Industry Newsletter

a Cohen Career Center publication

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Happy Friday!

What a big week for arts & entertainment, both nationally with the Grammys and locally with W&M's Global Film Festival. Speaking of awards shows, TAF, the organization that manages the Emmy awards, is accepting applications for its paid summer internship program which offers opportunities with a variety of shows, studios, and networks in Los Angeles. Check below for details about this program, upcoming events focused on theatre, museums, and publishing, plus more goodies!



Anna Umbreit, M.S., NCC

I joined the Cohen Career Center in November 2013. Currently, I'm the Associate Director, Liaison to Arts & Education. I’ve advised thousands of students on careers in the arts, media/communication, and entertainment and I have 11 years of experience helping college students envision and pursue a variety of careers. My own creative endeavors include creative writing, film, dance, museums, and fashion design. You can schedule a time to meet with me by either calling 757-221-3231 or stopping by the Cohen Career Center's front desk.

Tell me what you want (what you really, really want)

Did you have a chance to fill out the survey yet? I'm trying to learn more about what students like you want from the career center. I would love to hear from you about industries you are curious about, cities you think you'll live in, etc! Please take this short survey -- it'll take about 5 minutes.

Don't Miss It! (Upcoming Events)

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Virginia Association of Museums 2016 Annual Conference

Saturday, March 12th, 9pm to Tuesday, March 15th, 11pm

310 South England Street

Williamsburg, VA

Great networking oppurtunity! In a location steeped in history - featuring the “Historic Triangle” of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown - the concepts of the traditional museum and the museum of the future merge. How are museums and cultural institutions breaking out of traditional models and reaching beyond their walls to engage and inspire? By reaching new audiences, creating new exhibition design, pursuing new approaches, using new technologies, and researching new ideas, museums across Virginia and around the globe are embracing A Revolution in Traditions. Explore this changing mindset with us during VAM's 2016 Annual Conference.

DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call

Sunday, March 20th, 9am to Monday, March 21st, 6pm

610 F Street Northwest

Washington, DC

The 2016 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call will be held on Sunday, March 20 and Monday, March 21 at Sidney Harman Hall from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Sunday will be devoted to Carpenters, Electricians, Audio Engineers, Props Artisans and Painters. Monday will be devoted to Costume Technicians, Makeup Artists, Stage Managers and those who fall into other categories but are on run crew for shows. Similar to an acting cattle call, each candidate will be given 8 minutes in front of the group of representatives from theaters and production companies around the DC Metro area.

Featured Internships & Jobs

Paid TV Production Internships - Summer 2016

The Television Academy Foundation is looking for talented college students who are passionate about working in Television — 50 will be chosen for our renowned summer internships. Interns gain in-depth exposure to various aspects of the Television Industry and have the opportunity to network with industry innovators at major media companies.

Applications must be postmarked by March 11.

For more information, visit

See more Internships and Job Postings. Have you looked on on TribeCareers lately? Employers call us almost every day looking to hire WM students. We post these opportunities into TribeCareers so you can access them 24/7. Another database you have access to is the UCAN internship database which has over 1,400 internship postings as of today.

Be Inspired!

In this short video, author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline) encourages you to "make good art." This is excerpted from a commencement speech he gave at University of the Arts which is also worth a listen.
Neil Gaiman & Zen Pencils: Make Good Art

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Creative Careers Newsletter, Issue 2: Feb 19, 2016