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What is networking?

When I first started on my SULA adventure, I was hit with one word over and over again: networking. Everyone I met, from professors, to past students, to working professionals had one thing to say: its all about who you know. At first, this stressed me out. I was never the most talkative person and […]

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“iHeart” LA Awards Season

Growing up in the heart of LA, awards season always meant two things: (1) a glimpse at celebs and (2) traffic. I remember walking out of the Hollywood/Highland station on my way to high school and seeing the Oscars building their red carpet. I remember stalking artists with my friends at LA Live and visiting […]

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Days at Goop

My time at SULA has been less traditional than the other students. I am a CRS major in the Visual and Performing Arts School. I am hoping to one day work in fashion in merchandising, buying, or styling. My internship this semester is with Goop in Santa Monica. I have loved my experience so much […]

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7 Tips for Balancing Two Internships

When Director Howard mentioned that it was an option to participate in two internship programs as a part of the SULA program I knew I was in trouble. Did she recommend the time commitment? Not necessarily. Did I know I was inevitably going to take on the challenge? For sure.   I’m now halfway through […]

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A New Way to Get Around a New City

After moving to Los Angeles, I quickly realized how environmentally-friendly this city is. You’ll see many Tesla’s on the highway, and don’t be shocked if you’re handed a paper straw at a restaurant. And in case you didn’t know: plastic bags cost ten cents extra in the state of California. Los Angeles has significantly decreased […]

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LA’s Healthy Food Agenda

I am not going to lie. I come from a family of unhealthy eaters. We eat whatever we want, whenever we want. Everyone always tells me “it will catch up with you someday”. Well for my parents, that wasn’t until their late 40s. So, I have some time to enjoy my sweets and greasy foods. […]

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A Professor’s Lasting Impact

In January, I read a New York Times opinion piece that argued students learn better from teachers they admire and have built relationships with. These qualities, the piece argues, make for a better learning experience and cause the teacher to have a lasting impact on the student. When thinking about this, I had a difficult […]

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Whose Line Is It Anyway

The most interesting part of my SULA experience besides the thought-provoking classes and hands-on internships have definitely been the live tapings I have attended. This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend a taping of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, hosted by Aisha Tyler, along with 14 of my peers. This was my first time […]

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 The Perfect Final Chapter

When I first arrived on the west coast, my only points of reference were movie scenes and posts I’d liked on Instagram. Although the opportunity to go to Los Angeles for the semester sounded exciting, the decision to finish my degree in LA was honestly a difficult choice. As a last semester senior at Syracuse, […]

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