Pathways in Entertainment

  • 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: Thursday, Februrary 6, 2020. Registration and hors d'oeuvres start sharply at 7 p.m.
    • Where: TBD
    • Who: Open to all class levels
    • Cost: Free

    Student RSVP           Alumni RSVP


  • 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

    How Should I Dress?

    Business casual attire is recommended for this event.

  • 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

Host Committee

Amanda Phillips Atkins ’03
Motion Picture Corporation of America

Chelsea Bo ’14
Paxeros Creative

Sarah Bush ’14
Amazon Studios

Sean Drummond ’14
Paxeros Creative

Sophia Dilley ’10
Concord Music

Adrienne Finch ’15
Youtube/Branded Content Creator

Sara Fontanetta ’01
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Brian Grant ’18
ABC Studios

Val Horton ’08 
Eleventh Hour

Chris Ingersoll ’03
The Walt Disney Company

Tracy Ip ’13
Levant Blanc

Anika Jess ’18
DreamWorks Animation

Sam Juliano ’12
G4 Studios | Buck and Under Media

Crystal La Pietra
Walt Disney Imagineering

Samantha Lewis ’11
Dreamworks Animation Television

Anna Mattia ’18
20th Century Fox

Samantha McRoberts ’14
Freelance Production/Social Media

Colin O'Rourke ’10
Assistant Director

Michael Quinones ’11

Scott Rowan ’09
Fandango | Row One Collective

Julia Bianco Schoeffling ’05
The Halp Network

Leilani Ramirez ’97
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Venus DeMilo Thomas ’99

Evan Ward-Henninger ’00
Film Independent

Justin Yngelmo ’10
Levant Blanc


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