Industry Newsletter

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Happy Friday!

What a fun week for film fans between W&M's Global Film Festival and the Oscars on Sunday! I hope you are enjoying it all as much as I am!

With Spring Break right around the corner as a reminder that the semester is about halfway over, you are probably wondering what you'll be doing this summer. If you are in the midst of a job search, now is the time to be ramping up your networking efforts so you can build up your professional contacts. If you are looking for internships, this is the peak time for applications. If you are not seeing a posted internship, contact the company to inquire whether they have a program. I'll link a variety of resources below to use for your search.

Also, if you don't have plans over Spring Break, I'm taking a group of students to Richmond to explore creative careers on Thursday, March 9. Contact me for details.



Anna Umbreit, M.S., NCC

I’ve advised thousands of students on careers in the arts, media/communication, and entertainment. 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.

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Upcoming Industry-Related Events

Global Film Festival & Industry Workshops

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 9pm to Sunday, Feb. 26th, 11pm

Williamsburg, VA, United States

Williamsburg, VA

The W&M Global Film Festival will be offering free workshops with industry professionals on topics including stunts, sound production, editing, cinematography, comedy and other aspects of film-making. See their website for details and registration including locations of the workshops.

Creative Careers Meet Up: Insider Perspectives on Interning in Entertainment

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 5-6pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

Cosponsored by the Entertainment Business Association, this event will feature a panel of W&M students who have pursued internships in entertainment (i.e. media, sports, performing arts). Come learn how to find internships and how to make the most of the experience. RSVP

Searching for Internships or Jobs?

For additional internship opportunities, check out our subscriptions to ArtSearch (theatre, museums, academia) and Bridge (music) -- access available on TribeCareers. Please note, ArtSearch has changed so you can use this link to add a subscription to your shopping cart and enter coupon code ASTCG111 to get the subscription for free! Another database you have access to is the UCAN internship database which has hundreds of internship postings on any given day.

Be Inspired!

Have you checked out our Candid Careers videos? They are quick vids featuring people talking about their careers. I'm featuring a few of the channels below, but there are others that may be of interest including marketing and wriitng/journalism. You can see the full list here.

No really, what can *I* do to help YOU?

I'm so happy to report that you continue to chime in. 33 of you have responded to tell me industries you are curious about, cities you think you'll live in, etc. I would love to hear from more of you! Please take this survey -- it'll take about 5 minutes.

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Creative Careers Newsletter, Issue 13: February 24, 2017