ETC LDI Student Sponsorship

  • ETC: Lighting the way toward a bright future

    ETC was founded by a group of college students and has grown to be a global leader in lighting and rigging technology. Since the beginning, one of the ETC founders and the current CEO, Fred Foster, has been dedicated to encouraging young talent, the future of the industry. One of the ways this is accomplished is through the LDI Student Sponsorship. Since 1999, ETC has given students an experience they can’t get anywhere else: an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI tradeshow, North America’s largest stage-technology tradeshow.

    What does the Student Sponsorship include?
    • A full LDI conference pass
    • An exclusive student event that allows for networking with industry luminaries
    • One-on-one mentoring by an industry leader (see below)
    • Interaction with ETC employees
    • Roundtrip airfare
    • Hotel accommodations
    • All meals
    • ETC swag
    • Hands-on demonstrations of new ETC products
    • A backstage look at ETC’s tradeshow activity
    • A résumé-building experience to help kick off a career in stage technology

    Who can apply?
    • Graduate students working toward a master’s degree or PhD
    • Students in their final year of undergraduate courses at the university level at the time of the LDI tradeshow
    • Students from outside of North America who are pursuing a university degree in lighting design, theatre technology or a related field

    *Please note that ETC does not provide translators at LDI, so applicants must have a high command of both written and spoken English.

    Who is selected?

    From the pool of applicants, ETC picks five students from North America and at least one international student to participate in the LDI Student Sponsorship.

    What is the mentoring program?

    Some of the biggest names in the industry volunteer to be a mentor to ETC LDI Student Sponsorship recipients. Each mentor is paired with a student to provide support, advice, and encouragement for at least year after LDI ends. They help prepare the Sponsorship recipients for their future careers and guide them into the working world.

    We accepting applications through June 8th for the 2018 LDI Student Sponsorship! Go to the Apply Here tab to fill out the form.

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    LDI Student Sponsorship

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