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Resources for Current Students

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Resources for Prospective Students

If you're considering enrolling as a freshman or thinking of transfering into our program, you might want to explore these available resources.

Important Internship Resources

  • Internship Handbook
    The Intern Handbook contains policies and procedures for seeking and applying for the required Senior Internship.
  • Intern Handbook

  • EM Students On Their Internships

    The Electronic Media Department is extremely proud of our Senior Internship program, which offers students real-world experience where they can apply what they've learned. This capstone experience offers full-time, full-semester experiences at one of over 100 intern locations covering Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and more.

    Charles Hanlon interned at Propulsion Media Labs in Malvern, PA. Charlie graduated in May 2014.

    Devin Raventos served her internship at Take One Productions in Lancaster. Devin graduated in May 2014.

    Matthew Carson interned at WPVI-TV 6ABC in Philadelphia in their Creative Services Department. Matt graduated in the Summer 2013 and is now working Freelance Cameraman for the Delaware 87ers.

    Andy Wlazewski finished out his internship with the Reading Royals in Reading, PA. Andy graduated in May, 2013 and is now the Director of Creative Services with the Royals.

Sample Student Productions

    Students in various classes produce programming which airs on several different cable systems serving the surrounding areas. Other students produce projects for their own learning experience. Check out a sampling of some of their work.

  • Dept. of Electronic Media YouTube channel

Eye on Alumni

We have hundreds upon hundreds of alumni who have moved on into successful careers both in and out of the field of electronic media. We'd like to share some of their stories.

Mandi Venturino, 2010 EM Alum

Mandi Venturino has had some great experiences in television throughout her 4-year career so far and has done more traveling than most of us will do in a lifetime. Mandi graduated from the Electronic Media program in 2010. She built on her internship connections with ABC in New York and landed a position with the ABC News Program "What Would You Do" as a production assistant until 2011.

      

In early 2012 she moved to Orlando, Florida to be the story production assistant for the MTV Reality show, "WakeBrothers". When that program completed production she moved back home to work as the Lead Audience Coordinator on, "America's Got Talent." In September 2012, she packed her bags again, jumped in an RV and traveled around the country for 2 months as the story production assistant for CMT's, "My Big Redneck Vacation Season 3". Mandi found herself back in Orlando, Florida in November working as the office PA for Pink Sneakers Productions.

In February 2013 Mandi was offered the job as Associate Producer for the History Channel's "Hatfield's and McCoy's: White Lightning". She lived in West Virginia for 4 months during the show's production. By July 2013 she was the Field Producer for a new reality show for MTV called "Expiration Dating". In August of that year she was hired to serve as the Associate Producer for Discovery Channel's production of "The Devil's Ride Season 3" which was shot in San Diego, California. In October 2013, ABC News "What Would You Do" (WWYD) hired her again as an Associate Producer. During her time with WWYD, ABC created their own production company called Lincoln Square Productions, for which she now works as the field producer for a new reality show that will be airing sometime in 2015.

             

As to her success, Mandi has this advice: "You can never ever settle for what people tell you is the best you can do. Take risks... It's what the business is all about. No one is going to hand you anything, you need to want it and you need to go for it even if people tell you that you can't succeed. Move across the country if you have to. Love what you do. Have passion."

I think it's safe to say that Mandi is happy to have recently gotten an apartment in NY and can take a pause in her travels - for the time being at least.

We hope you'll look for her name in the credits!!!

Rebecca Murga, 2002 EM Alum

Rebecca Murga works in Los Angeles as a writer, producer, and director while also serving as a Captain and Public Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve. She is both an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran.

       

She has been published by the New York Times, The Global Journal, The Morning Call, the San Jose Mercury, and her photography has been exhibited in galleries across the country. She has produced and directed for Mundo Fox, ABC, and the Pentagon Channel. Rebecca is completing a Documentary Film titled Patriotas: A look at the lives of Latinos serving in the military released in Dec 2013.

As a speaker and veteran advocate she has spoken to crowds of over 600 regarding a woman's experience in the military and veterans issues. Rebecca works closely with non-profit organizations such as Women's Veterans Connect and NCIRE to help promote and support veterans across the country.

She is a member of Veterans in Film and Television and has a small brown dog named Juno who doesn't listen to her at all.

As part of ABC's annual "Home for the Holidays" campaign, and in support of Disney's company-wide "Heroes Work Here" initiative, which served as the foundation for a recent Veteran's hiring event at Walt Disney World featuring a keynote address by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, ABC honored our military veterans with several new elements this year by premiering five short films written, directed, and produced by U.S. Veterans highlighting the creative work from our military servicemen and women.

Five talented U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry were selected to create digital short films which will be thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home this holiday season. As part of the initiative, these five U.S. Veteran storytellers and their short films were mentored throughout the creative process by experienced creative teams from some of ABC's most successful series. The five short films began to debut on ABC.com in November, and served as the kick-off for the "Home for the Holidays" campaign.

In addition to the five digital short films, "Home for the Holidays" will continue its tradition in welcoming our veterans' home through holiday greetings from some of ABC's biggest names. This year, the seven-time Grammy award-winning group, Lady Antebellum, recorded a cover of "Celebrate Me Home," which is the official anthem of ABC's "Home for the Holidays."

Captain Rebecca Murga's production, THE LETTER, was mentored by Jeannine Renshaw (executive producer, "Grey's Anatomy") and Armand Mastroianni (Director, "The Celestine Prophecy," "Touched By An Angel," "Stephen King's Dead Zone")

Rebecca's film tells the heartwarming story of a little girl who writes a letter to Santa. She is angry at Santa because every Christmas she doesn't get what she asks for. This year, the only thing she wants is for her mother, who is deployed to Afghanistan, to come back home for Christmas.

        

"I want people to understand there are women out there who give up a lot to serve their country.They leave behind their kids, families, and homes, and don't ask for recognition or awards. They are strong women that walk around the streets, women you would pass by and never even notice, but women who would lay down their lives for their country, just like a man would. And, in some cases, they did pay the ultimate sacrifice. Those are the type of stories that need to be told". - Rebecca Jill Murga

Check out her film "The Letter" by clicking on the link below!

The Letter

Alumni Links

    We invite our alumni to use the link below (or go directly to "Links" above) to access current and past editions to SEGUE, our alumni newsletter, homecoming pictures, and a variety of other links to department resources that may be of interest.

  • Alumni Links

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