JumpStart New Media is a three-month educational program now being offered to individuals leaving jobs in traditional media firms to apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities in opportunities in the new media sector. One of Mayor Bloomberg’s initiatives to boost the New York City economy, JumpStart New Media delivers a program that helps participants develop new skills, explore project opportunities in New York’s entrepreneurial firms, and in many cases create new career paths and opportunities
JumpStart New Media was initiated by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), its courses, events and seminars developed by The Levin Institute (SUNY), and it’s all at no cost to you.
Past participants note: “This was fun and I feel that my mindset has been transformed” and “Quality of the modules was excellent; it was a comprehensive program.”
JumpStart New Media includes:
- A 5-day intensive boot camp (1-5 February 2010) to re-orient talent from traditional media firms to succeed in new media companies. Participants will learn through presentations, simulations, and dialog about New York’s new media economy and the expectations of its firms. They will assess personal working styles, strengths, and weaknesses, aiming to deliver value in a new context.
- An 8-10 week action-learning project in a new media firm. Some projects may turn into continuing assignments.
- Regular mentoring, coaching, and networking to support participants during the project period.
- 1-day wrap-up session on completing a successful transition.
Participants of the program must be resident of New York City. JumpStart New Media applications are no longer being accepted.
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For more information contact:
Kathleen Kane Bardolf