Melissa Julien wins national advertising fellowship

Melissa Julien

Melissa Julien is the latest member of The City College of New York’s Branding + Integrated Communications program selected for the 4A’s elite Multicultural Advertising Internship Program. As a MAIP Fellow, she will intern this summer at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency.

A Brooklyn resident, Julien is the third BIC student to receive the competitive national honor since 2013.

“Working in advertising and communications is my dream, and I’m so excited to start this journey and learn more about the industry,” said Julien, who is on a Public Relations track. “My career goal is to create my own integrated communications firm, so I’m so grateful to gain real-world experience through MAIP.”

MAIP is a prestigious fellowship sponsored by the 4A’s – American Association of Advertising Agencies. The 22-week talent development impacts the lives of more than 120 young leaders annually by providing a platform to launch their careers. By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace.

Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the workforce diversity of our industry.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.