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Tools for Creatives


FREE MasterClass Subscription​ - Learn from the Industry's greatest names at no cost!
Canva​ - Free Pitch Decks and other design resources

AUDIO/S​​OU​​ND:​

SoundDogs​ - Free Sound Effects and Production Music
ReelEar - ​Music teachers in publicly funded educational institutions can apply to access Ear Training Tools for free, to use in their classrooms

CAREER​​​:​

6 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking
Action Verbs for Resumes
Building Your Linkedin
Creating a Cover Letter
Effective Interviewing
Free resume templates for students to use and download by Zety​
Guide to Writing a Functional Resume - A resume that highlights skills and expertise instead of work experience
Information Interview
Interviewing (video) - Interviewing Skills​
LinkedIn-​ Learn relevant skills for jobs in-demand: From graphic designer to financial analyst to software developer, these are identified as having the greatest number of job openings
Networking (video) - Networking Tips & Skills
Networking Guide
Office Etiquette (v​ideo) - Office Etiquette Tips & Pointers
Resume Coach​ - Resume Building Tools
Resume & C​over Letter  (v​ideo) - Resume & Cover Letter Tips & Pointers​
Resume Statistics 2020 - Based on data from 133,000+ resumes created on Zety, a guide to writing an appealing resume in 2020
Skill Share - How to get your writing published
Student Resume Cheat Sheet
Student's Guide to Surviving Your First Year of College: Words of Advice from Michelle Obama & others! 
Succeeding at Social Events
Vault​- Resume Samples

D​ES​​IGN:

Canva - Free design resources, including pitch-deck presentations​
FREE Adobe Creative Cloud - for San Francisco State University Students
Join an Adobe Creative Jam!​​ Participate in an open Creative Jam LIVE event to win prizes and bragging rights. Various dates in 2021 listed on site. Open to college students in US, Canada, and other countries depending on the Jam.
Talenthouse​ - connecting brands and agencies with the largest ​on-demand creative community in the world. 

FILM​/V​​IDEO:

FREE Adobe Creative Cloud - for San Francisco State University Students​
Pond5​ - Free Video Clips each week​ + Free Add-on Tools
Script Up Writers Guide ​- Transforming your film idea into an expertly executed screenplay (PDF)
Sparkhouse- Video Production Cost Estimator Tool: The tool provides users and businesses the ability to get a more precise look at what budget they will need to accomplish their dream videos. It factors in the whole production process, from concept, to actors, props, animations, etc. 
Studio Binder - How to pitch a TV show

Intern​​s​hips/Jobs​:

Animation Jobs Listings​
Barefoot Student - Connecting employers with students & grads
CSUEA Job & Internship Postings
EntertainmentCareers.net​ - Discounted Memberships
Experience.com​ - Internship postings and advice on all things Internships
Findinternships.com - An online directory of undergraduate/graduate and junior/entry-level jobs, as well as internships from public/private companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies​
Glass Door - Glassdoor has millions of personalized jobs, salary information, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers
GlobalExperiences.com - Award-Winning International Internships and Career Readiness Programs​
Her Campus​ - the #1 media site for college women, written entirely by the world’s top college journalists
InternJobs.com - a global database of internships and entry-level positions for students, recent graduates and career changers.
internships.com
journalismjobs.com​
Idealist - A nonprofit organization based in New York, connecting people and organizations for good
indeed.com​
Intern Queen​ - Internship postings and advice on all things Internships
LA County Arts & Culture - Arts Internship Program for Organizations
mediabistro.com/​learn​
Virtual International Internships Program:​ Apply online and apply transferrable skills for success
WayUp - The industry leader for college students and recent grads to get hired
Youtern.com

LEAR​​N​ING:​

FREE MasterClass Subscription​ - Learn from the Industry's greatest names at no cost!

Marketing/​​SOCIAL​ MEDIA:​​

TinySponsor​ - Made by creators, for creators, Tinysponsor is a marketplace where you can sell content and influencer sponsorships to brands and businesses everywhere.​​


Please note that this page is under construction and we are trying to add new tools/opporunities each week so be sure to check back and please let us know if you know of resources we should be including by e-mailing them to hseppa@calstate.edu.