Post Academic


Random Career Option for Post Academics: Reality TV

Posted in Absurdities,Transfer Your Skills by Caroline Roberts on March 28, 2010
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Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox ExtensionNo, I’m not kidding. Over at abovethelaw.com, the writers are actively encouraging unemployed lawyers to apply for the latest season on “The Apprentice.”

You know the economy is bad when the last resource you can turn to is a reality show fronted by a guy with a bad rug. That said, if lawyers can be recruited for “The Apprentice,” why not PhDs? Based on Arnold’s post regarding MLA stats, your chances of winning a season of “The Apprentice” might be as good as your chances of landing a tenure-track job.

You laugh, and you think I’m being silly, but if a little part of you is curious about the fast-money culture of reality TV, feel free to look at the casting information after the jump:

Image of Donald Trump by Michelle Sandberg under a Creative Commons license, from Wikimedia Commons.

The following comes straight from NBC.com’s Web site:

Prospective executives who feel they have the skills and drive to become “The Apprentice” can apply by either attending one of the program’s nation-wide open calls or by emailing castingnbcapprentice@gmail.com. Applicants are encouraged to explain why they should be the next “Apprentice” and include information regarding how the recession has impacted their lives. (emphasis mine) Please also include the following information: name, location, occupation history, as well as a recent photo (no larger than 1 MB)

OPEN CALL INFO:
This is your opportunity to meet face to face with an Apprentice Casting Team at one of our nationwide open casting calls. Bring your completed application and arrive early because only the first 500 with wristbands are guaranteed to be seen. Wristbands will be distributed in each city at 8:00 AM on the day of the Open Call and interviews will begin at 9:00 AM. Click here to download the application.

TIMES FOR ALL OPEN CALLS:
8:00 AM – Wristbands distributed
9:00 AM – Interviews Begin

NEW YORK
THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST
TRUMP TOWER
725 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
Callbacks: April 2nd – April 5th

LAS VEGAS
THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
2000 Fashion Show Dr. (Salon A)
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Callbacks: April 2nd – April 5th

DETROIT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH
UPTOWN BIRMINGHAM 8
211 S. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Callbacks: April 8th – April 10th

ATLANTA
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH
MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
3405 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Callbacks: April 8th – April 10th

LOS ANGELES
SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH
BEVERLY GARLAND’S HOLIDAY INN
4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Callbacks: April 19th – April 23rd

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