Pathways in Entertainment

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 7 - 9 p.m. | Location TBD

  • 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, Feburary 7, 2019. 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 professional 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

Keynote Speaker

Venus DeMilo Thomas ’99
Paramount Pictures

Host Committee

Chauntel Anderson ’10
DEFY Media

Sabrina Deana-Roga ’15
Warner Bros Entertainment

Val Horton ’08
Eleventh Hour

Sam Juliano '12
G4 Studios | Global Eagle Entertainment

Celeste Klaus '14
Freelance Writers’ Assistant

Sean Krimmel '12
Dollar Shave Club

Samantha Lewis ’11
Dreamworks Animation Television

Dustin Muenchow ’12
Freelance Director & Union Editor


Colin O’Rourke ’10
Directors Guild of America

Ely Orias ’97
20th Century Fox

Amanda Phillips Atkins ’03
Motion Picture Corporation of America

Emily Ralph ’15
Contracted Literary Assistant

Scott Rowan ’09

Meghan Short ’09
Walt Disney Imagineering

Ryan Stephens ’11
Queen Sugar (Oprah Winfrey Network)

Evan Ward-Henninger ’00
Film Independent


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