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The London Experience Lauren Williamson, M.A.
 
Deciding on and Financing Travels Scholarship applications Choosing postgrad, extra courses, MA? Admittance into a Univers...
Permission to Go, Permission to Stay Student visa:  -have proof of living funds,  -proof of university sponsorship -proof ...
Tough Transitions <ul><li>Faux Pas… lost in translation </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalized health care </li></ul><ul><li>Losin...
Trumped by the Benefits Keen! Spot on! Proper! Pubs! Lou!
 
 
The Professional Pursuit * Building a portfolio * Working for free  * Working with various entities to build contacts
The Professional Pursuit
Unexpected Difficulties <ul><li>Resume vs CV peculiarities  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal info expected, profile synopses...
How to Compensate <ul><li>Web based portfolios  www.davidschettino.weebly.com    </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting technical ...
Revising the Strategy <ul><li>Casting the net wide </li></ul>TV production: corporate videos, bespoke projects for clients...
Freelancing <ul><li>Al Majalla book  reviews  and think tank  reports  and  articles </li></ul><ul><li>UKDF Multimedia pro...
 
 
 
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The london experience

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The london experience

  1. 1. The London Experience Lauren Williamson, M.A.
  2. 3. Deciding on and Financing Travels Scholarship applications Choosing postgrad, extra courses, MA? Admittance into a University, more bursary/scholarship apps Federal Student loans, applications for grants (some are need based) – Sallie Mae
  3. 4. Permission to Go, Permission to Stay Student visa: -have proof of living funds, -proof of university sponsorship -proof of school funding -undergrad academics proof -proof of housing or an address -paperwork 3-6mo beforehand due to backlogs + biometrics and Dallas based appointments Post Study Work visa: -have proof of living funds (not allowed unemployment benefits) -proof of MA and qualifications,
  4. 5. Tough Transitions <ul><li>Faux Pas… lost in translation </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalized health care </li></ul><ul><li>Losing the 24/7 culture </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation, public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of space, need for flatmates </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Homesickness (and no </li></ul><ul><li>2 steppin’ or good Tex Mex) </li></ul><ul><li>Anti Americanism </li></ul>
  5. 6. Trumped by the Benefits Keen! Spot on! Proper! Pubs! Lou!
  6. 9. The Professional Pursuit * Building a portfolio * Working for free * Working with various entities to build contacts
  7. 10. The Professional Pursuit
  8. 11. Unexpected Difficulties <ul><li>Resume vs CV peculiarities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal info expected, profile synopses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restructuring to minimize US experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prestige of previous work is lost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio not to style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preference for locals in Radio/TV for on air work </li></ul><ul><li>Employer concern over your longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Testing, testing and more testing – local specificity & tough economy </li></ul><ul><li>Facing rejection </li></ul>
  9. 12. How to Compensate <ul><li>Web based portfolios www.davidschettino.weebly.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting technical skills: equipment and software and WRITING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News style of US valued and often imitated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CVs with iphone QR code to scan </li></ul><ul><li>Join specialist societies/guilds, clubs, Universities/Film Schools listings, LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Offer free work for experience </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Attend networking events, lectures to meet people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to send emails and ask for help, ask for information interviews – INITIATIVE impresses </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Revising the Strategy <ul><li>Casting the net wide </li></ul>TV production: corporate videos, bespoke projects for clients, ICIS lunchtime bulletins News and in-depth articles Blogs Travel
  11. 14. Freelancing <ul><li>Al Majalla book reviews and think tank reports and articles </li></ul><ul><li>UKDF Multimedia projects (Egypt counterpart protests), MOD briefings – blog as relevant platform </li></ul><ul><li>Heptagon Post & bespoke editing works </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering projects to keep portfolio current and practice your passion outside of work </li></ul>

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