Current students, you've got until Sunday, October 22nd to apply to the 2018 Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!
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.
The 2017 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
- The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 2-8th.
- The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 9-21st, or a portion thereof.
This program is open to all current Harvard College students who are Full Members of Harvardwood. If you're not a Harvardwood member yet, just contact Ruth Wilson of the Harvard OCS; the OCS is kindly covering students' Harvardwood membership dues.
Applicants do not have to demonstrate prior experience in the arts, media, and entertainment—just a genuine interest in pursuing a career in one (or more!) of those fields!
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 (see below for a list of companies that have participated in the past).
An optional J-termship is available for students to apply their knowledge in a hands-on, short-term internship experience for the balance of the term. Students can opt to stay only for the mandatory bootcamp week.