Charlotte - North Carolina
Connecticut School of Broadcasting's campus in Charlotte, North Carolina is an apple authorized training center.
We've helped thousands of people, just like you, launch a career in the exciting world of radio, television, sports broadcasting, and audio/video production. Our graduates have worked at radio stations and television networks across the country, including many in the Charlotte area such as NBC Charlotte WCNC-TV, Sports Radio The FAN 610AM WFNZ, 103.7 WSOC and My Fox Carolina Channel 46 WJZY-TV.
Want to know what it's like to be a student at CSB? Come in for a studio tour. You'll get to try out the equipment in real radio and television studios, meet our instructors, and get answers to all your questions.
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Our campus in Charlotte is an Apple Authorized Training Center. Stand out from the crowd by becoming Apple certified in Final Cut Pro, Motion or Logic.
We'd like to thank the following businesses for offering scholarships to qualified students at our Charlotte campus.
- CBS Radio
- NBC Charlotte
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Students in the November Term will soon be doing commercial shoots on a car that drives itself, takes no gasoline, and is among the fastest cars in the world - we may even let them drive it! Car arrives Monday! http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/dual-motor-model-s-and-autopilot
7 important things every student should know on the first day. Let's kick it off with a reality check: Most people never make it this far. But you're not most people. So here are seven additional challenges to meet right now to ensure you will stand out in an industry filled with stand outs. 1. Start making and documenting industry connections now. There are twenty-seven industry professionals who teach or mentor at your school. Between our 12 campuses, there must be hundreds! Nearly all of them are on Linkedin and all should be accessible when you need them. If you don't already have one, get an account on www.linkedin.com and each time you meet an industry professional who is teaching you, send them an invite. By the time you graduate, you'll have a couple dozen new people to help you with introductions and interviews. Graduate with verifiable written recommendations from industry professionals who can help you with opportunities at their respective places of employment. 2. Shore up your social media accounts. You're about to enter a new profession and will likely be going on a series of interviews for internships and positions in the industry. One of the first items hiring managers look at (besides your resume) is your Facebook page. Got lots of "questionable" friends? Lose them. Got lots of alcoholic drinks in your hands with each photo? Lose them as well. Same for provocative photos or other inappropriate behavior. Got lots of pictures with you behind the mic and in front (or back) of the camera? Post those on your public profile for the world to see! You want to appear engaged in the business, not detached from it. If you don't have pictures working with industry equipment, start taking (and posting) them as you learn each day. By the time you graduate, you'll look like an old pro, and you'll in fact be able to show your work, not just talk about it. 3. Get your financial house in order. Know where all your money is going at the end of the month? You'd better. Most entry level jobs in any profession don't start out paying very well and broadcasting is no exception. If you're broke by the time you graduate, you're going to struggle to take an entry level position. One of the ways to avoid this is to understand where you're spending all your income. A free site to help you with this is www.mint.com. It tracks all your spending for you, is completely private and secure, and will keep you financially focused. 4. Log those studio hours. There's a direct correlation between the amount of success a graduate has and the amount of hours they have spent in our studios. We're open six days a week, and we like to see our studios full. Leads come in to the school for jobs and internships regularly, and it's no surprise we'll walk the campus to find the right fit. We do this because we've learned people who are on campus practicing are usually the ones who have the time and commitment (and will soon have the talent) to represent us well in positions employers are looking to fill. 5. Be relevant by being well read. There are 5 magazines everyone in this business should be reading regularly, and all are made freely available to you on campus. WIRED magazine focuses on new technology and it's practical uses for life and business. MENTAL FLOSS focuses on applicable projects and performances where ordinary college students, grads, and young professionals go on to do extraordinary achievements. INC and FAST COMPANY are great for students wanting to start or grow their own businesses. WORKFORCE focuses on HR issues and gives you a leg up on what human resource directors are seeking. 6. The trouble with racing to the bottom is you just might win. Too often students immediately want to get to work doing anything, for any amount of money. They'll work for close to free just to gain experience. As such, their performance is lackluster and it takes an extra long time to actually earn a good living, if you don't ruin your reputation along the way. There is a better alternative - do the practice work when you're a student, and the professional work when you're a graduate. You have free and unlimited access to our studios, our equipment, our faculty, and our resources. Take advantage of them by doing multiple shows, interviews, podcasts, social media site building, etc. So when you do graduate, you are more than proficient, you're a professional. Remember - being proficient will earn you a certificate, but being professional will earn you a career. 7. Feel the fear, and move forward anyway. Success isn't vertical. It's a series of ups and downs, stepping out of your comfort zone and into a world of uncertainty and unfamiliarity. The only way to overcome those feelings is to keep moving forward. Remember, we'll try as hard as you, but not harder. If you want to be a success, we'll move the ends of the earth to help you get here. We're not a community college and we don't accept everyone in the community. We accepted you. Now it's your turn. Welcome November 2014 class! - John Casson, Operations Director