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Calling Future Media Professionals with Disabilities: Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 Resume Review, Speed Interviews and Flash Mentoring

The Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 (LCA2.0) Team – EIN SOF Communication and The Loreen Arbus Foundation in collaboration with City University of New York (CUNY LEADS & CUNY Coalition of Students with Disabilities), Deaf Film Camp, National Disability Mentoring Coalition, PolicyWorks, SIGNmation, DisBeat and NY Women in Film & Television – proudly announces our LCA2.0 Call-to-Action Summit on Monday, October 31; 12:30 – 4:30 pm at CUNY in NYC.

The Summit focus is to expand opportunities for aspiring media professionals with disabilities, and includes Resume Review, Speed Interviews and Flash Mentoring by media professionals with and without disabilities, plus networking opportunities and panel discussion on How To Make It in Media Industries.

We are calling on our network of students, recent graduates, veterans with disabilities, academic and corporate leaders to help disseminate this announcement to all who might be interested in participating in the Summit. Kindly forward this announcement to your networks with a reminder the application deadline is 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016. 

Interested applicants are asked to submit:

  1. Application form
  2. One-page personal statement
  3. Resume

For the personal statement, applicants are asked to explain their interest in media and how their personal experience with disability makes them a good candidate for the Summit.

A panel of academic and media professionals with and without disabilities will select candidates to participate in the event. All applicants will be added to our database for media employers to consider for LCA2.0 recruiting events, Webinars, future internships, scholarships and apprenticeships.

Please send completed applications with the subject line “CUNY/LCA2.0 Summit” to Barbara.Bookman@cuny.edu and KWong@qcc.cuny.edu by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Contact Barbara Bookman by e-mail or at 646-664-8811 with any questions.

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