Career Services Job Assistance Program
The Career Services Job Assistance Program helps graduates of all of our fields of study transition from an apprenticeship (externship) to entering their industry of choice.
While many of our students find paid employment in the music industry before graduation, there are, of course, some who need additional assistance in finding job opportunities.
What sets The Recording Radio and Film Connection apart is our dedication to job assistance. For a year after graduation, our Job Assistance Coordinator will contact real studios, production companies, radio stations and more on your behalf, helping 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.
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, you will complete one of the following lessons designed to maximize your skills and potential.
- Prepare a 5-year plan. Spend time contemplating your career goals in the recording industry, and create short-term, medium and long-term goals.
- Learn the art of self-promotion. Discover multiple tools to get your name out there so people know what you can offer them.
- Present yourself as a professional. Learn how to polish your public persona (from voicemail to email and more) so you will be taken seriously.
- Learn how to write a dynamic cover letter that will improve your chances for being called.
- Create a professional resume designed and organized to show off your strengths and get you noticed.
- Develop a list of professional references—people who can attest to your abilities and your professionalism.
- 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.
- Now it’s time to apply to all five locations!
- 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.
- 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 always here to support you. Career advice, resume and cover letter tips, and friendly encouragement are always just a phone call or e-mail away.
The Recording Radio and Film Connection is an academic institution. While we do our best to make sure that every graduate is positioned for employment, please be advised that we are not a job placement service or job employment agency, and therefore we cannot guarantee a job. However, we will do our absolute best to obtain employment for students who are ambitious and devoted to a career in the recording, radio, or film industries.