Pathways in Entertainment

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 7 - 10 p.m. | Roski Dining, University Hall

  • What is Pathways in Entertainment?

    Join LMU alumni and your fellow students in a conversation about bridging the professional gap between graduation and meaningful employment in the entertainment industry.

    Event Details

    When: Wednesday, March 21, 7 - 10 p.m. Registration and hors d'oeuvres start sharply at 7 p.m.
    Where: Roski Dining, University Hall
    Who: Open to all class levels
    Cost: Free

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  • Who will be there?

    Accomplished alumni, CPD career coaches, and students like you who are interested to hear from successful entertainment industry professionals.

    Why Should I Attend?

    • Discover the paths that entertainment industry professionals have taken while in pursuit of their careers
    • Build connections and expand your network with working LMU alumni
    • Gain confidence that you will succeed beyond graduation
  • Questions about their career path/training

    • How did you get into this field?
    • What has your career path been like to date? Is it representative of most people in this kind of position?
    • What kind of education/training do you have?
    • Are you a member of any professional orders or associations? Which ones do you feel are the most important to belong to?
    • What are the future prospects in this field? What trends do you see developing over the next few years?
    • If you could do things all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself?

    Questions about their current position and responsibilities

    • What does a typical day/week in your job look like?
    • What do you enjoy the most about your job? The least?
    • What skills have you found essential for success in this occupation?
    • Could you tell me about one of the main challenges you face in this position?

    Questions about working conditions

    • How many hours do you work in a typical week?
    • How much autonomy do you have in terms of what you focus on at work?
    • What kind of supervision did you have when you were starting out? Now?
    • How is your performance evaluated?
    • What kind of professional development opportunities are available?

    Additional questions

    • What advice would you have liked to have heard when you were starting out?
    • How would you recommend I “try out” this line of work (i.e. through a summer job, internship, volunteering…)?
    • What other fields or jobs would you suggest I research before making a final decision?
    Some information adapted from the Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

Questions?

Contact Elena Muslar at elena.muslar@lmu.edu.