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ERIC Number: ED248556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 8
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Bridging the Gap: ITVA Internships at North Texas State University.
Veeder, Gerry
One example of a professional group sponsoring a student internship program in mass media is the program at North Texas State University sponsored by the International Television Association (ITVA). The junior level internship requires no previous experience outside of production classes and is designed to introduce students to the business world. The senior level, designed to follow the first internship, requires actual production experience, guarantees the student more responsibility on the job and pays at least minimum wage. So that the ITVA has to deal with only one person on campus, the office of cooperative education receives the list of employers and jobs from the ITVA, interviews students to determine their job interests, helps them prepare a resume, and coaches them on interviewing. A placement exam to determine the student's minimum technical skills is given by the radio/television film division. After the interviews are over and the employers have made their choices, any necessary adjustments are made to place all of the students. Students are also given a choice of people with whom to discuss anything that may be troubling them. Despite some initial problems, the ITVA internship program has been a success. Nearly all students have been enthusiastic about their experiences and the employers have been equally pleased with the student interns. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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