As President of Sony Pictures Television, Steve Mosko oversees the development and marketing of programming that reaches more than 430 million households worldwide.

In May, he shared his life experiences and advice with the graduates in both Orange and — via the Internet — in Singapore at Dodge College’s commencement ceremonies.

Mosko, who was once turned down for an internship by a station that he later bought, advised the graduates to “Have a plan” and “Chase your dreams.” Recounting the story of how we was rejected for an internship because of his “C” average grades, Mosko recounted that as a corporate executive his philosophy of hiring interns revolves around finding people who are passionate about working in the business, not about grades.

Another highlight of the ceremony was the “speech” presented by Dodge College student Jessica Pauletto (BA/PRA ’10) recipient of the Cheverton Award, the highest honor at Chapman given annually to the outstanding graduating senior. Pauletto sang her remarks a Capella. As one faculty member commented on her performance, “Aretha Franklin would have been proud.”