Newhouse graduate PR student is first-ever Taylor Fellow

September 6, 2018
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Thompson

Juwan Thompson ’18, a public relations graduate student at the Newhouse School, is the first-ever recipient of the Taylor Fellowship, awarded by sports and entertainment PR firm Taylor.

The fellowship includes $10,000 in scholarship funding, a paid part-time remote internship during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters and a paid full-time internship in one of Taylor’s offices in Summer 2019. The fellowship is designed to help build and mold modern public relations professionals, and to help diversify the public relations industry.

Thompson earned an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises from the Whitman School of Management and worked for Orange Television Network as a promotions manager. He has interned at American Honda Motor Company, MTV, Viacom Labs, NBC Sports Group, United States Tennis Association and other organizations.

“A media consultant in the 21st century is someone who thinks outside the box, is constantly building those around them, welcomes challenges in order to grow, always has their mind and heart on the bigger picture and knows not only how but why,” he says.   

Thompson began the fellowship last week with a one-week orientation at Taylor’s New York City offices.