Applications now available for ETC’s 2013 LDI Student Sponsorship
Are you a student looking to get a jump on your career and make connections in the industry? Then ETC’s LDI Student Sponsorship is for you.
You can apply now for ETC’s legendary LDI Student Sponsorship, which awards deserving students an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI 2013 tradeshow, to be held November 22-24, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you are studying lighting design, theater technology or a related field and will be a graduate student or undergraduate senior at the time of the show, you are eligible to apply. The application – available at www.etcconnect.com/LDISponsorship– takes about 15 minutes to fill out. You can either complete it electronically or print the form out and mail it to ETC. All applications must be received by May 10, 2013.
Out of the field of applicants, ETC will choose six finalists: five from North America and one internationally. Recipients get roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, all meals, a full LDI conference pass and exclusive swag, with all costs covered by ETC. Sponsorship students are given behind-the-scenes access to ETC’s tradeshow booth to see the newest additions to ETC’s award-winning line of lighting and rigging equipment. The students are also given the opportunity for one-on-one mentorship by well-known professionals who provide advice, encouragement and guidance, beginning at LDI and continuing into the future. Another highlight is the ETC-hosted student reception, where Sponsorship recipients can network with prominent designers, employers, consultants, educators, journalists and more.
Program alumnus David Johnson describes his experience at LDI 2012: “The opportunities the scholarship has offered me and the connections I made will serve me very well as I move out into the wider working world of lighting design. It's great to know that companies as big as ETC take the development of young lighting professionals seriously.”
Photo: ETC CEO Fred Foster and the 2012 recipients of the ETC LDI Student Sponsorship in the ETC Layers of Light tradeshow booth. From left to right: Timothy Hart, Greg Starbird, ETC CEO Fred Foster, Daphne Mir, Jill Klecha, Chazz Malott, and David Johnson.