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Alumni Spotlight – Jacob Rakidzich

Jacob Rakidzich

Congratulations to Jacob Rakidzich, our latest Alumni Spotlight! Jacob graduated from the Mobile Application Development Program at Madison Media Institute. He currently owns his own company, Jacob Zivian Design. As the owner/operator, Jacob is responsible for a variety of areas including client acquisition, design consultation, development and testing, quality assurance, time management, finances, customer service and more! [More…]

Alumni Spotlight – Vaughn Forsythe

alumni spotlight - Vaughn

Congratulations to our newest alum spotlight Vaughn Forsythe. Vaughn graduated in 2013 with a Recording Degree from Minneapolis Media Institute. Vaughn was also the recipient of the Minneapolis “Tom Tucker” integrity award.

“My favorite thing about MMI was the fact that we got to spend as much time as we could reserving various studios on campus for our own personal development outside of class. By using the various studios on campus, it allowed me to experiment and also apply what I learned that day or week.”

Vaughn is currently working as an Assistant Audio Engineer at OnBeat Studios in West Palm Beach Florida. [More…]

Madison Career Chat Friday

Career Chat Fridays kick off  was awesome!  Not only was there free food but a great Biz Talk by Kelly Brophy of Gorman & Co.  Kelly is their marketing coordinator who came in looking to hire a contract videographers to create short videos on the historic properties they rehab into urban living spaces.

Kelly was pleasantly surprised by the depth of knowledge and creativity she received from attendees.  She left considering adding podcasts and 3D modeling and animation to the marketing plans for their properties!  Every attendee was able to spend some 1:1 time with Kelly with several scheduling follow up conversations in the near future regarding potential paid project work.  Kelly has already requested an opportunity to come back and speak again!  [More…]

Alumni Spotlight – Bailey Smoot

Entertainment Media Business Alumni Spotlight – Bailey Smoot

Congratulations to Madison Media Institute Entertainment Media Business Associate Degree Program graduate, and current Bachelor Degree Program student, Bailey Smoot, for landing her dream internship!

Bailey was recently brought on by Janesville, Wisconsin Country Radio Station 99.9 WJVL-FM/1230 WCLO-AM to help assist with their promotions.  She’ll be helping with all the remote broadcasts, Country Thunder, and the Rock County Fair. Bailey will also be sitting in on broadcasts and attending board meetings! [More…]

Alumni Spotlight – Eric Lavanger

alumni spotlight

Congratulations to our newest Alumni Spotlight, Eric Lavanger, who graduated from the Minneapolis Media Institute Recording Program in Spring 2013. 

Eric is working as an on air announcer and Producer for local sporting events at AM 1260 KROX in Crookston, Minnesota!   [More…]

3 Reasons To Say Yes To Summer Classes


3 Reasons Why Summer Classes Are A Great Idea

I know, “summer” and “school” don’t sound like two words that should be used in the same sentence. We grew up seeing summer as a vacation and the idea of sitting inside isn’t the most appealing. However, summer school is a great choice for so many reasons!

1. Use It Or Lose It

We’ve all heard that old adage, “use it or lose it,” and that completely applies summer classes. Instead of losing the skills you spent all year acquiring, why not build upon them?

Studies show that at the end of summer break a student scores worse than they did on the same test before summer break (1)  Why take that risk? [More…]

Media Institute Career Connections

career connections

Career Connections is a new resource provide by MMI to students, graduates and businesses!  Developed based on student and employer feedback, the new MMI Career Connections website was created as a virtual meeting space for students, graduates and employers. 

It’s your own personal MMI Profile page where you upload your stuff and where potential employers can go and search for stuff that meet the needs of their company! [More…]

Apple Products Evolution

Apple Products

Apple Products & The Evolution

In the Minneapolis Media Institute Business in Media Bachelor of Science Contemporary Literature class, we’re reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. The biography spends a lot of time talking about Jobs’ focus on design aesthetic and his scrupulous attention to detail, emphasizing the role design has played in Apple’s history. So recently in class, we took a look at some Apple products from over the last 30+ years.

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Analyzing the evolution of the design of these Apple products helps give us insight into what it is that sets Apple apart: How does Jobs’s attention to aesthetic detail reflect the values of the Apple corporation? How do the design details emphasize Jobs’s leadership style? How do these insights help us understand the influence Apple has had on the evolution of technology?  [More…]