Internship Programme Provides Networking Opportunities in Los Angeles
The University of Central Asia's undergraduate students, Aigerim Dzhaanbaeva and Roza Amanbekova, had a unique opportunity to attend the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles (USA) as part of UCA’s cooperative education programme.
“I could have never imagined that I would be watching great movies in the theatre, and be able to ask questions to the film directors and actors sitting with me,” said Aigerim. “I met many professionals in the film industry who are passionate about what they do, and it helped me to expand my network, and imagine a future career in this industry.”
Roza Amanbekova (left) and Aigerim Dzhaanbaeva (right) with Asel Sherniyazova, Co-Founderand Managing Director of the Asian World Film Festival.
UCA’s students were involved in the organisation of the festival, and had a chance to work with people from around the world. “Being an intern at the Asian World Film Festival was a life changing experience for me,” added Roza. “I learnt a lot about the film industry, explored the variety and beauty of Asian cultures, and am now motivated to start my career in the film industry.”
UCA’s cooperative education programme links undergraduate students with a number of organisations in different fields for internship placements. By graduation, students complete a minimum of nine months of work experience.