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!

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