Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Professor Jay Herzog, TU Theatre Department Internship Coordinator.
Log in to Handshake to access Going Global and search for international internships
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Typically directors do not ask questions after your audition. Here are some tips to
make sure your audition is successful.
Here are some other questions you should reflect on to better prepare you for possible
What professional theatre productions have you seen recently?
What has been your most rewarding experience in theatre thus far- how has it shaped
your professional goals?
Describe a challenge you faced in a recent production, and how you handled it.
What additional skills do you possess that would be an asset to our company?
What designers do you admire?
Why do you want to be a designer/theatre technician?
What are your long-term professional aspirations?
What have you read recently that inspired you?
With what kinds of technical equipment are you proficient (types of power tools, industrial
equipment, software, etc.)
In what period/genre do you most enjoy working? With which do you feel weakest?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.