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Miami Dade College’s Film Production Students Ready to Join Workforce Following Internship Completion

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Miami, January 24, 2014 - A group of recent graduates of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Entertainment & Design (SEDT) at the North Campus is now ready to join the ranks of other professionals in their chosen fields, after having logged in numerous hours in area businesses as part of the College’s internship requirements.

This past fall, nine students acquired their Associate in Science degrees after having taken full advantage of the many opportunities at MDC. They enrolled in industry-related internships which afforded them valuable, hands-on real-world experience while earning credits towards completion of their degree. Internships are an invaluable asset ensuring student success by bridging academia with the professional world, while allowing students to get their foot-in-the-door and network with their future colleagues.

Javier Castro, Carlos Galvez, and Albert Stanziola completed their internships at In & Out Productions, Eye Urban TV, and Ten Gates Productions, respectively. The students worked as production assistants and in the casting and budgeting departments working on everything from TV commercials to music videos; Bryan Keir interned at Eye Urban TV and performed duties related to cinematography, sound recording and editing; Mariel Martinez, currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Film, Television & Digital Production degree program, interned at Telemundo where she served as a production assistant on the show, Caso Cerrado.

“Our students are well-prepared for ‘day one’ on the job, having completed both their MDC degree and an internship,” said Malou C. Harrison, North Campus president. “Production companies not only recognize the fine talent and expertise but also the commitment to service of our students. It’s rewarding to see our students also being sought for permanent jobs.”

Students in MDC’s Radio & Television Broadcasting program completed their internships at the College’s high-definition television studio, MDC-TV. Vinicius Araujo worked as camera operator and sound engineer; Antonella Stelluto toiled as the TV studio floor manager and Teleprompter operator for all of the network TV shows; Timothy Tierney worked as technical director and on-air graphics designer. Meanwhile, David Diez interned with the Miami Heat and was responsible for videotaping interviews with the players as well as producing promos for the championship team.  

For more information about film and television production programs, contact Barry Gordon Director of the Miami Dade College, School of Entertainment & Design Technology, at bgordon@mdc.edu, 305-237-1696, or visit www.mdc.edu/sedt.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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