Advertising & Marketing
Hande Erkan Communications
A Keeper of Small Infinite Happinesses
This is Hande.
I’m from Istanbul, Turkey. I have been living in New York City for the past thirteen years.
I have integrated both cultures and languages into who I am today. A young woman who is diligently doing her best with perseverance by utilizing her global mindset, curiosity, innovative outlook and enterprises spirit to have a career that can allow her to be helpful in this world or at least in her community.
I've graduated from Zicklin School of Business with Marketing Management BBA degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications at Baruch College with a Minor in Journalism.
Communication to me is how we all as individuals stimulate the wheels of thoughts and new ideas to allow relationships to evolve and businesses to maintain long-lasting and ever-present connection with their audience.
Being a woman in communications means that we can come together and take a strategic action to lead with an empathic and collaborative mindset to solve issues by listening for customer’s valuable attributes and business challenges.
We all want a chance to be believed, respected, and loved to have a purpose and meaning in our lives. With all of my professional experiences, I became the Hande who is enthusiastic to learn, grow and evolve every single day as a young woman in communications and media by being fearless to challenge myself in the advertising and marketing industry.
I think that I rock at bringing people together, creating events while also capturing those beautiful moments to remember for the rest of our lives. I have been told many times from my surroundings that I am "a keeper of infinite small happinesses." I’m also proud that I’m a loving daughter, sister, friend, team-player and a dog mother to my Malshi, Effy.
Thank you for learning about me, what I do and what I hope to do. Let's all of us start to make each other feel empowered with our unique stories to follow our dreams and goals in the communications and media field. Please do not hesitate to connect with me and tell me your incredible journey.
WHERE I’VE WORKED
June 2021 - September 2021
Strategic Planning Intern
TBWA Group Istanbul Advertising Agency
WHAT I’VE LEARNED
Baruch College – NYC, BBA; Class of 2023
Bachelor of Business Administration; Marketing Management
Concentration: Advertising and Marketing Communications
GPA: 3.67/4.0 (Honors)
September 2020 - December 2020
Research Intern - Investigations Unit
NBC NEWS & MSNBC
Bloomberg Client Services - Job Simulation,
Certificate Program, 2023
Google Ads Skillshop Certifications:
Google Ads Measurement, Google Ads Video, Google Ads Creative, Google Ads Search, Google Ads Display
July 2015 - March 2019
Journalism Intern - Writer
Skills & Languages
WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE
WHAT I CONTRIBUTE
NYU Tisch – NYC, Certificate Program; 2021-23
Film & TV Industry Essentials
TBWA Advertising Agency - Certification, 2021
Universal McCann x Vox Media - Certification, 2021-22
WHERE I SHARE MY IDEAS
WomenHeard Podcast - NYWICI
News & Opinions Writer
The Ticker - Baruch College Student Newspaper
WHERE I SHINE
WBMB Radio Member: Created Fundraising Event with Baruch UNICEF for the 2023 Earthquakes in Turkey & Syria
New York Women in Communications
2022 Scholarship Winner;
Awarded by the Interpublic Group for
Advertising & Marketing
Baruch Model United Nations Student Member;
Represented the African Union Committee at the NAMUN 2022
Dean's List Achievement - Baruch - Fall 2022
Dean's List Achievement - LaGCC - Fall 2020
Ambassador, LaGCC President’s Society;
Interviewed/Networked with Esteemed Guests such as Gayle King (2020)
Senator-at-Large, LaGCC College Senate;
Raised COVID-19 Pandemic Awareness for the Wellness Center (2019-20)
Dean's List Achievement - LaGCC - Spring 2020