Announced on January 9, 2020
Sony invites you to take part in the annual Sony NAB Student Experience Program. This unique student program brings together approximately 50 students from across the country each year at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) in Las Vegas to take part in a unique learning and training experience.
Sony is offering 3 spots to Dodge College students to join them April 19-22, 2020 in Las Vegas. Airfare, accommodation and ground transportation will be paid by Sony.
Applicants should be high caliber and hardworking who will benefit from this experience both personally and professionally. You will have a degree of familiarity with and/or an interest in audio/video equipment, as you will help demonstrate Sony’s equipment in their exhibit booth. You must also be able to commit to the entire length of the program.
If interested, please email Jon Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information by 12 p.m. on Monday, January 20:
brief paragraph explaining why you are interested in this opportunity
Please note those who are selected to attend will be required to sign Sony’s Student Selection Release Form.
Don’t miss out on this experience, submit your name for consideration today!
What’s it like?
For students who are interested in applying, but worry they might not have the necessary knowledge or know-how to apply, Sony provides a crash-course with a technology mentor prior to placing you on the show floor, and the company’s reps are available throughout the experience to answer any additional questions.
“Day one was super hectic,” says Noah Kovalick (BFA/FP ’18) of his experience in 2017’s Sony Student Experience. “But our product manager brought us up to speed super fast, teaching us how to walk people through the demos and answer questions. It’s so cool – you’re explaining a product to the customer, and they’re interested in buying it.”
Noah’s advice to students? “Definitely do it. You’ll be able to network with people in the industry making a living doing this, as well as experience other fields you might not know about, and how all those fields collaborate.”
“I was able to speak with people from all over the world, including visitors from my hometown in China,” says his fellow Chapman delegate Grace Qiwei (MFA/FP ’18) of her experience in the program. “I was able to network with industry people and make friends with students from other schools, programs and states.” While she admits it can be intimidating at first, she offers words of encouragement to future applicants: “You will get it. Just be relaxed – be friendly and approachable.”