Robert Schehr


Robert is a current Film student and Student Ambassador, who recently secured an internship with IFP. We asked Robert a few questions about his internship and here's what he had to say!

What are you most looking forward to in your internship with IFP?

I'm looking forward to learning what it's like working in a non-for-profit film company. I really like the energy that comes from people making independent films because you need to really love what you're doing or it won't work at all. With anything, I like to boil things down to what they're actually made of to understand it and doing that with a non- for-profit company is extremely interesting because, I'm learning how the system works and discovering this is something I'm really interested in. 

In your opinion, how will this internship contribute to your professional development?


I believe at least one good thing comes from every opportunity so a big opportunity like this will open the door to several positive things. IFP will give me a look into the logistics behind what fuels the industry of independent films. I can build good relationships with filmmakers and gain an understanding of where I would like to move forward. 

Anthony Rios

Recording Arts

Anthony has been volunteering at Huntley Community Radio. We asked Anthony a few questions about his volunteer work and here's what he had to say!

What have you learned from your experience working with Huntley Community Radio? 


I have learned that with my skill set, there are opportunities out there that you wouldn't know existed until you go out and explore. It's honestly something I never thought I'd do until starting and it's great because it's so unique.

How has your collaboration with Huntley Community Radio contributed to your professional development?


It has contributed the fact that I can add Sound Effect Technician to my resume, which is a pretty cool title if you ask me. It also brings me plenty of pride to say that I was able to do sound design for a radio station. Pretty much overall, the experience is great and will instill memories and points in my life that I will never forget as I go forward.

What advice do you have for students hesitant in pursuing volunteer and/or internship opportunities?


I say go for it! No need to wait. Only good can come from it. You never know what opportunities can come by networking. And above all, once your ready to start your career, you will already have worked in the field and have a great reference for them to call. To be honest, I might just go for another opportunity upon completing this one. The more experience and references, the better chance of landing your dream career!

Make sure to listen to Anthony's recent project with Huntley Community Radio at:



Ariel Ross

Digital Media, Postproduction

Ariel is a 2016 Digital Media, Postproduction graduate and she's currently a Freelance  Video Editor at FCBX. We asked Ariel a few questions about her current role and here's what she had to say!

What do you like most about working as a freelancer at FCBX?​

The best part of working as a freelancer at FCBX is that I am able to work with a great group of people and I can see myself improving just by being in a really creative environment. I also like that it enables me to still do my own work at the same time.

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


Network, network, network! Any person that you meet is a job opportunity waiting to happen. Be sure to tell people what you do and be excited about it – people love it when you love what you do, so let that show!


How did your experience at TFC help you join your industry? 

TFC really gives you the tools you need to succeed in the industry. They teach you how to collaborate and how to accept criticism. So much of what you learn in school are not things that you can rate on a scale or even describe, but they teach you how to thrive in this industry in every way.


What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates come along?


People who are passionate about what they do and are fun to work with! You spend more time with your co-workers than your spouse so you really want to work with people who make work a fun place to be. And passion is often more important than skill because if you love it you want to make your work as good as possible as opposed to just getting it done.

What was your favorite thing about TFC?


My favorite thing about TFC was that when I wanted to learn something I had unlimited resources, whether it was teachers, software, or the newest technology - everything was right at my fingertips. When you leave school learning is something you have to search for, but at TFC it was always right there in front of me.

Name one thing that made you choose TFC over other colleges?


I am a do-er and TFC is a place where students don’t just watch, they do. I knew that I wouldn’t need to wait to apply the things I would learn. And from the minute I walked in it was a nonstop whirlwind of learning and doing.

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


The only thing I would do differently would be to do MORE. There are so many cool opportunities and awesome people to do them with, and in school you have the time to do those things. I wish I had the time now to just create things that I love, experiment with new technology or find new ways to tell stories.


Counseling Film Screening: Oct. 11,  2017

Screening Room | 2:15 - 3:15PM

Halloween Celebration:  Oct. 31, 2017



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.







Beginning this Fall, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (Driver's License or State ID) at the InfoCommons service desk if you wish to use the TV, Blu-Ray player, and/or one of the gaming systems in the InfoCommons (XBOX360, PS3, Wii). Your ID WILL BE RETURNED when you have returned all borrowed remotes and/or controllers.  





What are your strengths? Name a situation where you thrived. 

Ever encountered these questions in a job interview and had no reply or an adequate one? It happens. 

Join us for our Storytelling for Jobseekers series and we’ll make sure you have plenty to say. 

Champion, master storyteller, and actor James Gordon will guide you as you tap into your stories and will help you present them in a compelling way that make you standout in the interview.

Representatives from the Workforce Connection will be available following each session to provide additional assistance with resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search strategies.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT


Berwyn Public Library

2701 South Harlem Avenue

Berwyn, IL 60402


Kizuki Care

In Kizuki, we are passionate on giving back to our community and we want to invite you to join us!

Participate in our anime nights in October starting 10/03/2017,


  • Guests who make a charitable donation toward the designated foundation (We recommend $2 per guest) will be able to make a seating reservation during movie nights (Up to 10 reservations per event, rest of the seating is first come first serve with free admission).

  • We will take down your reservation based on your doaniton amoun (Example, $6 donation for a party of three)

  • 10% of the Dessert Sales will benefit a specific charitable foundation during the anime night.


WedNESDAY, October 4, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT


Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya Wicker Park

1482 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622


Join AbelCine for a special event on Saturday, October 7: our Chicago Cinema Tech Expo!

Last year's Fall Tech Expo was such a success that we are doing it again — except this year we've expanded the event to a whole new space, with more gear, workshops, and activities. This is a free, full-day event, so don't miss out!


The day's activities will include:





Saturday, October 7, 2017

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT


AbelCine, Chicago

2602 W. 16th street, 4th floor

Chicago, IL 60608


Join Free Spirit Media and Kartemquin Films in this insightful discussion about diverse voices in media at the 2017 Chicago Cinema Tech Expo. The session will kickoff with a shared presentation between FSM/KTQ on the topic. Attendees will then participate in a roundtable networking discussion with working professionals who can address the importance of incubating diverse voices in storytelling and can share their personal experience. This session is limited to 25 participants, so preregistrations are encouraged.


2:00-2:15: Introduction on the topic discussion
2:15-2:45: Roundtable discussion
2:45-3:00: Conclusion and networking


Saturday, October 7, 2017

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT


Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

2602 W 16th St

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60608


Classic Album Sundays, Saturday Audio Exchange, CHIRP Radio, Dark Matter Coffee, and event organizer Sam Willett will be celebrating the raw rock legacy The Strokes' Is This It by listening to it in its entirety on vinyl.

Is This It was celebrated as a classic indie rockalbum weeks after its release in July 2001. Odd genres like nu-metal and boy band pop were kings of the radio when The Strokes dropped their debut, and their audience couldn't been more thankful. Its seamless 10-tracks are all-killer, no-filler and seen as a revival of the sounds of late 70s NYC rock pioneers, like Television, The Ramones, and The Velvet Underground. Is This It's nonchalant coolness continues to reverberate in modern music and influence artists like Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, and Vampire Weekend.

Saturday Audio Exchange, a well-renowned Chicago independent music dealer, will be providing a custom-curated hi-fi audio system to make this experience come to life on vinyl. In attending the event, you will listen to the album as if you are watching a movie- no phones, no distractions, and complete focus on the beauty engrained in Is This It. Take a look at the sound equipment Classic Album Sundays typically uses at their events here.


5:30-6:30 pm- Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by The Strokes, including Guided by Voices, The Velvet Underground, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Life Without Buildings, and The Cure. Free Sam-made Lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees. It's also BYOB.

6:35 pm- Sam gives presentation on Is This It, detailing its recording process and lyrical content


6:45 pm- Sam drops the needle on Is This It


Sunday, October 22, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT


Saturday Audio Exchange

1021 West Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657


Do you lack a Process in your social media and marketing plan?

When you take beautiful photos, it's only fair to share with the world your creations but how can you keep them from being shared incorrectly by your clients?

If you are in search of a technology training session to create, schedule and consistently post without another day slipping by, this course is a must have!

Introducing new and free tools that you can easily implement into your busiest season without interrupting day to day operations. We touch on how to create a watermark that doesn't distract from your style, creating posts with your unique brand identity, scheduling and tagging a set of posts and then tieing it all together with Instagram and Facebook analytics. We will also take a peek into your work flow to make sure your other marketing outlets are organized and deadlines are met.

If you are ready to make 2018 the most profitable year to date, it all starts with a clean and effective work flow and process in order to track, manage, and broadcast your best images!


Dana Magnus has been capturing portraits and growing her business Coast to Coast since 2009. She has worked as a marketing director for over 5 years for a variety of brands to create and share each unique company story.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT


Helix Camera & Video

100 North Walnut Street

Itasca, IL 60143


College can be affordable! Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. The experts at Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will let you know what paperwork you’ll need, what to expect throughout the whole process, and take you step-by-step in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s important to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st so your student receives the greatest amount of financial support before it’s distributed to other FAFSA applicants. There’s no need to wait for new tax forms- you can use your tax forms from 2014-2015.

9am-11am Breakfast workshop (Free Chick-fil-A) – Get all your questions answered about the financial aid process, getting scholarships, and support for first-generation students. Open to parents of 9th-12th grade students and current college students. 12th grade students, current college students, and/or their parents can sign up for the workshop AND the one-on-one appointments.

11am-4pm Appointments- Sit down with an expert from ISAC who will help you make sure the FAFSA application is completed on time and with accuracy. 12th grade students, current college students, and/or their parents make 50 minute appointments with ISAC representatives who are experts in the financial aid process.

To sign up for the workshop and/or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please sign up below by calling 708.532.0500, or emailing


Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT


The Bridge Teen Center

15555 S 71st Court

Orland Park, IL 60462


Now recruiting for clubs for Fall!

Feel free to let us know via email if you'd like to start your own club or join an existing club.

The more the merrier!







9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602


Students (Career Services)


Students (Student Services)





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