Saturday, February 26, 2011

MEDIA250: Internship In Media

Are you getting close to graduation? Then you'll need to take MEDIA250 Internship in Media. The course description states you need permission from the course admin to register. What you might not know is that there is another prerequisite; your internship needs to be setup BEFORE getting permission.

Below are a few tips for finding that media internship.
  • Visit the Career Center to get help with your resume. They also offer assistance in finding internships.
  • Talk to your teachers and Digital Media Arts Administration, they may have connections or know of an internship that will match your passions.
  • Attend the Digital Media Design Club Speaker Series and Mixers. This is a great way to meet industry professionals and talk to fellow classmates. Often, internships opportunities have more than one opening. Your fellow classmates who have secured one of those openings may be your ticket in.
  • Check out local community meet-ups, festivals and career talks:
  • Contact the Media250 course admin Mary Solisnky if you've tried the above and are still having trouble finding an internship.
What it all comes down to is Networking! The more people you meet and talk to the more opportunities you create for yourself.  If you want to find that dream job, you can't afford to be shy. Joining groups and talking to other people with the similar passions is a great way to start!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Save the Bellevue College Art Store

As you may have heard, plans are being made to consolidate the satellite Art Store in Building C with the general bookstore. The satellite store location would then be replaced with a bank and Colin would be relegated to book-related tasks in the back room.

Vision Goals Mission Benefits

Our Vision

The Digital Media Design Club’s vision is to inspire, educate and inform student designers, helping them to realize their talents and to advocate the value of design among the media, the local business community, public agencies and the general public. We believe our contribution to the success of the Digital Media Arts program at Bellevue College will make it one of the most desired Digital Media Arts programs in the Pacific Northwest to both prospective students and industry professionals seeking to recruit creative talent.

Our Mission

We are committed to improving the learning experience for all Digital Media Arts students (including, but not limited to: animators, cartoonists, designers, game designers, illustrators, and digital artists) by being a place students turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis, and research and advance education and ethical practices. Our mission is to increase our interaction with industry professionals by regular speaker sessions, networking and professional workshops. The DMD Club is committed to stimulating thinking about media design through conferences, competitions, exhibitions, publications and websites. We desire to promote and protect the social, economic, educational and professional interests of its members while abiding by Bellevue College student policies. We seek to improve and promote the design and media programs at Bellevue College. The DMD Club is open to students at all skill levels regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, age, marital or family status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran.

Our Goals

Our Club Charter was submitted on February 4, 2011. Our first of weekly speaker events was held on February 16th with two established designers presenting to 20 students in attendance. We currently have speakers scheduled every week until the end of the Winter Quarter. We have an active Facebook fan page featuring event updates. We have a Twitter account for feeding industry news and infromation. The DMD club also has a website in development for showcasing and promoting student digital media content. Our goals include creating a Linkedin Group for networking. Begin and support a Bellevue College Animated Film Festival. Organize and conduct design competitions and contests. Collaborate with other BC clubs (ie: the Film Club) that regularly meet to discuss student needs and objectives. Continue to invite guest speakers and plan industry tours. We’d also like to start a creative industry job fair on campus. Organize a Bellevue College Digital Media Alumni association as part of the club.

Our Benefit to Bellevue College
We believe we can enhance social and educational experiences to the benefit of Bellevue College and the Digital Media Arts program by operating within our stated vision, mission and goals. By bringing industry leaders on campus to share working experiences with students, we expect to contribute to the success of the BC DMA program by encouraging our members to successfully complete their training and become working design professionals within our local and global communities.