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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 […]

My Application Journey

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

This exciting journey was written by Meenakshi Das- a freshman student majoring in Accounting at Mississippi State University. She is an international student from Pune, India. She enjoys reading, travelling and writing in her free time. America. Two years back, this name always put a smile on my face. It had always been my dream […]

Working in the US as an International Student on an F1 Visa

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Most students are on a tight budget- as an international student you must add hefty traditional student fees with travel costs, legal fees, out of state tuition and housing – this adds up to an even higher bill. All of these fees can be worrisome and have you looking for any solution to get the […]

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 […]

What is American Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If all you know about American Thanksgiving is that you have a few days off from classes- then you will most definitely want to learn more and get the answer to what is American Thanksgiving. After all, Thanksgiving is a great way to experience American tradition- so you don’t want to miss out! First, what […]

Tips for Getting an F1 Visa Approved

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Before you can become an international student there are certain things that must be done. Perhaps the most important task: getting your F1 visa approved. An F1 visa is what most international students who study at a college or university obtain when they come to the United States. Getting an F1 visa can be a […]

Four Ways To Ensure You Get A Game Design Job

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Game design is a competitive industry, and many international students pursuing game design degrees will need to take certain steps to ensure they will be in a position get a game design job upon graduation. Read on to reveal a number of ways international students can make the process of finding a game design job […]

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 […]