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. 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.
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.
Our student panelists are...
- Rachel Harner (Harvardwood 101 2016)
Rachel is a senior concentrating in English and is writing a play for her senior thesis. This summer she interned at the entertainment agency Bret Adams, Ltd. in New York City while also helping to organize a concert on Ellis Island. She participated in Harvardwood 101 last January with a J-termship at management and production company Anonymous Content. She is the head writer of On Harvard Time and her 10-minute play, The Pawn, will premiere in NYC in October.
- Emily Zauzmer (HSIP 2016)
Emily Zauzmer, a junior in Lowell, is concentrating in Folklore & Mythology, with a special focus in pop culture. Two summers ago, she interned at People magazine in New York City. This past summer, she interned at the TBS & TNT television networks in Los Angeles. Additionally, she did a winternship at E!’s Fashion Police in January 2016, and her Harvard Political Review articles about entertainment have been tweeted about by John Stamos, Jane Lynch, and Tony Bennett.
Students: Financial assistance for Harvardwood membership dues is available to current Harvard College students through the Harvard Office of Career Services. For further information, please e-mail Ruth Wilson.