VANDY ON MADISON AVENUE SUMMER PROGRAM 2022-2023
VANDY ON MADISON AVENUE SUMMER PROGRAM
This year’s Vandy on Madison Avenue (VMA) program will give students access to key employers in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment industry. New this year, the program now requires a two-part commitment. All selected students will be required to participate in a spring speaker series to be eligible to attend the on-site New York City trek in the early summer of 2023.
This spring, the program will entail a monthly virtual speaker series from January to April featuring key employers in the Media & Arts field. Attending these one-hour virtual information and networking events are a required part of the Vandy on Madison Avenue program. Students must attend at least 3 out of the 4 speaker sessions which will be held Wednesdays from 5:30 pm CT – 6:30 pm CT once a month. The planned dates for these speakers are January 25, February 22, March 29, and April 19.
Shortly after the spring semester, we will host a two-day trek in New York City for students from Wednesday, May 24 to Thursday, May 25, 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to experience New York City with peers and gain industry knowledge from alumni and professionals.
- Day 1: Wednesday, May 24, will focus on opportunities at NBC Universal, including job-shadowing opportunities alongside NBC employees and a panel of alumni.
- Day 2: Thursday, May 25, we will tour three different New York City offices related to the Communication or Entertainment industries. The event will conclude in the evening with a VMA networking event featuring Vanderbilt alumni and key NYC employers. Participants will be provided with or reimbursed for inter-city travel.
*IMPORTANT: Limited funding is available for flights, and overnight hotel stays for students who will not be in the New York City metro area but are interested in participating in the VMA program. Please complete the Lovinger Family Fund application in Handshake (ID #7053187) by the deadline (11/27) to be considered for financial assistance. Notifications of application status and financial award will be provided at the same time.
To apply, fill out the application below and upload it as a PDF, along with your resume, to Handshake (job ID#7059314). If you are also applying for funding, you must complete the Lovinger Family Fund form. If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Coulter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mia Clermont (email@example.com) at the VU Career Center.
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Please briefly answer the following questions (no more than 500 words):
- Why are you interested in participating in the 2022-2023 Vandy on Madison Avenue program?
- What would you like to do in the future? What are the strengths, skills, and interests you have that will help you excel?
- Do you have any employers you’d recommend we visit in New York? Note: Your answer to this question will not be used to assess your fit for the program – we simply want to customize this program to student interests as much as possible!
If selected as a program participant, do you agree to attend the monthly, virtual one-hour speaker series in the spring semester? Students must attend at least 3 out of the 4 sessions to attend the in-person trek in May. (Type an “X” next to the selection)
If selected as a program participant, what days would you be able to attend for the New York City portion of the program? (Type an “X” next to opportunities to indicate).
______ Wednesday, May 24 employer trek (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
______ Thursday, May 25 employer trek (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
______ Thursday, May 25 networking evening (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
If selected as a program participant, we ask that you are willing to support marketing materials for future Vandy on Madison Avenue programming. Please select all the ways you would be willing to support the VMA efforts in the future.
______ Being featured on an Instagram post or Instagram story
______ Creating a video or quick write-up on your experience
______ Serving on an VMA alumni panel
If accepted into the program, your signature below gives your consent for Vandy on Madison Coordinators to share your contact information with other program participants and VMA-related people.
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
I acknowledge that my participation in this program is entirely voluntary and that such participation will require transportation in the New York City metropolitan area and that my participation may subject me to risks relating to my personal health and safety. I further acknowledge that I will be participating in this program at my own risk and will take all precautions that I deem necessary for my personal safety and well-being.
I agree that in consideration of Vanderbilt University coordinating this activity and permitting me to participate, I will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Vanderbilt University, its trustees, officers, employees, successors, agents, and volunteers from liability for all claims, demands, rights, or causes of action, present or future, resulting from or arising out of any travel or activity conducted by or under the auspices of this internship program.
I understand that the University requires that all students be covered by appropriate accident and medical insurance and that the student be financially responsible for such expenses. My signature below verifies that I am covered by the required insurance.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM AS INDICATED BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW.
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If selected for the Program, you must sign and date this document.