Hit the Books (And eBooks Too!)
"In addition to our distinguished faculty, our students get jobs," says Willkomm, "Not when they graduate, but while they are students." Graduates have obtained positions at Macmillan, Elsevier and the Chicago Tribune, to name a few.
The Publishing Institute is a four-week program focused specifically on book publishing. Established in 1976, the Publishing Institute is one of the oldest programs of its kind and over 250 publishing executives have come to Denver to lead workshops, lectures, and special sessions on the book industry.
"By the time [students] have completed this certificate course," says Director Joyce Meskis, "They not only have had the opportunity to reassess or affirm their own professional goals and talent, they have had hands on experience in testing some of their skills and making improvements upon them in order to provide a better trained candidate applying for that perfect job in publishing."
"The Columbia Publishing Course, which was previously the Radcliffe Publishing Course, has been around for 66 years," says Shaye Areheart, Deputy Director of the 6-week course, "And it is the oldest and, many feel, the most distinguished course in the country." Famous alums include industry leaders such as Morgan Entrekin, Nan Graham, Scott Moyers and Jenny Frost, and upon graduation, graduates gain access to job placement and support from this active alumni network. "Students can expect to be well-prepared to meet the challenges of starting a career in book or magazine or digital publishing once they have completed the course," says Areheart, "Furthermore, the people interviewing them know this."