Tribeca Flashpoint Academy has become known industry-wide for preparing graduates to hit the ground running as digital arts professionals. From their first semester on campus, our students are immersed in large-scale, real-world production projects; using state-of-the-art equipment and software; meeting and interacting with seasoned professionals; and gaining industry know-how that most schools simply cannot or do not provide.
Not surprisingly, our Career Services department is among the most robust, innovative, and well-connected of any college today—and the intensive training we provide has earned wide-ranging accolades from industry employers.
Following are just a few of the ways we groom our students for career success:
TFA Job Fair
Career Services hosts an on-site, annual job fair that attracts a loyal following of employers such as Nickelodeon, Disney Television Animation, Lucasfilm Ltd., Rhythm & Hues, Blizzard Entertainment, Gameloft, WB Games, Raven Software, Hulu, SyFy Network, Pilgrim Films & Television, Mark Burnett Productions, OmniSound Studios, Groovemaster Studios, Another Country, and many more.
Industry Field Trips
Each year, Career Services facilitates dozens of field trips in which students have the opportunity to visit industry businesses—such as video game developers, national television shows, film production companies, advertising agencies, recording studios, animation studios, and more—for personal introductions and first-hand exposure to real-life operations.
All of our second-year students participate in a required, year-long class in which they receive intensive, personalized coaching and the “insider” knowledge they will need to effectively launch and build their careers. This substantive course covers essential—yet rarely covered—topics such as:
Business Correspondence and Online Networking
We teach students the specific nuts-and-bolts of writing cover letters, resumes, thank you notes, business e-mails, and other professional correspondence—and how to successfully utilize the web for professional networking and job hunting in the industry.
Elevator Pitches and Bios
Our students learn to effectively “brand” themselves—developing a succinct “elevator speech” to be used during critical chance meetings and networking opportunities with industry leaders, along with a written bio that clearly describes who they are and their unique strengths.
We teach students concrete interviewing skills, equipping them to avoid common pitfalls while showcasing their work and inter-personals skills—and then we have them practice those skills during “mock interviews” with real employers in the classroom.
Professional Speaker Series (employer introductions)
We bring a wide range of employers and prominent industry speakers to campus to offer valuable career advice.
We assist students in building a powerful portfolio package that includes a well-branded resume, bio, and reel.