Lang Junior Outshines the Rest
Entertainment Marketing Communications International (EMCI). These positions are in addition to her job as a research assistant to Eugene Lang professor Kate Eichorn. She will be helping Eichorn research the affect theory and civil engagement while maintaining the status of a full-time culture and media major with a focus on visual culture and race.
Maurie has the ultimate goal of writing cultural commentary for a distinguished website. She is therefore learning all she can from managing short videos and links on the website for "Live! With Regis and Kelly." She was recommended for this internship by a friend who held it previously, and it was also through such a connection that she landed her EMCI internship.
With all this on her plate, Maurie is still extraordinarily calm and grounded. “I start out each day with a list of all I need to do, and tell myself that it’s not the end of the world if I don’t accomplish it all,” she says. “It’s most important for me to maintain my personal goals and know that my work for free will eventually pay off.”
“I find I’m most calm when I’m busy, so feel it’s essential to take advantage of all the opportunities available in New York City,” Maurie explains. She has tapped her resources and landed an internship in the web department of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" along with another for a music and entertainment marketing company,
Amaya Maurie is as determined as she is savvy and fashionable. While this Lang junior exudes a steady aura of sophistication, she is far from conceited and has a resume to match her pulled-together appeal. It’s always difficult for students to organize the various facets of their lives, but Amaya makes her balancing act of two internships, a job with The New School, and classes seem easy.
She is one of the final eyes to look over press releases for EMCI, garnering even more public-relations expertise, which she hopes will help her target her aims. “I don’t want to be unrealistic with my goals, but want to learn what I can and make my skill base as broad as possible so that I can eventually reach a very specific aim,” she says.
Maurie's blog (thecoolkidlist.blogspot.com) and Twitter account feature "things [she] admire[s] culturally, from design to music to politics. Its all about life and living in a culturally infused world," she explains. “I used to represent New York for metrowize.com, and now just hope to get a more fashion-based internship before senior year. Then I will have covered all the bases so I can stand out in the workforce."