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Screenwriting Success Stories

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students considering a degree in creative writing should consider screenwriting for motion pictures as a career path. Writing for the film industry not only gives a writer the opportunity to see their work admired by millions of movie goers, but it can also provide a great paycheck. Some screenwriting success stories pluck a writer [...]

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 [...]

Hangout with the State University of NY at Brockport – Thursday at 2pm EST

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

If you want to study at a US college, you won’t want to miss this! Aleta Anthony, the Associate Director of International Recruitment at State University of New York at Brockport will join us on Thursday, August 28 to introduce the university and the unique opportunities there for international students.  You’ll learn about the academic possibilities, student [...]

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 [...]

High School Communications Programs Prepare Students for College and Careers

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Get ready to walk the streets, interview the experts, advocate for the cause, and give the world a voice. When it comes to communications, it is all about experience. Since communication schools are so competitive, building a portfolio outlining work in the field as an international high school student can help you attain admission to [...]

Broadcasting in Portuguese in the US

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

As a country famous for its diversity, the United States certainly has no shortage of jobs in television and radio for people who speak languages other than English. The Portuguese or Portuguese-speaking community, whose members in the US are referred to as “Luso-Americans,” is a small but expanding American demographic and is a growing source [...]

Writing a Good Query Letter

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

So you’ve received a great creative writing education – maybe you even have a master’s degree in creative writing – and you’ve written a great novel that you know is the next big thing. But do you have the literary business know-how to make it happen? The first step in getting your written work some love [...]

Money For High Test Scores

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Getting children to pay attention in school is not an easy task. Most kids would rather be doing pretty much anything other than learning math, and warning them about the future financial problems they might face if they do not pay attention can be too abstract and far away for them to care about. This [...]