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BEAU presents with Department of Workforce Services at Sundance
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Department of Workforce Services hosted the “Digital Media Meetup” in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. Industry leaders, such as Too Many Legs animation, Smart Bomb Interactive and Wahoo studios joined BEAU in presenting to high school and college students on the exciting opportunities in the digital media industry.
BEAU was represented by Bob Trewartha, Community Manager; Erin Coleman-Cruz, Program Chair of the Graphic Design program; and Rando Schmook, Executive Program Chair with a specialization in Entertainment Design, Digital Video and Media Production.
The event started with an introduction and virtual tour of BEAU, and a discussion about the importance of education in the digital media industry. Erin Coleman-Cruz spoke about the graphic design field and the application of art in the design industry. Rando Schmook wrapped up the event with some stories from his illustrious movie career and the benefits of volunteering and interning to make contacts that lead to employment.
Utahtalkradio.com interviewed Bob Trewartha about the opportunities education provides to those wanting to work in the digital media field. It was suggested that a combination of education, interning and networking makes it a lot easier to find a desirable career opportunity.
Mike McCluskey, from the Department of Workforce Services, was one of the organizers of the event. The idea behind the event was to connect people looking for employment the the employers looking for employees.
McCluskey said, “The event was epic. From the radio station airing to employers presenting, the networking event during Sundance exceeded expectations. Having students come and participate in workshops designed by employers in digital media is extremely beneficial to their advancement in the industry. I want to thank BEAU for their participation and I look forward to expanding these events based off this experience.”