Hub of Opportunities
By Eric Park
Participating in the SULA program allowed me the opportunity to come back home while gaining some valuable experience from my internship. I’m currently interning at a production company called K.Jam media, but this blog isn’t about my internship experience. I want to share a personal event that truly defined Los Angeles as the “hub of opportunities” for me. I had no idea how I’ll find an internship and get out of my comfort zone to network with people that have no benefit from talking to me. However, an interesting event occurred on my flight to California. I had to switch flights from Chicago, which got canceled due to the pilot not showing up. The flight was delayed ten hours and I sat at the corner section of the seats where all the dust piles up because my dog was barking and whining every five seconds from being locked in the cage. Interestingly, a guy named Dean came over with a bag of pretzels and a cup of beer and started a conversation with me. It turned out that he was on the same delayed-flight as I was and that he was a movie producer living in West Hollywood. I asked for his contact information before our flight and reached out to him as soon as I arrived in California. We met up for coffee and he gave me a number to call and several days later, there it was, I had an interview that eventually turned into an internship. Los Angeles truly is what you make out from it.