Shadow Day Week 2013 Open to TORCH Alumni!

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Shadow Day Week 2013 is back and it’s open to all TORCH alumni! All shadow days will be scheduled between March 23rd and March 28th.

If you are a TORCH alum that is available and interested in having a shadow day please fill out this form (Click Here to Get Form) -> ShadowDayPreferences13 and e-mail it to Francis at by Monday, February 11th, 2013.



3 Tips to Getting the Most Out of a Conference

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Conferences are a great way to network and meet experts in your specific fields of interest. However, it is overwhelming and impossible to attend all the conferences scheduled throughout the year, and interact with everyone that attends them.

Below is a quick video from that brings up 3 of the best tips on getting the most out of a conference.

JWT NY Looking for 2013 Summer Interns – 10 Week Paid Program! Deadline 4/15/13

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ImageInternship Description:

JWT’s distinctive ten-week paid summer internship program allows interns to work within departments across the agency.  During their internship, interns will be able to experience real-life projects as well as experience life in an advertising agency.

Requirements and Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  1. Must be enrolled in an accredited university as a rising Senior
  2. Must be resourceful, innovative and focused
  3. Must be willing to embrace challenges with imagination and flair
  4. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  5. A passion to make and discover new things
  6. Proven effective communication skills
  7. Solid relationship building and partnering skills
  8. Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  9. Organization and follow-up skills
  10. Knowledge of social media a plus

Creative Interns:

  1. Must provide a portfolio or samples of work
  2. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is required

Application deadline is April 15, 2013.

To apply visit

For More Information visit

ZenithOptimedia 2013 Paid Media Training Program

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ZenithOptimedia is currently taking applicants for their Media Training Program which is set to start on March 18th, 2013. The program offers hands on training and exposure to Media Planning and Media Buying. At the end of the training program qualified candidates are offered full time positions.

Qualifications for the Program:

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree (all majors welcome)
  2. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Must be Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  4. Positive attitude and sense of humor are a definite plus!

For more information on ZenithOptimedia see the flyer below or visit their website at

Interested TORCH alum should let us know if they want to apply and send their resume to


Always On-board to Give Back: TORCH Alum Steve Bryan Receives 2012 L.I.G.H.T. Award

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MARC SIDEN, TORCH Board Member & Co-Founder & CEO of Onboard Informatics,
STEVE BRYAN, TORCH Alum & Associate Developer at Onboard Informatics

TORCH alum, Steve Bryan has been part of the TORCH family for twelve years. During high school, in college, and now as a young professional, he has always been on-board for selflessly giving back and constantly staying connected.

During his senior year at Washington Irving High School (now known as Gramercy Arts H.S.) Steve received a scholarship for college from the Prescott Fund for Children & Youth. They were so amazed with Steve’s high achievements as a student at City College studying Political Science and Electrical Engineering, that they decided to extended the scholarship and offer it to more TORCH students throughout the years. Later on, after being introduced to TORCH board member Marc Siden, Steve landed an internship at Marc’s company, Onboard Informatics. Ten years later, Steve is now an Associate Developer there. From mentoring current TORCH students to simply helping us pack things up and lift boxes after TORCH events, he always finds a way to be a LIGHT and give back to TORCH.

On Thursday, November 15th Steve was honored at our 2012 TORCH Benefit and L.I.G.H.T. Awards alongside Regina Ebel, Executive Vice President at BBDO New York, and Keni Thacker, Senior Event Technology Specialist and Executive Producer of Differenter at JWT. To read more about the 2012 TORCH L.I.G.H.T. Awards honorees visit

Check out the Video Highlight Reel from the 2012 TORCH Benefit and L.I.G.H.T. Awards below!

Student in the day, DJ Master at Night!

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TORCH alum Kerim Joseph is currently in his final semester at South Carolina State University studying Mass Communications.

Even though he’s spent most of his college years working towards his B.A. in Communications he’s never let go of his first love, music.

Kerim is a member of his school’s Marching Band and has been the TORCH Music Fest DJ for the past 2 years. This past summer he interned at TORCH partnering companies, Crew Cuts & NSG/SWAT.

Visit his website at

See his latest DJ mixes below!

TORCH Alumni Reunion at JWT

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On Wednesday, August 1st TORCH alumni gathered at JWT for a casual evening of networking, reminiscing and playing games.

TORCH alumni from the first TORCH graduating class to this years recent grads were present. Representatives from JWT spoke to TORCH alumni about the many opportunities they offer professionally and philanthropically.

After, everyone chatted the rest of the night away over pizza, scrumptious Ruby Cakes cupcakes (made by TORCH alum Nordia Eldemire-Wright), games of Foosball, Pool, Jenga and Wii.

See below for photos!

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