. Thanks for the suggestions.
By any chance, do you have a digital portfolio of your work?
Meetup is always full of local events. People start new groups all the time as well so if you don't find something right away, you can always subscribe for alerts. Alternatively, you can start your own meetup as well.
As far as sitting in, I don't think it will be doable just based on how obsessed everyone these days is with contrasts. You have to sign multiple papers such as an NDA and a non compete just to start working so I don't see a company willing be open for an observation. You can try looking for a mentor instead. Reach out to someone in the industry suggesting to meet for a coffee to learn more about what they do via an app such as Shapr for example.
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