There’s no place like New York City to prepare yourself for a career in communications. Experience what it’s like to learn, work and live in one of the most important media and communications hubs in the world with CJCxNYC.  


Live in a big city, meet new people, explore vibrant cultures and see firsthand what makes NYC unique. And you don’t have to do it alone. A community of peers, alumni and professionals are here to help you navigate new experiences in NYC and beyond.

Whether you choose a week-long experience or our summer program, get ready to immerse yourself in work and life as a New Yorker. 


Spend 10 weeks immersed in the media and communications industry in New York City this fall with CJCxNYC. Gain valuable professional experience as you complete real-world work and projects in a dynamic environment. Industry leaders and mentors will share their perspectives, feedback and support throughout the course.

Credits: 3 credit elective course (PUR3942: CJCxNYC Immersive Fall)

Dates: The course meets during the 2023 fall semester. Students will be in New York City from Sept. 11 – Nov. 17, 2023. Students should plan to arrive the weekend prior to the start of the program.


  • CJC junior or seniors standing (minimum of 60 credits complete)
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • In good standing with the University; no honor code or conduct violations
  • Departmental approval upon acceptance
  • Prerequisite: One of the following with a C or better: PUR3000, ADV3008, RTV2100 or JOU3101.

Ideal applicants would be eligible to complete an internship in their respective majors.

How to Apply


During this week-long experience in May, students will collaborate with peers and industry professionals on real-world projects and network with CJC alumni in New York City. These are 1-credit courses.

  • One Week in NYC. This program includes a hands-on team pitching competition, visits to public relations and advertising organizations and cultural activities. This starts remotely May 15 and continues May 21-26 in NYC during Summer A.
  • One Week in NYC – Sports@CJC Edition. This program includes creating multimedia content with sports communicators in NYC, visits to sports-focused organizations, games and other activities. This starts remotely July 10 and continues July 16-21 in NYC during Summer B. An optional add-on trip to ESPN in Connecticut is being explored for July 22-23.  

Approximately 20 students will be selected for each One Week in NYC experience. 

Participating Companies
SourceCodePeppercommLippe TaylorGladstone Place Partners
Quirk Creativeterri sandyUnited CollectiveBBDO
How to Apply

Immersive Fall 2023 applications open Feb. 28, 2023!

  1. Download the CJCxNYC Student Guide — Immersive Fall for program and application details, estimated costs, eligibility criteria and career and scholarship resources.
  2. Register for our Zoom information session on February 28.
  3. Meet with your academic adviser to confirm eligibility and complete this adviser form. You will need to submit this with your online application.
  4. Work on all your materials, including a cover letter and résumé.
  5. Submit your application by April 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Today


Contact Natalie Asorey, our faculty member in-residence in New York City and CJCxNYC program lead.

Janelle Houston, Advertising 2023
at Terri & Sandy office in New York City

“Before this summer, I was unsure about the type of work I wanted to pursue in advertising and did not have a good understanding of how an advertising agency operates. But because of my internship at Terri & Sandy, I now know what I want to do after graduation. This would not have been possible without CJCxNYC. I am truly grateful to have been a part of the program and recommend that all J-school students apply.”

Tammy Nguyen, Public Relations 2023
Tammy, left, with her teammates and mentor at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in New York City.

“Before participating in CJCxNYC’s One Week experience, I preferred to tread lightly and never trusted my ideas enough to present them with confidence. The strong connections I’ve built with my team and the meaningful feedback I’ve earned from our mentors made me feel like a worthy asset and helped me build self-confidence.”