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More than Getting Coffee: Recording Arts Internship Expectations

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Students often fear internships. While they serve as great opportunities to learn skills relevant to future careers, internships tend to be associated with busywork, cleaning, and coffee runs. While certainly internships will feature some of these tasks —there’s always a lot more to it, especially in the recording arts fields. A recording arts internship is […]

Digital Media Convergence and its Effects on Communications Strategies

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

It’s so big, so great of a transformation that the word “change” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Over the past few decades, the media hasn’t changed, it hasn’t altered, it hasn’t evolved. Rather, it has completely converged. The news that used to be printed in newspapers and magazines are now viewed online. The music […]

What is a Producer?

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

If you’re an international student wanting to pursue a career as a producer you’ve made a giant leap in the right direction by narrowing down the many jobs in film into one. But even within producing, there are many different types of producers. If you want to work with movies, then you’ll be a movie […]

Study Broadcasting at UCLA

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a massive Beverly Hills campus and a student population over 40,000, the University of California – Los Angeles is one of the more visible schools on the entire West Coast. But the campus and student body aren’t the only big things about it – UCLA’s broadcasting program gets a lot of respect as one […]

Political Bias in the US Media

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in a new country, it’s a smart idea to realize exactly what you’re reading when you get your news. Certain publications are perceived as having a political bias of one way or another- no matter what country you’re in. However, journalism schools past and present have taught their students that a […]

Harvard Medical School Musical

Posted on October 12th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When you think Harvard Medical School what comes to mind? You’re probably picturing students in white lab coats with clipboards making rounds in a hospital, or a classroom filled with the best of the best, quickly jotting down notes from a professor in one of the best schools for medicine. One thing you probably don’t […]

Unique Business Programs in the US

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a field as broad and general as business, all programs can begin to look the same. Although universities across the country aim to make their program stand out, the consistencies of the standard business fields limit opportunities to stand out. However, there are some unique business programs hidden among American colleges and universities at […]

Preparing Your Recording Arts Portfolio

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

The application process for a recording arts degree can be rather monotonous. Filling out several forms has hardly ever been described as fun and exciting. But recording arts programs allow you (and often requires you) to put together a portfolio of your creative work, giving you a chance to be expressive in ways beyond just […]

Graduate Degree in Marketing

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

We all know that earning a graduate degree in marketing can be a very difficult task…but there are some fun and positive aspects of earning this type of degree that not everyone considers. For instance, you’ve already “learned how to learn.” What this means is that you’ve already been in college so you know how […]

Unions in the Film Industry

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

So you’re an international student who just graduated from a film program. What now? When searching for jobs, you might start encountering productions that are either union or nonunion. It’s impossible to get a job in the film industry with out encountering these opposites. So what exactly is a union? Unions are an organized band […]