#CpowellSchoolLeaders - Student Highlight of The Month


Spring break, graduation, and commencement are the hot topics right now because they’re just a few months away, with spring break being right around the corner- not surprising. It’s not quite the hottest of topics for Colin Powell School EcoBiz student Brandon Aristy, who was one of many applicants to apply for but only one of the few to be selected for the Dow Jones Summer Advertising Sales internship. Through his time at the Colin Powell School over the past 3 years Brandon has shown that with hard work, determination and overall building on connections with faculty and staff, he was able to secure this amazing opportunity.

“The faculty and students in the Colin Powell School helped me grow as an individual. If it were not for the countless advising appointments, tutoring sessions, and priceless conversations I had with my peers, I would not be the person I am today. I have learned, it is not about how much you know, but your ability to connect everything you've learned together. I expect to leverage what I learned in my innovative Internet Marketing course into the Marketing role at Dow Jones with the use of data analytics, consumer psychology, and empathy. Everything that I learned in my Leadership course and Internet Marketing course prepared me for this opportunity. In the end, it comes down to what my adviser in the Colin Powell School told me, "Do not let your major dictate who you are".” 

The Dow Jones Advertising Sales Internship is a 10 week, hands on immersive program that seeks to enhance the professional development, networking skills, and audience development with students. The program is aimed to shape and transpire great sales talent within those that are selected. It completes this task by providing students with experience working with a talented sales team in the media industry on all platforms. Interns are expected to learn  the ins and outs of how to manage the sales process, building long-term client relationships, and gaining an in-depth understanding of Dow Jones, their clients and the industry.

Brandon stated that a lot of what he has learned at the Colin Powell School will allow him to excel in this program and we believe it will as well. He is a clear example that what you learn is important but also, how you are able to utilize what you’ve learned and being able to apply those teachings to real world experiences are just as important. Congratulations on this amazing achievement Brandon.

About Dow Jones

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).


About Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Located in the vibrant New York City neighborhood of Harlem, CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership builds upon an exceptionally strong tradition in the social sciences at City College and offers students a living laboratory in which to study and conduct research in their chosen fields. The Powell School’s hallmark values of service and leadership permeate every aspect of our work and animate City College’s unflagging and historic commitment to access and excellence.

The mission of the Colin Powell School is to transform students, faculty, communities, and the traditional university experience by adopting problem-based approaches to education. By promoting the values of service, engagement, and leadership, we enable our students to energetically address the challenges of the 21st century. By fostering creative and public scholarship, we ensure that our faculty produces and disseminates scholarship that is both relevant and in-touch.