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Help Hallie study STEM Masters @NYU

Help Hallie study STEM Masters @NYU

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THE SHORT VERSION:

I've spent 4 years working toward this because I know THIS is the program that will empower me to live my values professionally. I'm a creative producer / director / strategist but also an entrepreneur. I want to understand how to sustainably create jobs in the creative sector - while making work that can improve civic engagement. Media creates our reality. I want to be part of creating a better one. I know I can do that through this course. NYU has given me a 40% scholarship but I need to raise the rest. How can you help? By making a donation (no matter how small!) and sharing this campaign (with a personal message) on social media. 

 

THE LONG VERSION:

I've always looked for ways that creativity and sustainable social impact can coexist: 

  • creating branded video content for startups whose values I aligned with
  • documentary work, covering causes that I felt needed exposure
  • volunteer media work for an NGOs
  • in my current job, I actively employ women and young people of colour, to improve representation in the media sector
  • I'm currently a ForCreativeGirls mentor

At this point in my career, I know that my exposure is limiting the impact I can have. I want to change that, so I've applied to this program.

These two questions will underpin my studies:

1) How can interactive telecommunications be used to improve civic life and build stronger communities
2) How can we sustainably create jobs, by leveraging creative talent for new media outputs (eg. VR production, new media marketing, experience design etc.)

NYU’s ITP is an interdisciplinary media technology masters, combining advanced studies in audiovisuals, design, coding and physical computing (building circuits, robotics, etc.). Attending this course, I'll become specialised in creative applications of new media tech. To understand how these technologies play out, in the market, my electives from the EMT (entertainment and media technology) business masters will address learning outcomes like:

- Deal-making and business development in media
- The business of platforms, networks and two-sided markets
- Creating and capturing value through digital disruption
- Entrepreneurship in entertainment and media

The cost of tuition, relocation and living is about 90,000USD per year. NYU has given me a 25,000USD bursary. I need to raise the rest by August if I'm going to attend. 

The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) talent and technology that I will be exposed to, through this program, would be impossible for me to access in South Africa. This is a recognised STEM degree rooted in media production – and I have not been able to find an English-medium course like this, outside of the USA. 

How can you help? By making a donation (no matter how small!) and sharing this campaign (with a personal message) on social media. THANK YOU!

Donations

  • Jul 18, 2019 - USD $ 15.06
  • "just a lil sumthin" - Rosie Posie

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 75.85
  • "I hope you make it. " - Simon

  • Jul 08, 2019 - USD $ 56.12
  • "Smokey says hi" - E$ E-honey

  • Jul 08, 2019 - USD $ 37.10
  • "Whooop!!!" - Lukie

  • Jul 06, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "Wishing you receive everything you deserve & more. <3." - Shalane

  • Jul 05, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Hallie!! YES! This is amazing. I love you and believe in you." - Mojo

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Get your ass outta here, get on! Get! " - Chipo

  • Jun 28, 2019 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Onwards and upwards ????????????" - Brynley

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 1 457.40
  • "We love you" - Tia Carmen

  • Jun 27, 2019 - USD $ 221.88
  • "You deserve this. I can’t wait to visit." - RPJ

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 15.78
  • "Love from Jer and I <3 would love to have you near again" - Max & Jeremy

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "A little bit of help. Hopefully these little bits add up. Hoping others do what they can too . Hallie Haller you are a big ol' kindness of a girl and you're meant for great things. So much love. " - Todd

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Eeek excitement! You go girl! And continue the amazingness!" - Biance

  • Jun 12, 2019 - USD $ 146.50
  • "Very best wishes with this. So excited for you." - Aunty G

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you Lulu Belle" - Mum

  • Jun 11, 2019 - USD $ 99.09
  • "Baby shoes! We miss you so much, and hell NYC seems like the right place to go pay you a visit! We have all the faith in you cause you are amazing! Love ya" - Mario and Andrea

  • Jun 05, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Really hope you make it there Hallie - you deserve everything xom:)" - Mike L

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. -A Nin. So much love for you brave woman. Go conquer!" - Layla

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you " - Neighbae

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Good luck!" - Daniel

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Hope you reach your goals Hallie!!" - Jana

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 63.12
  • "I know how it feels when you're looking at that door trying to figure out how to open it. I have no doubt you can make anything you want happen! Love! " - Daphnatix

  • Jun 02, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Love " - Shameezy

  • May 30, 2019 - USD $ 10.50
  • "I’ve seen your work with Ora and it’s all so visually stunning! NYU would be lucky to have you! Would love to collab someday. Don’t have much to give as I’m an artist myself but hope this helps. " - Teju Jyothi-Qadeer

  • May 30, 2019 - USD $ 34.12
  • "Con mucho amor Hallie guapa. " - Carlos

  • May 22, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "From one struggling grad student to the other soon-to-be. May your creativity, networks, and entrepreneurial acumen take you as far as you can go, lady Haller! " - A Bing Lin

  • May 21, 2019 - USD $ 7.31
  • "PLEASE MOVE TO NYC <3" - Shuey

  • May 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Love you lots! <3" - Izzy

  • May 20, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "A little bit of help I can give for now. Will send more soon. Luck and love H " - Anonymous

  • May 15, 2019 - USD $ 235.19
  • "For the black rabbit of course" - Lapin blanc

  • May 15, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go go go baby! Thank you for being such an incredibly supportive friend and collaborator. You're gonna do great things!" - S

  • May 14, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Go chase your dream!! The time is now. " - Luke Dominique Warner

  • May 14, 2019 - USD $ 73.40
  • "Babbbbbbbyyy my love for you is huge! " - Leora

  • May 14, 2019 - USD $ 157.80
  • "All success starts from a little move. I wish you all the best for your unknown future and it must be fantastic. " - Mars

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 74.19
  • "Good luck, you’re doing a great job already and being able to further your dream at NYU Is amazing! " - Hemani

  • May 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best - in improving yourself you will improve others." - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 111.28
  • "Hope you reach your goal!" - Gecille and Des

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 76.80
  • "Go get that degree" - Berold

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 201.78
  • "Cant wait to see what the future holds for that brilliant, beautiful noggin of yours! Counting the days until we’re in the same city again ??" - Deria

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 370.94
  • "Go, go Hallie, you're my pally, rest assured what's ours is yours, for your success shall open all our doors! " - Dave the

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 33.38
  • "So ready to release storm Hallie on this sleeping world. Bursting with Bambi love for you - Happy birthday!" - Bambi

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 37.09
  • "Happy birthday Hallie! This looks fantastic. Wishing you all the best luck online the world. Know you’ll smash it! ????????" - Jess

  • May 13, 2019 - USD $ 37.09
  • "Happy birthday, gorge!" - Leanne

  • May 13, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck! You deserve this <3" - Anonymous

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My goal has always been to find ways that creativity and sustainable social impact can coexist. That's why I applied to NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.  I've reached a point in my career where I know that my exposure is limiting the impact I can have, and I want to change that.