by Meliah Macon
SAN MARCOS- Students of Bobcat Promotions will take a trip to New York City for a professional experience by meeting various companies and media professionals.
Charles Kaufman, Bobcat Promotions faculty advisor, spoke in the 8 a.m. writing for mass media class about the first trip for Bobcat Promotions to New York on Jan. 4-9.
The trip is open to juniors and seniors involved with Bobcat Promotions and spots are limited to 20 or less students.
Kaufman said that students will be meeting with Ogilvy Public Relations firm, the vice president of public relations for the New York Mets, and Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
With Bobcat Promotions (and the New York trip) students will be able to gain teamwork skills, accountability, entrepreneurship; as well as come in contact with many facets of public relations, media and communication.
"It's a slice of the real world," Kaufman said.
Kaufman said that by being a part of Bobcat Promotions students can gain experience similar to working with KTSW or The University Star.
When asked if Bobcat Promotions will continue to take trips to New York in the future, Kaufman stressed he would like them to since New York is one of the media capitol of the world.