The Career Development Department was established to ensure students are fully prepared to begin their job search upon graduation and to create awareness among employers so they look to F.I.R.S.T. Institute graduates as a major source of staffing and internship opportunities.
Once students complete half of their program, they become eligible to access Career Development services which include:
Students are able to set an appointment with the Career Development Department which will review and provide recommendations on cover letters, resumes, demo reel packaging, business cards, and professionalism as a whole.
The content provided in the Career Development Handbook and program course is tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the digital media industry.
Experience from an internship and attendance at networking events provide students with the necessary experience to graduate with confidence and with industry contacts. Instructors also conduct mock interviews to prepare students for seeking jobs upon graduation.
Internship and employment opportunities are posted by the Career Development Department year round via the Career Development Board, Facebook, and eNewsletters. Students may choose to take full advantage of these or can take it upon themselves to find opportunities.
After graduation, the Career Development Department will continue to be in touch with graduates to see how their job search advances and in which areas they may need additional assistance. Students are required to fill out employment verification paperwork during their first few months following graduation to satisfy accreditation regulations.
*F.I.R.S.T. Institute does not guarantee employment.