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How The Nielsen DMA Ranks Can Help Your Career

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

In the United States, the leader in television viewing data is a company called Nielsen Media Research. While many may be familiar with the role of Nielsen ratings in either condemning a TV show to cancellation or rewarding it with a renewal, the more relevant function of Nielsen to international students looking for American broadcasting [...]

Study Photography as an International Student

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

When many people think of film majors, they often think of the motion picture, of Hollywood (or Bollywood), of movies. But without still photography, the motion picture would have never been developed. There are many differences in degrees for film majors. Many film schools offer programs in photography to international students which are not the [...]

When Deciding Upon a Graduate Degree in Video Game Design…

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Many students have decided to turn their hobby into a lucrative career by deciding to pursue a video game design major. This decision to receive a graduate degree in video game design from an institution in the United States is becoming increasingly popular amongst international students as well. Video game design majors in the United [...]

Get Inspiration from Famous Film Directors

Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

When thinking about a career as a director, it is good to familiarize yourself with famous film directors. Watch some of their movies, study their styles of directing. Learning from the best can make you the best. Each great director has a style and brings something new to the table. This can help you refine [...]

The Evolving Music Industry

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Music is always changing. The sounds that were popular just a decade ago seem distant to us now. In order to keep up with the changes, the evolving music industry must make necessary adjustments. Everyone is familiar with the usual changes in music, such as new trends in style and genre, but the music business [...]

Determining the Best Schools for Game Design in the US

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For many international students, a love of playing video games has led to the decision to study game design in the US. However, with so many of the top schools for game design being inside the United States, international students deciding to study game design in the US will need some help identifying which program [...]

Android vs. iOS Platform for Mobile Development

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

As mobile development becomes an increasingly viable and accessible field for individuals with knowledge of programming languages, students of computer science—international students included—continue to try their hands at the potentially highly lucrative endeavor of developing applications for mobile devices. Development for Android has surpassed mobile development for any other platform, including Apple’s iOS. The continued [...]

Inside Look at International Business Courses in the US

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

You may have a pretty good idea of what standard business coursework looks like. There are classes on accounting, management, human resources, etc. But what about international business? When you study international business in the US your coursework looks a little different. Some of the titles seem similar, but when business crosses borders it’s a [...]

Why Study Game Art in the US

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many reasons to study game art in the US, however, one of the best is that you get to work in a fun and growing field. As the world of video gaming is constantly growing, game art in the US offers numerous new work opportunities. A career in game art entails working as [...]

Hurricane Season is Back: Remembering Hurricane Sandy

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

In many parts of the world, hurricane season is back, which gives us flashbacks to hurricane season last year. No one was sure what was going to happen when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last year in October. Many called it a “Frankenstorm” and, in the end, there were several tragic [...]