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CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

2017 CAREER FAIR

 

Career Services hosted its annual Career Fair on Friday, March 24th. The event was a great success, despite the fact that this year we had more employers present at the Career Fair than students. The feedback received from employers has only been positive and certainly encouraging. Employers are pleased with student's résumés, interviewing skills and portfolios. Participating students also had great comments regarding their experience with participating employers. Students were impressed with the quality of conversations they had with employers and the industries represented.  

The employers who participated in this year's Career Fair were:

JJack Productions 

Flow Motion Media

Dark Catt Studios

Tall Tale Productions

Sarofsky

The Mill

IFP

Robo Aerial

Rentex

AV Chicago

VER

Lovetrees, Inc.

Encore Event Technologies

Magnanimous Media

Filmz By Dre

P3 Mediaworks

The Onion

Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce

IATSE Local 2

Chicago Stagehand

Vitamin T / Aquent

Smiling Toad Productions

The Sandbox Agency

Fusion92

DDB Chicago

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER: DEMETRA DIAMANTOPOLOUS,

PRODUCTION MANAGER FOR CHICAGO FIRE 

On Thursday, March 23rd, Career Services had the pleasure of hosting a Q&A Session with Demetra Diamantopolous, Production Manager for the Chicago Fire TV series. Demetra spoke quite frankly about the TV and Film production industry in Chicago. She offered great insight on what is expected from new candidates looking to enter the production industry and offered excellent advice and tips in regards to what professionals in the industry look for and value from from interested candidates.

GUEST SPEAKER: DARK CATT STUDIOS 

On Wednesday, March 22nd, Career Services had the pleasure of hosting Dark Catt Studios, an independently owned and operated multimedia production company located in Chicago and composed of a large number of TFC alumni members. Dark Catt discussed with students and alumni about some of the newest things coming out, which have been making an impact in the film industry, such as 360º productions and Virtual Reality. They also discussed the do's and don'ts of reels. They offered great insight on what the future of cinema is transforming to and carried out a VR simulation with participating students.

Hayley Mellish

Film

Hayley is a 2015 Film graduate who is currently an Office Production Assistant at NBC Universal. We asked Hayley a few questions and here's what she had to say!

What do you like most about working in Chicago's TV Production industry?

I like having a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to go very far very quickly. It's not easy, but you learn a lot in a short  amount of time and meet a ton of people. From an office PA perspective, I love watching each episode go from an outline of a script to a finished product and getting to watch each member of the office and crew give 100% to their craft. 

What advice do you have for TFC candidates interested in joining Chicago TV Productions?

Network and self-educate. You need to get used to being thrown into a room of adults you've never met and introducing yourself, because as a PA you will be thrown into a crew of 150 strangers and you will have to confidently navigate that. Also, when it comes time to find your next gig, being social, positive, and outgoing is key. I also recommend self-educating about whatever you want to do. There are tons of websites, blogs, Facebook pages, and podcasts about industry topics. Entry level film industry jobs don't come with very much training, so in order to set yourself apart from the dozens of other people clamoring for work, seek out information that will prepare you and set you apart. 

 

How did your experience at TFC help your professional development path?

TFC helped me most in the sense that it got me used to working hard under tight deadlines. It gave me all of the resources to network and get involved in film organizations outside of school. The schooling was great and very informative, but TFC was very upfront that graduation itself wouldn't get us everything. They really encouraged us to take advantage of the school and faculty's resources while we could.

 

What would you look for if you were in the position to hire new graduates from TFC?

Personality-wise, I would look for someone who is enthusiastic about learning, inquisitive, and not a complainer. Work in this industry can be physically and mentally challenging and anyone who has looked into it should know that. I would look for someone who knows this and is up for the challenge. Resume-wise, it needs to be perfect (no typos, consistent formatting, easy to skim, etc). That piece of paper is sometimes the only thing you have to represent yourself, so make it look nice.

 

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would take more advantage of the free equipment and try to learn more about cameras. I would do more passion projects outside of schoolwork.

 

What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates actively job searching?

Go to networking events, screenings, attend or volunteer at local film festivals, see who's who on IMDB and the DGA website, and cold message industry folks on LinkedIn and email based on your research. Do not be afraid to reach out. Sooner or later you will run into the same people and they will know your face, then your name, then the next time they hear of a gig they'll put your name into the pot. Everyone in this industry relies on word of mouth recommendations when hiring, so you must relentlessly self-promote and follow up with people in order to obtain and sustain employment.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

2017 GRADUATION

Sunday, May 7th | 1:00 - 3:00PM

Revel Fulton Market

1215 W. Fulton Market | Chicago, IL 60607

SEX SIGNALS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, April 5th

11:45AM - 1:30PM

At The Matrix (Room 530)

CAP & GOWN PICK UP

Monday, April 24th

Tuesday, April 25th

12:00 - 2:00PM

At The Matrix (Room 530)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!**

 

TFC will be instituting a change in policy regarding loaner equipment from the I.T. Department.  This change has been in effect since MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th!

 

If you wish to check out a laptop and/or power supply from the I.T. Department, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (such as a Driver's License or State ID) with the I.T. Department while you are borrowing a laptop and/or power supply.  This ID WILL BE RETURNED to you when you bring the equipment back to the I.T. Department.  

 

 

Please note that NO LAPTOPS AND/OR POWER SUPPLIES CAN BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT LEAVING AN ID!!!  There will be no exceptions to this policy.

 

 

 

BRITTANY BAUTISTA'S NEW SCHEDULE!

OFFICE HOURS

Room 669

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

12:00 - 1:00PM

or email careerservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

to schedule an appointment

CAREER SERVICES WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

Room 609

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

1:00 - 2:00PM 

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

CREATIVITY/CONNECTIVITY: MUSIC AND THE HUMANIZING OF TECHNOLOGY

 

Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-winning composer and conductor whose concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike. A sought-after guest conductor, he has worked with Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer and British pop icons Imogen Heap and Annie Lennox. He also is the creator of the Virtual Choir, a digital project that combines thousands of user-submitted videos from across the globe into a single stunning choral performance. Whitacre draws on this experience to talk about the possibilities that emerge when people are invited to contribute creatively and share their talent with their peers.

WHEN

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Elmhurst College

Hammerschmidt Chapel

190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

JEFF GARLIN "HANDSOME" MOVIE SCREENING TO BENEFIT RYAN BANKS ACADEMY

Please join Jeff Garlin (actor/comedian/producer/writer) for the movie screening of Handsome.

Handsome was acquired by Netflix and was written by Andrea Seigel (Laggies) and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs), and was directed by and stars Garlin in a Columbo-style mystery comedy. LA homicide detective Gene Handsome tries to make sense of his life as he solves crime. He's really good at one of those.

The film also stars Christine Woods (Hello Ladies, Perfect Couples), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Amy Sedaris (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, BoJack Horseman), Steven Webber (Wings, Studio 60, iZombie), Eddie Peppitone (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Love), and Leah Remini (King of Queens). David Miner (Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Vern Davidson (The Goldbergs), and Garlin are producers on the film.

After the movie, Jeff will host a Q and A.

All proceeds from the event will go toward Ryan Banks Academy, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to building Chicago's first boarding school for low income youth. Please feel free to learn more about Ryan Banks Academy at www.RyanBanksAcademy.org.

WHEN

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Music Box Theatre

3733 North Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

FIRST TUESDAYS: THE VIEW FROM TALL AT MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The thirteenth annual First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the festival and critics pick THE VIEW FROM TALL (click here for trailer) at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Tuesday, April 4th, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Declared "a towering achievement" by critics, this Chicago-made drama brings its outstanding ensemble to the festival, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Co-director Erica Weiss, actor Michael Patrick Thornton, producer Mary Kay Cook will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.

This screening is being co-presented by festival sponsor VER, which provided the camera equipment for THE VIEW FROM TALL.

WHEN

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST

WHERE

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema

2828 North Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60657

MICROSOFT -  ADAPTING EXPERIENCES FOR VIRTUAL AND MIXED REALITY

ABOUT IOT ROUND TABLE

We are a group dedicated to discuss the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, Data Science and the real business value that an organization can derive out of it. Join industry experts, discuss and learn the benefits of IoT driven processes and learn the cutting edge technologies adopted.

ABOUT EVENT

The event will discuss the concepts of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) to allow the attendees to get a better idea about their differences. While Virtual Reality creates a digital environment that is displayed to the user, replacing user’s real-world environment, Augmented Reality overlays the content of digital environment into user’s real-world environment. And Mixed Reality provides an user experience that seamlessly blends the digital content with user’s real-world environment, allowing them to coexist and interact with each other. This session will explain how to consider these concepts during development as well as introduce the new medium of building 3D Mixed Reality applications and games using C#, Visual Studio, and Unity.

AGENDA

  • Introduction to VR, AR and MR and their differences

  • How Microsoft HoloLens works

  • How to deliver 3D experiences using HoloLens

  • How to build 3D MR applications and games

  • Tools used for building - C#, Visual Studio and Unity

WHEN

Thursday, April 27, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

WHERE

TECH NEXUS, (CONFERENCE ROOM C/D)

20 North Upper Wacker Drive

#1200

Chicago, IL 60606

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS CELEBRATES LAURYN HILL'S THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL

5:30-6:30 pm- Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Ms. Lauryn Hill, including Erykah Badu, Aaliyah, D'Angleo, Bob Marley, and Wu-Tang Clan. Free Sam-made Lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees. It's also BYOB.

6:35 pm- Sam gives presentation on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, detailing its recording process and lyrical content, detailing its recording process and lyrical content.

6:45 pm- Sam drops the needle on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Classic Album Sundays, the most popular and respected classic album listening event in the world, is setting up shop in Chicago to expose your ears to a spiritually-charged musical experience like no other. Saturday Audio Exchange, CHIRP Radio, Dark Matter Coffee, and event organizer Sam Willett will be celebrating soulful wisdom behind Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by listening to it in its entirety on vinyl.

[Sam is currently writing the album presentation on the album. An excerpt from that is supposed to go here and should be posted soonish. In the meantime, listen to the album in advance!]

WHEN

Sunday, April 30, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Saturday Audio Exchange

1021 West Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657

INTRODUCTION TO THE CHICAGO DESIGN COMMUNITY

Join General Assembly and AIGA for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene at The Nerdery.

If you’re a current design student, recent graduate, new to the city, looking to make a transition in your career or just level up, this free event will help you get acquainted with the dynamic world of design in Chicago. During this well-rounded panel discussion featuring some of Chicago’s best and brightest in the design world, we'll cover key events, companies, people, current issues, and career paths in the industry.

Drinks are on us, so come mingle with others in the local design community, and learn something new about Chicago's incredible design community. Plus, get a chance to check out The Nerdery's awesome Chicago HQ!

Speakers:

  • Sara Novak: Design Director, Elevate

  • Marina Karassellos: Digital Creative Director, ULTA Beauty

  • Keri O'Mara: Brand Designer, PepsiCo

  • Kevin Leahy: Creative Director, VSA Partners, Inc.; VP of Communication, AIGA Chicago

  • More speakers to be announced soon!

Agenda:

  • 5:30-6:20 pm Check-in and networking

  • 6:15-6:20 pm Welcoming remarks

  • 6:20-7:30 pm Panel

  • 7:30-7:45 pm Audience Q+A

  • 7:45-8:15pm Mingling and wrap-up

WHEN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

 

WHERE

The Nerdery

1033 West Van Buren

Suite 700

Chicago, IL 60607

DIGITALHACK MARKETING SERIES

WANT TO LEARN HOW YOUR COMPETITORS ARE WINNING YOUR CLIENTS?

Join this special Webinar about growth hacking, and learn all the tricks they are using, and how you can win them over!

Ed, will be presenting digital marketing and advertising techniques you could be implementing starting today!

Don't miss out this opportunity to find out the ultimate guide to success for your small business!

This is an intimate, interactive webinar. We highly recommend you to save a spot as we only accept 10 participants.

 

Register Here to save your seat: http://60minuteswithed.solomoto.pagedemo.co/

WHEN

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

 

WHERE

Webinar

Chicago, IL

CHIMIRUS - MAKING ART WORK EVENT
 

Join us for an evening of networking, career advancement, raffles and killer swag at our FREE event; Making Art Work, which takes place on April 27th, 2017, 7pm at TEAMS design in Chicago.

Making Art Work is geared towards aspiring artists and designers—either students entering the creative world or working professionals looking to advance their career. This in-depth workshop will provide insight into the following:

  • How to prepare and present your work with confidence.

  • Corporate, studio and freelancing hiring practices.

  • The intricacies of full-time and freelance lifestyles.

  • How to approach your next career move.

  • Understanding the details of job postings and more!

Chimirus is an evolution in specialized digital arts training for the modern demands of the creative industry. We unite talent and focus to create the next generation of artists—from aspiring amateurs to working professionals.

Space is limited, so please RSVP now to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

WHEN

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

 

WHERE

TEAMS Design

1812 West Hubbard Street

#200

Chicago, IL 60622

TFC CAMPUS CLUBS

Now recruiting for clubs for Spring!

Feel free to let us know via email:

studentservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

The more the merrier!

COUNSELING CENTER

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

312.506.0643

JACQUELYN NUBER

Monday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Wedbesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

ADAM MILLS

Monday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wedbesday

9:00am - 4:00pm

ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS

All academic assistance sessions can be scheduled by emailing tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu or walk in during the open session hours:

 

 

WRITING LAB

Monday-Thursday 1-2 pm

Info Commons

Sara Stigberg

Walk ins and appointment

 

MATH LAB

Monday-Thursday 12-2 pm

Room 521

Charles Ampong

Lindsey Wander

Walk-ins and appointment

 

SUCCESS STRATEGIES LAB

(Time management/Organizational skills/Effective communication skills/Overcoming Test Anxiety, and more)

Mary Sebek

Workshops and appointment

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LAB

Michael Galbincea

By appointment

 

ONLINE STUDENT TUTORING

All services offered on ground

By appointment

Skype or email papers- Writing Lab

Collaborate in Blackboard- Math Lab

Academic Assistance - PPT, emails as needed and by appointment

 

 

To schedule an appointment contact: tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu 

 

 

We’re here to help you succeed!

INFO COMMONS / LIBRARY

WRITING LAB

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADDRESS

28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

CONTACT                               

Students (Career Services)

flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Students (Student Services)

flashpoint.studentservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Alumni

flashpoint.alumnirelations@columbiacollege.edu

 

Employers

flashpoint.employerrelations@columbiacollege.edu

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