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Game Design in the US: A Combination of Creative and Technical Skill

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Have you ever wondered who came up with the storyline behind your favorite video game? Who designed the levels, the gameplay and the environment? Who wrote the dialogue and came up with the characters? Who had the initial idea, the creative vision of an imagined interactive world that they then brought to life and shared […]




Working as a Literary Agent

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

When people think of agents, they often think of suave, impeccably-suited hotshots wheeling and dealing on movie contracts over in Hollywood. But agents don’t just work for filmmakers! In the world of publishing, those lucky individuals with literary agent jobs get to help authors get their work published. So what is a literary agent and […]




The Importance of Cross Cultural Awareness in Business

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Imagine you are part of an advertising campaign for the toothpaste brand Pepsodent. You want to sell your product in a town in Southeast Asia by drawing attention to the whitening aspect of the paste. Later you and your campaign team find out that the local natives chew betel nuts to blacken their teeth. Your […]




Study Creative Writing at Columbia University

Posted on July 13th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

If you’re an international student wondering where to study creative writing, there’s a good chance you’ve had your eyes on New York City. And there’s good reason beyond New York’s size, international communities, and artistic prestige, too – there are some fantastic schools there! One of the best schools for creative writing anywhere is New […]




Taking a Class on Shakespeare when Studying Literature

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by Ben Cohen

Students who study literature spend a lot of time reading and analyzing many different types of literary writing. While the guidelines are not exact, different literature programs will often cover very similar topics, at least among their required courses. One of the most common literature courses is a course on the most famous of English-language […]




Tips for Making a Good Impression at your Internship

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Internships are an important part of the education process and they serve as a jumping off point into a professional career. Internships are a great way to network with and meet professionals, gain experience in the film industry and potentially turn your unpaid internship into a full time job. If you want to make a […]




Emerging Careers in Social Media

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Companies have caught on to the notion that most college students may not be professionals in a particular field just yet, but they might as well be professionals when it comes to networking through social media. With their tech-savvy skills and generational experience, college students and recent college graduates have been helping to promote, advertise […]




Economics Internship Tips

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Finding an economics internship that is right for you can be hard. This is especially true for international students. Some companies are only able to hire US students as they’re not able to handle the extra paperwork and strict guidelines that come with hiring international students. Don’t worry though! There are many things that you […]

Common Courses When Studying Business

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

Since business is one of the most popular and widespread majors in the US, a lot of undergraduate business programs might look fairly similar upon first glance- especially when it comes to the standard business courses. Business course titles, let’s face it, seem overly vague, broad, and uninformative on the surface. And oftentimes business course […]




Studying Broadcasting in Big Markets vs. Small Markets

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by Jenny Frankel

A common misconception in the aspiring broadcaster’s search for some of the best broadcasting schools is that studying broadcasting in big markets is the only way to gain the experience and contacts needed to succeed. Massive metropolises like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago thus become the main focus for prospective broadcasting students to hunt […]