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The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS
www.dramatistsguild.com - The Dramatists Guild of America
www.broadwayleague.com - The League of American Theatres and Producers
www.wgaeast.org - Writers Guild of America - East
www.wga.org - Writers Guild of America - West
www.theatreconsultants.org - American Society of Theatre Consultants
www.cencom.org - Center for Communications
pwcenter.org/opportunities - The Playwrights Center
nycp.blogspot.com/ - NYC Playwrights
www.writersmarket.com Writers Market (fee based, with some free resources)
www.artswestchester.org – A guide to arts in Westchester - events, grants, links to local artists, internships, etc.
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.writejobs.com - The Write Job
www.freelancewriting.com - Site for today's working writers
www.showbizjobs.com - The Entertainment Professionals Network
www.mediabistro.com - Job and industry information in the media
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.nyc.gov/film - NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
www.playbill.com - Jobs in stage and theatre
http://offstagejobs.com/- Source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the Live Entertainment Industry
www.shubertorganization.com/organization/jobs.asp - Jobs at the Shubert Organization's 17 Broadway theatres
www.entertainmentcareers.net - Music, Theater Arts, Film, TV, Media jobs
Additional Resources Available at the CDC
CandidCareer.com: View informational interview videos and explore major and career possibilities!
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