An Invaluable Network of Photographers
NESOP proudly celebrates over 45 years of educating students to become successful professional photographers. During the past four plus decades, NESOP has graduated many hundreds of students who now work professionally around the world. Alumni are linked through NESOP’s Alumni Connect Program, which offers a variety of ways to stay a part of the extended NESOP community. As a NESOP graduate, you can receive the alumni newsletter, participate in alumni networking events in Boston and beyond and connect with one another and remain involved with the school via NESOP's Department of Student Services. You will find invaluable resources and support through our alumni network as you embark on your chosen career path.
A Head-Start for the Industry
From your start in the program until well after graduation, the NESOP Student Services department is prepared to assist you in establishing yourself as a professional in the field and helping you find full-time and freelance work. While you are still in school, we offer individualized assistance to help you identify and obtain internships and assisting opportunities.
In the second year of the program, you have the ability to participate in an Externship, allowing you to gain real-world experience in a relevant, modern work environment while earning course units. Also, in the second year of the program, you will be granted student-level access to job leads and calls for entry via NESOP's online Job Portal--a resource, updated in real-time and available to you 24/7, which features detailed job postings and industry opportunities. These, and other resources, mean that many of our students are obtaining work in the field before they graduate. The Director of Student Services is present at your portfolio review to become familiar with your work and regularly meets with you during your course of study to learn about your work and the types of photographic career opportunities in which you are interested.
NESOP also offers a number of opportunities beyond the classroom to help you prepare for your career. In addition to our in-house Insider Training seminars offering career-building tools and support and Industry Networking Day, where outside industry professionals offer portfolio reviews and networking opportunities to graduating students, we keep students and graduates informed about important events and opportunities in the photographic community in Boston and beyond.