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While looking for a way to give realism to the careers in media and trying to encourage students to not give up, Eric Openshaw (an adjunct audio instructor) gave a workshop for students in BEAU’s Academic Resource Center focusing on how to dive head first into beginning their tumultuous, yet exciting career of media. The original goal of the workshop was to help students realize the power of being self directed when it comes to their careers. Students are often inquisitive asking “what is the career placement in my field?” And “when should I start?” Unfortunately, no matter what you might be studying, or the career path you might be working towards, the field of media is only as profitable and robust as each individual makes for themselves.
Approximately 30 students were able join a conversation with Eric, as well as other BEAU instructors including Mark Sorenson, Anne Benson and Bryan Sansom, discussing successful ways to promote and maintain their careers utilizing logo development, business cards, resume building tools and professional networking. The Academic Resource Center will be furthering their workshop lineup starting this quarter, with other development tools that can further BEAU’s student body in all sorts professional development. Comic artist Doug Wagner will be hosting a training on breaking down a comic book from a story tellers perspective on June 14th. Anne Benson will also be coordinating a workshop on researching media information on June 21st.
The media industry can be tough and competitive, but with the right training and information, students in every creative field can find success.
In addition, the Academic Resource Center is open from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you have further questions, comments or want to know more about any of these workshops, contact Eric Openshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content contributed by Mark Sorenson and Eric Openshaw