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.

Tisch LA Mentor program

This annual program, run through the Tisch Offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations, is designed for recent graduates pursuing a career in the arts in Los Angeles. Participants are placed in small support groups of Tisch peers, which are led by industry mentors. These groups are designed to facilitate conversation about experiences adjusting to L.A., such as interviewing, apartment hunting, car shopping, etc. Each group works together to get its members settled, helping to plan and assess short- and long-term personal and professional goals while offering advice and guidance. Please note this is not a job placement program, nor is housing is provided.

The Tisch 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 Association for more information.

NYU Alumni Club in Los Angeles: Want to connect with alums beyond Tisch? Join the LA branch of the NYU Alumni Club, which has a robust calendar of events. For more info, including upcoming event listings, click here