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Internship and Being A Student

Something that some of my professors in this semester of SULA have stressed is that if you want to stay with a company, you have to make yourself indispensable. Which, on its face, sounded absolutely terrifying to me. How am I supposed to do that? What does it even mean to be indispensable? But I’ve […]

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The SULA Experience

Coming into this semester, I was very anxious. As a senior that is a dual major in both Newhouse and the iSchool, I have been constantly flipping back and forth between wanting to pursue IT and wanting to be in the entertainment industry, with not a lot of time left to decide. Coming to LA […]

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SULA Students Attend I Want You Back Premiere

The SULA program offers so many fun (and free) events that are honestly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Last month, we were invited to the world premiere of Amazon Studios’ I Want You Back film. The event lived up to its Valentine’s date night theme starting off with a drive-in style screening. When we pulled up to the […]

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The Griffith Observatory

So far in Los Angeles, I’ve found that most of the things to do cost quite a bit of money: theme parks, restaurants, even parking is expensive when you’re living on a student budget! But there are also a lot of cheap things to do, one of them being going to the Griffith Observatory. It’s […]

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Los Angeles – A city of Beauty

  As a student who spent two and a half years in Syracuse, coming to Los Angeles was the best choice I made. I love Syracuse, every season in this city allows me to quiet down and think quietly. I also love Los Angeles, and unlike Syracuse, every corner of the city reminds me that […]

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Filmworks FX Internship

At my internship, I am currently doing work in the form of visual effects for TV shows, feature films, and promotional content. I have gained so many valuable skills not just from being around technically proficient professionals, but simply from “being in the room where it happens.” From being able to go into the screening […]

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Hannah’s Los Angeles Semester

I’m interning for Groundswell Productions – providing coverage, creating daily buzz sheets with the day’s news, and meeting with industry professionals about upcoming projects. Participating in the SULA Semester over the summer and now again in the spring has given me the opportunity to learn from inspiring professionals, and I’ve learned so much from the […]

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Moonfall Advanced Screening 

One of the coolest experiences I’ve had so far at SULA was attending the advanced screening for Moonfall! Hosted at the AMC theater in The Grove, upon arrival our names were checked on a list that was being run by a fellow SULA alum, and we were given a free poster. Lionsgate rented the largest […]

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The importance of Connection

It took me a really long time to secure my internship for this semester (I didn’t start until almost October!) and I was really down about it and stressed out. Finally, after about 5 weeks in LA, I secured 3 offers at once, which brought on a whole new level of stress. It took me […]

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Studying in Hollywood

My first week of classes in Los Angeles ended with an evening at the Hollywood Bowl to see John Williams himself conduct his most famous pieces from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., and more. It was a surreal way to begin what turned out to be a surreal semester. Almost every aspect of this semester […]

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