The M.S. in Publishing program is happy to announce that we will continue to offer the Mentoring Workshop for students who are graduating or have recently graduated.

This is a valuable resource for students who will be looking for a job in the industry.

From the Classroom to Corporate America will be presented by Professor Bette Rockmore, who spent 35 years in publishing. In her career Professor Rockmore has interviewed thousands of candidates, made hundreds of hires, and has witnessed what makes a successful hire. She understands the elements for success, from the interview process, to the first job, to a successful career.

One day a week over a four-week period, Professor Rockmore will advise and counsel students on the following.

  • Session 1:            The cover letter and resume; the differentiation and the importance of each.
  • Session 2:            Tips for getting interviews and the research you need to do.
  • Session 3:            What you need to do in the interview and the importance of making a favorable impression.
  • Session 4:            Mock Interview

Students will learn how to adeptly transition from a student mindset to that of an employee.

During these interactive sessions, students will learn how to improve their job-seeking skills with essential tactics that can help them build their network and get an interview. Students will also gain knowledge of what a company looks for in candidates, how to leverage graduate school experiences to make a favorable impression with potential employers, and how to have a successful interview.

Interested students must sign up for one of the two Mentoring workshops and send their resume and a sample cover letter by February 1st.  Workshop size is limited as we will provide individual discussions based on particular needs.


Mentoring Workshop 1                  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mondays: February 18, February 25, March 4, and March 11


Mentoring Workshop 2                                 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mondays: March 25, April 1, April 8, and April 15


Please RSVP to the by February 1st and be sure to include which Mentoring session (1 or 2) you plan to attend. Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.