Career Services Job Assistance Program



The Career Services Job Assistance Program helps graduates of all of our fields of study, transition from an externship to entering their industry of choice.

For graduates who need employment assistance services in finding job opportunities we’re here to help!

 

The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is dedicated to providing job assistance for one year after graduation. A
Job Assistance Coordinator in The Career Services Department will contact recording studios on your behalf to help you to make contacts and get your foot in the door. We know it takes determination to become a working professional in your art. That’s why we’re here to help you make that transition.

Starting week 10 of your course of study, our Job Assistance Coordinator will get you started on your path towards career success. Every two weeks thereafter, you will complete one of the following lessons designed to maximize your skills and potential:

    1. Prepare a 5-year plan. Spend time contemplating your career goals in the recording industry, and create short-term, medium and long-term goals.
    2. Learn the art of self-promotion. Discover multiple tools to get your name out there so people know what you can offer them.
    3. Present yourself as a professional. Learn how to polish your public persona (from voicemail to email and more) so you will be taken seriously.
    4. Learn how to write a dynamic cover letter that will improve your chances for being called.
    5. Create a professional resume designed and organized to show off your strengths and get you noticed.
    6. Develop a list of professional references—people who can attest to your abilities and your professionalism.
    7. Create a log of companies/studios where you plan to apply for work. Research five places where you wish to apply, and use your log to document each stage of the application process with them.
    8. Now it’s time to apply to all five locations!
    9. Learn how to land, or “create”, an interview. Develop creative strategies for getting your foot in the door besides the conventional hand-in-your-resume approach.
    10. Learn how to give a winning interview, and how to follow up on it afterward.

     
    As you transition from a student to a professional, The Career Services Department is here to support you. Career advice, resume and cover letter tips, and friendly encouragement are just a phone call or e-mail away.

    Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools encourages all graduates to use the school’s employment assistance services which are provided by the school’s Career Services Department.

    Students and graduates have access to an online portal through which students, mentors, Academic Facilitators and The Career Services Department can work together and create, manage, and share students and graduates’ professional resumes and cover letters. Once a student’s resume has been drafted, students are coached through developing job interviewing skills. After that, a mock interview is conducted to enable students and graduates to polish up their interviewing skills.

    In addition to scheduled sessions, students and graduates are welcome to contact the Career Services Department for assistance. Students and graduates may participate in one-on-one career advising meetings, career planning workshops, and a variety of recruitment opportunities throughout the year.

    While the school works to provide the appropriate services, information, and beneficial links between graduates and employers, Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools cannot and does not guarantee that it will secure employment for graduates.

Learn how these externs became success stories:

Jacob Schaffer, not only gave his mentor at Quad studios an amazing mention, stating that his mentor taught him about not only the industry and the mechanics, but he also helped him make connections and even learn how to navigate the city. He’s working with DJ Anna Marie Cecilia “Annakickarse” in New York, and together, they are putting on shows at Webster Hall!

“I will definitely continue producing original tracks, seeking new labels to release them, and reaching out to other artists for collaborations and remix work. After the course I was sought after by Beatport Sounds To Sample’s CEO Jim Stout to develop sample packs for sale on their website to other aspiring producers, which up to this point has been the job offer of a lifetime. I will continue to put as much effort as I can into working with them. So far most of the sample packs that I have done have broken into the Top 10 on their sales charts and as a result I’ve been given the opportunity to start my own sample label, giving me full creative and promotional control over what I release with them. I intend to incorporate female vocals into my future projects and explore every genre that I feel inclined to. And with this experience I hope to continue getting to DJ amazing shows like the ones I’ve already gotten to, such as Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Burning Man, Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Ampitheater and Decadence 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center. For me, this has, is and always will be a full time career and commitment to making music in every form that I can.”

“It is a very fast paced lifestyle. There is always something going on and so many constant opportunities. I enjoy helping others and try to discover what each client’s purpose and expectations are.”

” Thank you for the help on my resume and job assistance relocating to Orlando”

Mark Maksymiuk - Recording Connection Audio School Student
Mark Maksymiuk
Sterling Heights, MI

“I am currently in the process of building a record company in the Detroit area. The information that I learned while at the Recording Connection helped to shape how I approach music production. It is a skill that I use nearly every day, throughout the day.”

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