I began my LA semester experience with a road-trip from CT to Los Angeles, on which I visited many of America’s most famous National Parks. It was truly amazing and inspiring to explore America’s vast landscapes and climates. Over the course of the trip, I really felt like I got to know my country better, and I highly recommend this type of trip to anybody that’s planning on coming out to LA for the semester. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived in LA, but I was determined to keep an open mind. Within the first few weeks I knew it wasn’t the place I wanted to live and work in after graduation. However, I have been working at Career Artist Management, a company that has afforded me the opportunity to shadow artist managers and learn quite a bit about their day-to-day operations. I have befriended many of the managers at the company and I know that they will help me find jobs back in NYC. This experience has broadened my network and given me better insight into what career path I might choose to take. As an aspiring music industry professional, I basically have to choose whether I want to live and work in NYC or LA. Although I’ve decided to go back to NYC, I am extremely grateful to have been able to experience LA for myself and make an informed decision about where I want to start my career in the music business.