Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau is committed

Brook’s student Alex Kay is getting access to publishing opportunities and exposure through the VVCB.

The Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (VVCB) is committed to engaging community partners in order to develop meaningful relationships that benefit the community.

Over the past year, VVCB has focused its efforts to actively seek out opportunities to strengthen its relationships with Brooks Institute. Last year, Brooks Institute invited VVCB Executive Director, Marlyss Auster, to give a graduation commencement speech, kick-starting growth in our relationship. Since then, VVCB has partnered with Brooks Institute to offer a photography internship funded by a federal grant program. VVCB is honored and proud to offer real-life experience opportunities to students in Ventura and is excited to continue this win-win partnership through which the VVCB gains access to fantastic photography, and learning photographers get access to publishing opportunities and exposure. In fact,  VVCB’s new Inspiration Guide for Ventura features many images captured by VVCB’s photography interns that will be seen all over California and across the USA.


VVCB has also begun participating in Brooks Institute’s student orientations to welcome them to Ventura and ensure they have the information they need. VVCB’s newest undertaking in partnership with Brooks Institute is a semesterly photo contest for students and alumni. Prizes include a trip for two to the Channel Islands National Park courtesy of Island Packers and the VVCB. Going forward, VVCB hopes to keep this relationship growing by developing graphic design and film internships, as well as partnering on community projects to enhance Brooks Institute involvement and maximize benefits for the community.

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