Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Wanted: Japanese Language Professionals

The demand and earning potential for professionals with Japanese language skills are on the rise. Industry leaders such as Netflix, Honda, SalesForce, Nintendo, and AFLAC are desperately seeking professionals trained in Japanese translation, interpretation, and localization management—they have contacted us to highlight this need! Winnie Heh, Career Advisor, and Professor Tanya Williams, Program Coordinator for the Japanese Translation and Interpretation programs, will discuss this growing career field. They will show how, with the right language skills and training, you can transition into high-earning and fulfilling careers.

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 3 PM pacific time

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.

Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2018. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.

There are three deadlines for 2018: early is March 7 ($45 entry fee), regular is April 10 ($60 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($85 entry fee).

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.

Do you want to learn about Advertising and Marketing? Check out these short videos!

Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) created a series of short video clips from a diverse group of industry pros talking about the industry and answering all sorts of questions students have, but don’t have anyone to ask. Click here to view them.


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What Publishers, Book Manufacturers, and Authors Need to Know in 2018

It’s that time of year when publishers, book manufacturers, and authors are identifying the key trends that will influence their roles in the industry during the next 12 months. In 2018, the publishing industry will likely follow the broader patterns that have been seen throughout the past decade, including the rise of small publishers, digital platforms, and new formats. This webinar is designed to share industry leaders’ perspectives on how these trends will impact your business goals this year and in the years to come.

Key concepts we’ll explore include:

  • How will publishers deal with various trends of the past decade, including the rise of e-books, indie publishing, Amazon’s dominance over the industry?
  • What print technologies are in place to meet customer demands for shorter runs and ultra-fast turnarounds?
  • With hundreds of titles being driven by independent and self-publishers, what’s the best way for new authors to get discovered?

This webinar will also cover how publishers, authors, and book manufacturers can evaluate business models to drive readership and make content available where and when consumers want it.

Come to this session armed with your questions. You’ll be able to submit questions directly to our panelists for a live Q&A session during the hour.

Sponsored by Canon Solutions America

Click here to register for this free webinar today!

Can’t make it on February 22? No problem! Book Business webinars are archived for 90 days after the live event. Click here to register and get access to this webinar, both live and on-demand.

Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program

The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies. Click here to learn more about the foundation and fellowship opportunity.