Mitch Rubenstein

Mitch Rubenstein

Communications Manager


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I got into the Journalism program at my college.
Figured out that I didn't want to be a journalist.
Started looking into PR and took a PR class.
Started trying to get communications/PR internships.
Took a job in PR measurement because I couldn't get one in PR/communications.
Finally got a PR job at a law firm, even though I never thought about working at a law firm before.
Took a new job in communications at a finance focused company.
Learned a ton about finance and then landed at Capital One!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Harrison High School
Bachelor
Journalism
George Washington University
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
George Washington University
Graduate
Organizational Leadership
New York University
Graduate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
New York University

Career

Communications Manager

I work with a business to communicate its expertise and successes to potential clients via media.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Writing
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

They would see me managing all of the different projects and tasks that I am working on that day. Usually that will include promoting a new hire, a closed financing deal, and a major thought leadership initiative that will help our potential clients see us in a more positive way.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to be able to communicate effectively with people inside your organization. Especially in big companies, you have to rely on the cooperation of others to accomplish your goals, therefore you need to be able to communicate with them well.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

This really depends on what industry you want to be in, but if you want to have a communications role for a large business, a college degree is requisite. It doesn't really matter what school you go to or even what your major is necessarily, but to get your foot in the door you need a degree. If you want to go into the entertainment/fashion communications world, a college degree might not be necessary.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
undergrad
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
graduate
Graduate
Organizational Leadership
graduate
Graduate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"There's a lot of competition for jobs, everyone wants someone who already has experience in the field."