Real World Improvement
By Will Skalmoski
Now that I’m in the midst of my final college semester, I’ve had time to reflect on what has gotten me to Los Angeles this fall. Since day one, my education has been career-focused. Attending the Bandier Program at Syracuse has been a remarkable experience. I have developed into a budding music business professional in an “incubator,” learning the industry from a constructive, educational perspective. Now that I’ve landed in LA, I’ve embraced being off campus. At last, I’ve been able to put my education to work in the best way possible.
At my internships, I feel a sense of energy that my USC/UCLA colleagues cannot fully experience. This is my first real taste of the working world, and Los Angeles is the “big time” for music. My classmates and I have met executives that are on the cutting edge, and we’ve been able to observe the creative side of the business. Since freshman year, I had been waiting for a real taste of my career. The Los Angeles scene is a true test for what I’ve learned, and the SULA semester has started preparing me for my next step!