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Los Angeles


SULA is the Jumper Cable for Your Career

By Nico Salimbene

October 2019

It was two weeks into my SULA experience. My car had just gotten tuned up after a long trip across the country. I’m leaving my apartment to pick up some groceries when, *click* *click*
*click* , something’s not right. I pull the keys out of the ignition, and try again. *Click* *click*click* . Nothing. My car battery died. I was now stuck in an unfamiliar place and had to develop skills that were foreign to me. I had an idea of how to jump start my car, but I never had done it personally. One hour (and a tutorial from my cousin over the phone) later, however, I learned how to jumpstart a car.

My car experience parallels perfectly with the SULA semester. You’ve been on a long journey to this point, whether it be your college experience or life in general. You’re put in a new place, surrounded by new people that will help you develop skills that will come in handy for the rest of your life. Your internship, as well as the classes and opportunities provided to you by the amazing SULA faculty, will become the “cables” you need to jumpstart your career. You probably have an idea of what you want to do or how the entertainment industry works, but, if you’re like me, you likely haven’t seen it for yourself just yet. Once you get started in your SULA semester, however, you will learn what you need to know to get started in Hollywood