Listen up, guys – there’s a unique opportunity for Dodge College students coming up this week: the Entertainment Industry Career Panel.

This is a great opportunity for all of us to hear from representatives of some of the most exciting companies to work for, and to learn about pursuing positions in the industry. These people hire students like us – so they have sage advice about constructing our resumes, presenting ourselves, interviewing, and actually obtaining good jobs.

Many of the questions that are going to be asked and answered have already been submitted, however, there is going to be plenty of time for open questions as well. Now, who are the folks from these big companies answering these questions?  There’s an amazing line-up!  Here are the guests:

  • Ruben Garcia from CAA
  • Joy Pena from The Walt Disney Studios
  • Tracie Waecker from Disney ABC Television Group
  • Lisa Buch from Paramount Studios
  • Peter Campbell from DreamWorks Animation

I told you these were big players!

You know, I meet a lot of other students who seem so confident, as if they know exactly what they need to do to get exactly where they want to go. Sure, if you have the perfect resume, the perfect answers, the perfect qualifications, and so on, you’re sure to get that perfect job right off the bat. However, the truth is that we are young and have a lot to learn. This is not to say that confidence isn’t a great thing, but it’s important to remember that no matter how seasoned we think we are, we are actually very lightly seasoned.

There is always room to improve in everything; and for us, improving our chances of breaking into the industry means focusing on what the people who hire young talent want to hear!

So bring your iPad or a notebook and getting ready to get some advice that might just help you score your first gig!

The event will be taking place in the Folino Theater at 7PM, Thursday October 11th.