Thursday, 13 March 2014

Graduate Panel Friday March 21st - how do graduates find work in digital media?

Last year's graduate panel discussion
On Friday March 21st we will be running a Graduate Panel from noon until 3pm for all our undergraduate students studying Film & TV Production, Animation and Audio & Music Production. The idea is to bring back some of our most successful alumni, those who have progressed well within their first few years of graduating and beyond, to share their experiences and make suggestions as to how our students might achieve that vital big break into their chosen field.

Who will be there? Our guests will be Bucks graduates, many of them working in animation and digital media, who will be returning to the Uni to share their insights into how they forged their careers. They were themselves students at Bucks, so they know better than anyone what it takes to turn a degree from BNU into a successful career in digital media.

Who is coming?
Among the returning animation graduates will be Jaffar Ali, who recently landed a paid internship at Vizrt. You can see an interview with Jaffar about his new internship here. Also attending is Andy Thomas, who has built a stellar career doing design and architectural visualisation for the multinational engineering company URS.

Why should you come along?

Graduate Panel will be our third such event. We have had great feedback from previous panels, which have been full of helpful advice and guidance to students on how to forge a successful career. We encourage all our students, not just those in their final year, to make the effort to attend.

Free cakes! Yay!
Are there any freebies?
Yes! By way of a small bribe, there will be coffee and cakes laid on, so be sure to eat as much as you possibly can.

Where is it happening?
The event will take place on Friday at noon in N4.06. It is building number 4 on the map below, on the 4th floor.

To find out more about what you can expect, see our post about last year's Graduate Panel here. In the meantime, put together a list of questions for our panelists. How, really, did they get their jobs? Was it talent, connections - or just plain luck? Come along, ask the tough questions, and hear the answers.


(Editor's Note: To see more about how we're taking active steps to help our graduates find work, check out our commercial project for Rocketseed, and our short film done for a global aid agency.


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