When I found out that I was spending this winter in Los Angeles, I was thrilled. Not just because of the incredible opportunities the SULA Program has to offer, but also because I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. For once, I wouldn’t have to shovel myself out of my house to shovel my car out from feet of snow to drive in unplowed streets and not see the sun shine for more than half the year. Instead, I throw on my sunglasses and breeze out the door every morning, thankful that I’m not bundled up in seven layers and trudging through slush to get to where I need to be.
This semester, I’m interning with Lo-Max Films. I look forward to going to work every day because the opportunities they have offered me so far have been better than I ever could have imagined. I’ve been able to work and shadow within a variety of aspects of the production process, from the production office to being on set. If you asked me a few months ago how I thought my semester in LA would be, my response wouldn’t come close to how great of an experience this has already been.
The best part about this experience is definitely all of the networking that I’ve been exposed to through SULA events and interning. The post-graduation world I’ll enter next spring doesn’t seem nearly as terrifying as it has before. I hope to come back to Los Angeles as soon as I can.