What is Career Development?
Career Development is a lifelong process -- and it begins right when school starts! The keys to unlocking and managing a successful career in the entertainment industry are research, networking, preparation, professionalism, and the ability to stay current with industry practices and trends. The Career Development Department works in conjunction with students’ education curricula to prepare them with interpersonal and professional skills, support their vocational goals, and help to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.
Staffed by industry professionals who have contributed to successful projects and worked at top entertainment industry companies, the Career Development Department helps students and graduates to navigate through their chosen field and prepare for contact with potential employers – as well as the realities of the “biz” – ensuring that they have the necessary skills to secure employment, build a career, and sustain it successfully. We are here to help you define your future!
Career Development Services Include:
• Career Advisement
Our staff possesses a combined 103 years of industry experience: an invaluable resource for students and grads.
• Internship and Job Search Advice and Assistance
Graduating students and alumni receive regular email blasts highlighting new job opportunities and internships, as well as industry-related events and opportunities in the community.
• Employer Presentations and On-Campus Interviews
The Career Development Department hosts on-campus presentations and job interviews with national and regional employers. Trusted for our ability to provide candidates who are ready to assume entry-level positions, we are often the “first-port-of-call” for entertainment industry companies looking to hire new graduates.
• Alumni Relations
Graduates in good standing may continue to receive Job and Internship Alerts emails, and attend guest speaker lectures, on-campus events and employer presentations.
LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
The Los Angeles Film School
Career Development Department
Building 2, 6353 Sunset Boulevard, 6th Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
HOURS OF OPERATION
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know who my Advisor is?
Advisors are assigned prior to your One-On-One Advisor appointment (6-10 weeks before graduation). You will be emailed your Advisor assignment along with your appointment day and time.
Can I hold an internship while still in school?
Students are encouraged to focus on their course of study while in school in order to give it the attention it requires. While you may choose to hold an internship while still in school, school credit is only given as part of our post-graduate internship program.
Will Career Development place me in a job after graduation?
No. The Career Development Department is not a “placement office.” We do offer job search assistance and can provide job leads, but we do not guarantee you a job.