Current Harvard students, planning to apply for Harvardwood 101 to spend your 2020 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.
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 include:
Enosa Ogbeide AB '20 is a senior resident of Adams House concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Theater, Dance, & Media. This summer she took part in the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program while working for Anonymous Content, a production and management company in LA. In 2018 she was awarded the Artist Development Fellowship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s Acting Shakespeare intensive in London. Ogbeide has performed in seven productions at Harvard, including Theater, Dance & Media productions of The Owl Answers and Far Away. This fall, she will perform in The Hub Theater Company of Boston’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and plans to pursue a career in acting and children’s clinical therapy.