Monday: Get The Scoop on How to Get into The Entertainment Business

Ever dreamed of being named to the cast of SNL? Or simply working in the film, tv, or media industry? Don’t miss our program next Monday — and learn how to use Dartmouth’s exclusive alumni network for Entertainment & Media. RSVP now to attend.

“Landing A Career in Film, Television, New Media, or Entertainment”
Monday, October 1, 2012
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Career Services Workshop Room  (Note location change from 101 Collis. RSVP requested)

President of Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association (dartmouthentertainment.org), Jethro Rothe-Kushel ’03 will be on campus for a Q&A with students.  Jethro is a Los Angeles based director and producer of motion pictures, television, documentaries and New Media.

In 2000 as a freshman at Dartmouth, Rothe-Kushel received a grant to direct a documentary about homelessness in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, through Career Services, he received the Reynold’s grant to create short documentaries in Mexico.

Rothe-Kushel worked as a creative producer and executive with emerging writers from NYU, UCLA, USC, & AFI to develop film & television projects for major studios and networks including Warner Bros, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Disney, Sony Pictures, & Paramount.  He went on to produce 10 feature films, and he has worked in television including “The Oscars,” “Frontline,” and “Ghost Whisperer.”  In addition, he has directed music videos for MTV, VH1, as well as national commercials.

During his career, he has worked with Ron Howard, Bruce Cohen, McG, Bennett Miller, Alanis Morissette, James Toback, Brett Ratner, Danny Boyle, Spike Jonze, Gus Van Sant, Aisha Tyler, Warren Beatty, Magic Johnson, James Belushi, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech & Chong, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash, Alice In Chains, Deepak Chopra, Melissa Etheridge, Hugh Hefner, Buck Henry, Dustin Lance Black, Tarsem, Gary Busey, Sarah Silverman, Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle, and Scarlett Johansson.

In addition to his work in traditional film and TV, Rothe-Kushel has been a pioneer of new media since its inception. He was among the first in the field to monetize Internet-based viral content, and he has successfully developed, produced and deployed online content for local and federal government as well small businesses as well as Fortune 500 Companies like Nestlé.

In 2009, in addition to being selected as one of 30 of the most influential thought leaders under 30, Rothe-Kushel supervised the Los Angeles production of the top of the broadcast for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. In 2011, he produced “Golden Gods” for MTV & VH1, produced a stereoscopic 3D project, and produced four up-coming feature films, including Dream In American Rock & Roll: the Movie, and The Secret Lives of Dorks, starring James Belushi & Jennifer Tilly.  His up-coming movies The Courier and The Ganzfeld Experiment feature Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Dominic Purcell (Hijacked), and Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future).

Rothe-Kushel has partnered with former agents (ICM, APA, Innovative, Gersh) on a Hollywood based production and management company. He also serves the board of delegates for the Producer’s Guild of America.

To learn more about Jethro Rothe-Kushel, check out his bio on IMDB.

Today: Learn How to Ace the Case Interview!

Wondering how to prepare for case interviews? There’s still time to sign up for the “Cracking the Case” workshop today — led by experienced consultants:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012; 4:30 at Silsby Room 028
To sign up, click here.

(If you haven’t heard of case interviews before, case interviewing is a technique used frequently used by employers to gauge your approach to problem solving. Employers interviewing students on-campus generally let you know in advance if they will be using a case during your interviews so you can prepare in advance.)

Green Careers Digest: Environmental Jobs & Internships

Every two weeks during the term, we send a short list of environmental career opportunities to all students who have subscribed to receive this information via Dartboard. If you see something you want to share with the list, send an e-mail to Chandlee Bryan.

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TOPICS INCLUDE: 

1)      Environment America –  Environmental Fellowship Program POST-GRAD (2 yr)

2)      Green Corps – Environmental Leadership Program POST-GRAD (1 yr) (Nationwide)

3)      New York Sun Works – WINTER INTERNSHIP (NY)

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (MD)

5)      United Nations Environment Programme – WINTER INTERN (DC)

6)      Climate Institute – WINTER INTERNSHIP (DC)

7)      DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIPS (Nationwide)

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science – INTERNSHIP

9)      All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – March 1 (NY)

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1)      Environment America  – Environmental Fellowship Program (2 yr.) (Nation-wide) (POST-GRAD) Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. The two-year Fellowship Program for recent graduates teaches participants to plan and run strategic state and national campaigns. Learn how to identify solutions to critical environmental problems and organize public support for your campaigns. To apply, submit your application through Dartboard by October 7.

2)      Green Corps  –  Environmental Leadership Program  (1 Yr)  (Nation-wide)
Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws supporting clean, renewable energy, and convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans.  Get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. 35 college graduates from across the U.S. will be selected to participate in this paid program. Apply through Dartboard by October 7.

3)      New York Sun Works – Winter Internship (NYC)
Implement a hands-on/project based environmental sciences curriculum while using 21st century urban farming technology at a cutting-edge learning environment, the Greenhouse Project Classrooms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Help Greenhouse Project classroom teachers with daily teaching and system maintenance for facility with features ranging from solar panels and hydroponics to a fish farm and weather station. The position is unpaid but includes a Metro card for transportation. Application deadline to apply for winter deadlines is Friday, October 5.

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program  (MD) Gain hands-on experience in environmental research and education working directly with senior researchers. A National Science Foundation (NSF) designated Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research work. Paid opportunities available throughout the year.

5)      The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Winter Internship (DC)
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America (RONA), works to ensure that UNEP global programs satisfactorily address regional needs and priorities. Projects are assigned based on skills, knowledge and interests; opportunities available in Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF). Winter application deadline is October 15.

6)      The Climate Institute  Winter Internship (DC)
The Climate Institute seeks to inform key government and corporate decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. Voluntary internships are available in Washington, DC and on a virtual basis. Apply now for winter term internships – and follow-up to educate the Institute on your availability based on the Dartmouth term calendar.

7)      Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) – Nationwide
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Winter application deadline is October 1.

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) – Internship (Quechee, VT)
VINS provides environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operates New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center. Call to discuss potential opportunities for Winter term.

9)      All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career FairMarch 1, 2013 (NY)
Interested in environmental internships, full-time jobs, and career opportunities from grad school and sustainability to wind power and environmental advocacy? Mark your calendar for March 1, 2013. You’re invited.

Hey ’13s!: RSVP By Wednesday for “Strictly for Seniors” (A Must Do)

Is the stress of figuring out what to do after graduation is becoming too much to bear? Or maybe you’re chomping at the bit to start the recruiting process, but not quite sure how to navigate Dartboard?

Thursday begins our first “Strictly for Seniors” workshop – a great chance to get career advice, as well as boost your campus recruiting readiness. With September 23rd marking the first cycle application and resume deadline, our SEPT. 13 & 16  “Strictly for Seniors” workshops will tell you all you need to know to start figuring out work and school post graduation.

Along with tips on how to apply for jobs on and off-campus, learn:

  • How to plan your job search and work your plan
  • Practical advice on managing your schedule & setting goals
  • Tips on your options (job, grad school, etc.)
  • How to register w/ Career Services to receive Career Blitzes and updates on opportunities of interest to you

RSVP by visiting this LINK and selecting “Strictly for Seniors.” In order to attend, your reservation is  REQUIRED by NOON on 9/12. All attendees will receive a ‘timeline and action step’ workbook !