Vault Guide to Media, Entertainment, & Journalism Careers
Career Launcher: Film
Career Launcher: Performing Arts
Career Launcher: Television
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Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
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Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.
TU Theatre Department Internship Coordinator:Jay Herzog
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Typically Directors do not ask questions after you audition. Here are some tips to make sure your audition is successful:
Here are some other questions you should reflect on to better prepare you for conversation that may come up:
What professional theatre productions have you seen recently?
What has been your most rewarding experience in theatre thus far- how has it shaped your professional goals?
Describe a challenge you faced in a recent production, and how you handled it.
What additional skills do you possess that would be an asset to our company?
What designers do you admire?
Why do you want to be a designer/theatre technician?
What are your long-term professional aspirations?
What have you read recently that inspired you?
With what kinds of technical equipment are you proficient (types of power tools, industrial equipment, software, etc.)
In what period/genre do you most enjoy working? With which do you feel weakest?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. (No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)