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Top Tips for Prospective Literature Students

Posted on March 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

So you’ve figured out the answer to the question “Why study literature?” and you’ve decided that a degree in literature is the thing for you. But the literature programs you’re looking into don’t really kick off until a student’s later years – sophomore, maybe even junior year. What can you do right off the bat […]

Study to Become a Pilot

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Being a pilot is hard work. As an international student studying aviation it is good to know the types of programs available so that you know where to study aviation and what certifications and degrees are required. More and more pilots are being required to have two or four year degrees in an aviation related […]

Applying for a Film Internship

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

You can’t work without experience and you can’t get experience without work. That is a common saying among the American college culture. So how do you break into the professional world of the film industry? One word: internships. Film internships are important in helping a film student get a job in the film industry. They […]

Should you Take Tourism Management Courses in the US?

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Taking tourism management courses in the U.S. is a smart choice for international students. It is a common belief that they may have an advantage in the industry because of their exposure to foreign cultures. Normally tourism degree programs require a student to learn about another language or culture because the industry involves catering and […]

Living With the Land When Studying Agriculture

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Have you ever thought that an amusement park and agriculture could be connected? Well at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida this dream can come true. Walt Disney World has four theme parks on the property and one of them, Epcot theme park, is home to ‘The Land’ pavilion. The Land Pavilion was built to […]

Studying Broadcasting in Los Angeles

Posted on December 28th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Los Angeles is one of the top destinations for international students coming to the US, as a world-class city with famous beaches, strong culture, many prominent ethnic groups, and the core of the American entertainment industry. Let’s take a closer look at what prospects the City of Angels has to offer to students looking to […]

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 […]