First Experiences

First Experiences

By Alaina Longo

Participating in the Syracuse University Los Angeles program was one of the best decisions I have made while in my college career. While in California, I am taking 13 credits and have a three-day internship. My courses include my Capstone course, Development of Production, a Music Video course, and online Religion course and my three-credit internship class. My internship is at JB Talent, a celebrity-booking agency. This internship is different than what I anticipated I would be doing while here, but I am enjoying it. It is a new department I do not have much experience in, but being there has helped me learn a lot about the industry and what I may want to do once I graduate. My initial plan was to work in the production industry, but I am starting to become interested in talent agencies as well.

Events that I have attended while being here include a Dodgers baseball game, the Creative Arts Emmys, panels with Syracuse alumni, a taping of a show, going on-set of E! News, the Netflix offices, and many more. So far, I have had a great time and have learned a lot while meeting a lot of people.