Student Career Development

Overview

Career Development is an important part of student life at Columbia College Hollywood, and our Career Development staff understands the unique expectations entertainment companies have when it comes to hiring film and television artists and technicians. We offer a variety of individual services including career counseling, career workshops, resume development and interview preparation, internships, job search assistance, and graduate school application review. Our mission is to assist you in putting your training and degree to work in the entertainment industry.

Career Counseling

If you need to clarify your career direction, we'll meet with you one-on-one to determine what interests you, what motivates you, and what inspires you in order to tailor your personal career strategy. Together, we begin building your career even before you graduate. Ultimately, our goal is to help you connect what you know about yourself with potential career options to help you make an informed choice about where you want to start your life after college. 

Career Workshops

In addition to individual career counseling, we offer informative, extensive career workshops every quarter that help you learn how to build and maintain your resume, craft a winning cover letter, create your demo reel, network to build your contacts, and fund-raise for your student films. 

Resume Development and Interview Preparation

We'll meet with you to review the content and quality of your resume, cover letters, and sizzle reel, that all-important element of your creative portfolio that serves as your visual resume for employers in the entertainment industry. Our goal is to help you make your portfolio stand out from other applicants when applying for internships, crew positions, or full-time jobs.

We can also provide you with guidance on how to prepare for job and internship interviews. You can participate in a Mock Interview that will help you practice your responses to frequently asked interview questions. 

Graduate School Application Review

If graduate school is in your future, we can assist you with the application process.  We can recommend schools to apply to, connect you with grad school test prep services, review your application essay, help you pick the best people to write your letters of recommendation, and review your overall application.