SPARS announces AES education activities

AES 2011
SPARS is planning several education initiatives to coincide with the 131st AES Convention to be held in NY at the Jacob Javets Center on October 20 – 23, 2011.

Speed Counseling with Experts
SPARS is working on a new mentoring program, details of which will be announced later this year. As part of that initiative, SPARS will be presenting a special Student oriented SPARS Session titled, Speed Counseling with Experts – Mentoring Answers for Your Career.

This seminar is specially suited for students, recent graduates and those interested inSPARS Sessions career advice. Hosted by SPARS in cooperation with AES, G.A.N.G., Post NY Alliance and other audio organizations, career related Q&A sessions will be offered to participants in a speed group counseling format. A dozen students will interact with 2-3 working professionals in specific audio engineering fields or categories every 15-minutes. Audio engineering fields / categories include record production, mastering, post, sound for film, gaming and live sound.
(more info and sign up…)

SPARS Internship Program
In addition, SPARS recently announced the expansion of their internship program to allow current students and recent graduates the opportunity to meet SPARS members, tour successful SPARS member  facilities and interact with respected industry luminaries. Besides these advantages, the program exposes applicants to one of the main reasons for SPARS membership – access.

Those selected for internship for a particular event, will also have access to the SPARS Board of Directors as an additional source for networking, mentor ship and encouragement. Although the selection of event internships is open to all current and recent graduates of recording programs, SPARS Education Member schools will be given priority in the selection process. (If your school is not a member, please let us know by submitting a contact form with the name, phone number and email of the Program Chair. We will contact them with the proper information.)
(more Spars Intern Program info and sign up…)

131st AES Convention NYC Education and Career Fair
SPARS will have a table and be exhibiting at the AES Education and Career Fair to be held on Friday October 21 from 11am to 12:30. (Check the main AES 131 Convention page for the up-to-date location) Members of the SPARS Board of Directors and other SPARS members will be on hand to greet students and recent graduates, offer advice and answer questions about SPARS and the advantages of SPARS membership.
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SPARS will have a booth at the exhibitor area at AES – Booth #923. The exhibitor hours are:

Oct. 21: 10am – 6pm
Oct. 22: 10am – 6pm
Oct. 23: 10am – 4pm

SPARS will have various activities and schedules of our board members and other key members at the booth will be posted, so you can talk to them directly. Student and recent graduates are encouraged to stop by to meet with members of our Board of Directors and other SPARS members.
(more info…)

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