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Going Back to Cali

Going Back to Cali

Born and raised in sunny LA, it feels amazing to be back on the Best – err, I mean the West coast. Syracuse is great, but nothing’s better than great weather, beaches, and Mexican food! When applying to universities, I knew that I wanted to attend a school on the East coast. One has to be used […]

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A Day In the Life

A Day In the Life

After the initial excitement of learning about my acceptance to the LA Semester wore off, the stress set in. How was I going to have time for a full semester of classes, 20 hours a week of working at an internship, homework, a social life, plus time to eat and sleep? Having been here for […]

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They Call Me the Working Man

They Call Me the Working Man

I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find out here. Not many Television-Radio-Film students are seeking work outside those broad fields, certainly not among the LA Semester class. I had always hoped to direct my talents toward video game writing, so SU set me up with an internship at Floor 84 Studio, a small mobile/web […]

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SULA: Take Advantage of the Opportunity

SULA: Take Advantage of the Opportunity

I firmly believe that with a business like the entertainment industry, there is only so much you can learn in a classroom. In order to know whether or not this industry is for you, and to understand where you fit in the crazy world of entertainment, you have to experience it. For this reason, the […]

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Then you get to L.A. and you get it

Then you get to L.A. and you get it

If you’re a student hoping to work in the entertainment industry someday, there are a couple of words that just don’t seem to leave you alone: “experience” and “networking.” These words will loom over your head; every advisor, professor, and professional you meet will emphasize their importance. And during every spiel you hear, you’re going […]

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Small Town Guy in LA

Small Town Guy in LA

When I first landed in LA, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t really know anyone else in the program, and it was my first time ever experiencing the West Coast. But I knew that a career in the entertainment industry was what I really wanted to do with my life. And now […]

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The Allure of Multiple Internships

The Allure of Multiple Internships

I came out here wanting to make as many contacts as possible. The best way I thought, at that time, to do that was through getting two internships as opposed to just one. The more the merrier so I thought and I ended up getting two internships with different development companies.

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ONLY IN L.A.

ONLY IN L.A.

The Midwesterner in me was skeptical about coming out to California, never mind Los Angeles.  What do you mean I have to get a car? “What kind of city doesn’t have public transportation? But truly I have become a fan of this sprawling, car-filled city. I am fond of its details. The everyday small things […]

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No Right Way

No Right Way

One of the reasons I chose the S.I. Newhouse School, way back when in senior year of high school, was for the opportunity to participate in the SULA semester. I knew that it would be the perfect opportunity to ease my way into the post-graduation real world. Like most of my classmates, leaving Syracuse for a […]

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LA is Everything I Expected + More

LA is Everything I Expected + More

A is everything I expected it to be; warm weather, kind people, lots of entertainment, many opportunities, and terrible traffic. When I first came to California, I arrived with my parents and we went to multiple activities each day. At first it was really annoying not being able to get away from them, but they took me to many different attractions that it was more than worth it. The quality time spent with them in just a few days was incredible. Once they left, I made many friends in the program and we started exploring on our own.

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