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    On-Campus Info Session: Harvardwood 101 & Summer Internship Program

    Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Office of Career Services in Cambridge, MA

    Current Harvard students, planning to apply for Harvardwood 101 to spend your 2017 J-term in Los Angeles? Want to learn more about obtaining and excelling at a summer internship in Hollywood? Attend this on-campus info session on both Harvardwood programs at the Office of Career Services.

    Harvardwood offers two programs for current students: Harvardwood 101, which takes place during the January term, and the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP). At this event, you'll learn about the application procedure, timeline, and logistics of both programs, followed by a chat with current students (see bios below) who have done both programs. Finally, the info session will conclude with Q&As with the student panelists and Harvardwood's Executive Director.

    Pizza will be served!

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.  The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services. Harvardwood 101 begins with a mandatory "bootcamp" week of company visits, speaker panels, and networking mixers with Harvard alums who work in entertainment. Students also attend film and TV panels, in addition to getting a "behind the scenes" look at studios, working film sets, talent agencies, production companies, and music labels. All Harvardwood 101 students also have the opportunity to apply directly to selected summer internships at major entertainment companies. Detailed information will be given to all applicants once the 101 program begins in Los Angeles.

    Check out Harvardwood's brochure for students (PDF DOWNLOAD).


    Student panelists will include:

    Anjali.jpgAnjali Raghunathan AB '18 (Harvardwood 101 & HSIP)

    Anjali is a senior in Comparative Literature studying Classical Lit and Adaptation.

    Although she's been writing for as long as she can remember, she only seriously considered screenwriting as an option after she started college. She loves watching TV and writing crazy stories, characters, and dialogue—but realized pretty quickly she had absolutely no idea how to write an actual screenplay. 

    Her first job in film was working at an indie production company in New York, during which she acted completely incompetent the whole time. She was lucky enough to do Harvardwood 101 next, which taught her a million very essential things about Hollywood and lit a fire under her to keep reaching out to people and improving her writing. She did a J-termship with Anonymous Content through 101 and an internship with Lin Pictures this summer, also through Harvardwood (HSIP). Right now, she's juggling writing her senior thesis and an idea for a TV pilot. 

    Reed McMurchy AB '19 (Harvardwood 101)

    Headshot.jpgReed is a rising junior studying Government and History. Raised in Connecticut, he is very interested in entertainment, news-media, business, and politics.

    Following his freshman year, he worked at the Fox News Channel with Megyn Kelly on her highly rated, primetime program The Kelly File. Last January, he attended Harvardwood 101 in Los Angeles and can attest it has been his “greatest experience at Harvard so far!” This past summer he ultimately accepted a job in Washington D.C., but hopes to return to the world of entertainment very soon.

    At Harvard, Reed is a member of the Varsity Men's Lightweight Rowing Team, is taking as many film courses as he can, and is involved in several political groups.

    zauzmer.jpgEmily Zauzmer AB '18 (Harvardwood 101 & HSIP)

    Emily Zauzmer, a senior in Lowell, is concentrating in Folklore & Mythology, with a special focus in pop culture. She has interned at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, People magazine, the TBS & TNT television network, and the ACLU. She has also done winternships at Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Fashion Police, and Young & Hungry. On campus, she founded the Harvard Pop Culture Club.

    Question+Create: A Harvard Alumni Gathering on the Arts

    Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM through September 16, 2017 · $140.00 USD
    Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

    The arts ask us to look closely. To slow down. To reflect. To question. To imagine.

    This September, our alumni community will come together to explore the role of the arts at Harvard and in the world. Join us and discover how the arts are shaping Harvard's campus and community. Meet alumni, students, and faculty practitioners from across the globe who are using the arts to inspire new ways of thinking and creating. Examine the role of the arts in cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Discover how we can use art to teach and inspire empathy. And grow your community of alumni who care about the arts.

    During the program, you will:

    • Hear from President Drew Gilpin Faust about Harvard’s commitment to the arts.
    • Participate in a variety of faculty- and alumni-led sessions, including TED-style talks, interactive conversations, and more.
    • Experience performances by Harvard arts practitioners.
    • Expand your network of alumni who share an interest in the arts.

    We look forward to welcoming you back to Harvard for this special program. 

    Full program here.

    Question+Create: Harvardwood Mixer

    Friday, September 15, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge, MA

    This September, Harvard University's alumni community will come together to explore the role of the arts at Harvard and in the world. On the first evening of the event, Harvardwood is organizing a mixer for ALL alumni to attend.

    Whether you work in or are interested in the arts, media, and entertainment, swing by the SECOND FLOOR of Charlie's Kitchen, a Harvard Square favorite, between 7pm and 9pm and say hello! Harvardwood's Executive Director, Dona Le AB '05, will be there to chat and answer any questions you might have about our SIG.

    Free to attend. Cash bar.


  • We need YOU: Seeking volunteer interviewers/writers for our alum profiles!

    Harvardwood seeks writers to handle monthly profile pieces on Harvard alumni in the entertainment industry.

    Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 1000-1200 word profile piece. Writers should be familiar with both the Harvard community and the entertainment industry, and may suggest profile subjects of interest. Some reporting and/or interview skills are required, as well as poise and a discreet manner. 

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    9/24 Extended deadline: HWP-Features in NYC

    Are you an aspiring screenwriter living in NYC? A professional screenwriter living in NYC? An aspiring professional (or professional aspiring) screenwriter living in NYC? If yes, join us for the Fall 2017 cohort of the Harvardwood Writers Program - Features in New York. The deadline to apply has been EXTENDED to Sunday, Sept. 24th!

    All applicants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this fall / winter.

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