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Career Development Resources in L.A.

NYU Tisch Welcome Guide to L.A. Guide

A joint effort of the Tisch Office of Career Development and Tisch Office of Alumni Relations, this guide provides useful L.A. information including neighborhoods, transportation, public services and industry-specific information. The guide is available in the Career Document Library of Tisch College Central, as well as in hard copy format from the Career Development Office.

Los Angeles Temp Guide

This guide provides up-to-date information on temp work in the L.A. vicinity and is available via download in the Tisch College Central Career Document Library. Hard copies are also available in the Tisch Career Development Office.

NYU in LA Mentor program

This annual program, run through the Tisch Offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations, is designed for recent graduates and newly-arriving alumni pursuing a career in the arts in Los Angeles. Participants (mentees) are paired with an L.A.-based mentor in a small group environment to begin their personal and professional transition to the West Coast. These groups are designed to facilitate conversation about experiences adjusting to L.A., such as interviewing, apartment hunting, car shopping, etc.  Topics will cover logistics (arrival to L.A., moving etc.) as well as acclimating to the world of work and local lifestyle. Each group will work together to get settled, assist each other to find both arts-related and sustainable work and to plan and assess short- and long-term career plans. Please note this is not a job placement program.

The NYU in LA Mentor Program runs from September to May; participation is by application only and is limited to alumni who have graduated within the last three years. To learn more, please click here.

Tisch Industry Network Database

Tisch alumni may also utilize the Tisch Industry Network Database for more individualized guidance and career investigation with working industry members who are interested in providing information and advice in their chosen profession. Access to this resource is by invitation only. For more information about the Tisch Industry Network Database, please click here.

Career Counseling

TOCD offers 30-minute career counseling sessions for L.A.-based alumni by phone or Skype. Discuss your job search, learn how to conduct industry research, review or prepare resumes, cover letters, or develop your interviewing and networking strategies. To schedule an appointment, please click here.

Tisch College Central

Use this easy tool to search for jobs and internships, download resources, and find out about other career-related events in the arts in Los Angeles, across the country, and around the world. To create an account and start your search, please click here.

Other Resources

NYU in LA Google Group: Although this list-serv is not officially sanctioned by NYU or Tisch, it may also be a helpful resource. To join, sign up by clicking here.

Tisch West: Looking to connect with our West Coast-based alums? Check out Tisch West, the Los Angeles branch of Tisch's Alumni Assoication for more information.