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WELCOME TO MEDIA INTERNSHIPS ONLINE!

INSTRUCTOR: 
Francine Podenski francine.podenski@mail.ccsf.edu

College and Industry Internships Online supports students in Broadcast Electronic Media Arts and other media related programs offered at City College of San Francisco in internships both within the college and outside the college at industry sites.  Register for the class as soon as you can.  Plan on attending an orientation session to learn more about this class. You can find details about the orientation session meetings below.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 
  • Professional work habits and behavior.
  • Best practices team building and teamwork.
  • Time management.
  • Preparation and evaluation of an industry appropriate resume.
  • Best practices in media industry business communication
  • Best practices in attending and conducting meetings.
  • Develop and refine professional networking skills.
  • Best practices in dealing with a difficult client or colleague.
  • Plan for further career development.

COURSE ORIENTATION SESSIONS:
Instruction begins on Monday, January 12, 2015.
 
Students are encouraged to log onto the course and begin work on the course starting January 12 --- prior to the in person course orientation session and introduce yourself on the discussion board. There will be two College and Industry Internships Online orientation sessions. The City College of San Francisco ONLINE home page is at http://insight.ccsf.edu Choose one orientation session to attend to learn more about this course:    

  • Session #1:  Friday, January 23 , 12:15-2:00 pm in ArtX 170 on Ocean Campus
  • Session #2:  Tuesday, January 27, 5:30-7:30 pm in ArtX 170 on Ocean Campus
Plan on attending an orientation session to learn more about the class, the requirements, and  in person meetings scheduled periodically throughout the semester.  If you would like to add this class after Spring 15 registration is closed, please attend one of the course orientation sessions,  email francine.podenski@mail.ccsf.edu  OR stop by my office at ArtX 161 on Ocean Campus.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
College Internships (BCST 160) - 1 unit (may be repeated for up to 8 units)
On-campus college internship in an approved media related installation within the college such as Broadcast Media Services, Educational Access Television, Audio Visual Department, Education Technology Department, Office of Governmental Relations, District Marketing Office, and Diego Rivera Theater.  Students have also interned with various departments designing and maintaining websites and producing other media related materials for those programs. It is highly recommended that students enrolled in this class be taking related media production classes concurrently.  This internship may be paid or unpaid.

Industry Internships (BCST 165) - 1 unit (may be repeated or expanded for up to 8 units)
Observation and supervised off-campus experience in an approved media industry installation such as a television station, a video production firm, a sound recording studio, a radio station, a corporate media department, or a multimedia production team. Students are strongly encouraged to have completed a minimum of six units in media related classes *AND* either have completed all requirements for a certificate **OR** be concurrently in enrolled related media production classes.



FINDING AN INTERNSHIP:
Students are not placed at internship sites by the college.  Each student, with the support of this class, is responsible for applying for and acquiring their own internship.   A list of possible internship opportunities will be available to enrolled students inside the password protected course materials located on INSIGHT by Friday, January 16.
   It's a good idea to start looking for an internship  before the first day of instruction  by searching the internet, contacting industry connections, and asking instructors of media production classes you are enrolled in or have successfully completed for ideas.

First and second semester students are welcome to register for the College Internship class and apply for internships within the college district.  Students interested in an Industry Internship are expected to have successfully completed related coursework at City College of San Francisco or another accredited college or university.

REQUIREMENTS
:
Students must be concurrently enrolled in a total of seven City College of San Francisco credit units to be eligible to take this class.  One or more units may be for the internship class and the remaining units must be other classes that are related to the internship.   The only exception to the seven unit requirement: 1) you have completed all other requirements for a CCSF-BEMA Certificate of Accomplishment except the internship; AND, 2) you attended City College of San Francisco during Fall 2014.

Required coursework includes the onsite internship, weekly readings & online discussions, resume, field study report, weekly journal,  five year career plan and attendance at three class meetings.  Instructions for each assignment are available online. Students can log on to the course materials starting January 12, 2015.

ATTEND THREE REQUIRED CLASS MEETINGS DURING the semester:
There will be THREE IN PERSON CLASS MEETINGS  scheduled during the semester.  Attendance is required at these meetings.  Each of the required class meetings will be scheduled so that students can choose to attend either on a Tuesday from 5:30-7pm or on a Friday 12:15-2pm. 

CLASS MEETING SCHEDULE: (These meeting dates will be posted on January 12)
Students can choose whether to attend a Tuesday evening session **OR** a Friday afternoon session for each meeting:

CLASS MEETING #1 - MEDIA RESUME WORKSHOP in ArtX 170 on Ocean Campus
Attend either Friday, TBA , 12:15-2pm  OR  Tuesday, TBA, 5:30-7pm
CLASS MEETING #2 - INDUSTRY FIELD STUDY PRESENTATIONS in ArtX 170 on Ocean Campus
Attend either Friday TBA,
12:15-2pm  OR  Tuesday, TBA,  5:30-7pm
CLASS MEETING #3 - CAREER PLAN PRESENTATIONS in ArtX 170 on Ocean Campus
Attend either Friday, TBA,
12:15-2pm   OR  Tuesday, TBA 5:30-7pm


CCSF EMAIL REQUIRED:
You have been assigned a CCSFmail account by  City College of San Francisco.  All communication about this course, about grades and assignments, responses to questions, etc. will be through your CCSFmail account. This is the same email account that you received your registration date and other communications from the college. You are responsible for checking this email account on a regular basis.


LOGGING ONTO THE ONLINE COURSE:
You will receive information about how to log onto the course from the City College of San Francisco Education Technology Department. The email will be sent to the same address that you gave the college for other correspondence from City College of San Francisco.

The City College of San Francisco online course website is named INSIGHT and is located at http://insight.ccsf.edu  You click onto the INSIGHT Home Page any time starting now and review general information about City College of San Francisco online courses.   Students registered in CCSF online classes may log on to CCSF INSIGHT password protected online course materials starting Monday, January 12, 2015.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
If you need special accommodations, please let me know by emailing francine.podenski@mail.ccsf.edu  and also please contact DSPS


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