Support Our Future

diversity, equity, and inclusion
in media, entertainment, and technology industries

Real Industry was founded in 2014 with a mission to educate, empower, and inspire university and college students at the intersection of arts and technology.

In service of our mission to reach all students, in Fall 2019 we are launching a new initiative to increase the number of women and underrepresented students discovering and entering the intersection of arts and technology. We believe this new initiative is vital because our mission will not be fully realized without the diversity of experiences, knowledge, and skills that this population has to offer.

We are supporting 6 universities and colleges in 2019: Cal State University, Monterey Bay; Loyola University New Orleans; Spelman College; University of California, Riverside; University of Hartford; Wayne State University.

Our plans are ambitious! Over the next 3 years, we will build a program to support 5,000 students.

Starting Fall 2019, students at 6 universities will receive a 1-year mentorship and experiential opportunities program. This program aims to provide students with 3 critical, measurable keys to career success:

  1. Inspiration. Students become aware of the roles, career paths, jobs, or companies in our industry.

  2. Access. Students gain access to mentors and role models, to explore and prepare for careers.

  3. Experience. Students receive real-world experience and are able to translate their in-school learnings to professional skills and knowledge. Students work on small projects and micro-internships to demonstrate success.

Help us do more

Our goal: we’re asking you to support Real Industry’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative. We rely on your generosity to effectively educate and empower university students. When you give to this initiative, you give women and underrepresented students the opportunity for a better future. Help contribute to a more equal future in the workplace!