Announced on August 14, 2019
Join the Dodge College career office in one of four events offered this September 2019. Current Dodge students can learn new communication skills or improve on what they already have during an interactive workshop that includes developing your own elevator pitch. Other opportunities include meeting young alumni who represent various areas of the industry as they talk about their experience moving into the start of their careers and what students can expect in the first few years after graduation.
All attending students must RSVP through Handshake. There is a cap for each event.
- Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. – Dodge College Communication Skills Workshop – DMAC Directing Stage
- Monday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m. – Entertainment Assistant/Coordinator Panel – DMAC Patio
- Joining us is:
Crystal LaFrance ’16
Title: Assistant to Director/Producer
What I do: Oversee and facilitate communication between department supervisors and our Producer/Director. Additionally, I am responsible for all talent-related communication for records, travel booking, overall scheduling, and communication with our animation studio.
- Yael Egnal ’17
Title: Development Coordinator
Company: Xpedition Media
What I do: I work with our VP of Development in both television and branded content development. For television, we are developing unscripted, documentary, and children’s programming. On the branded content side, we develop branded campaigns for clients such as Google and YouTube.
- Sofia Seikaly ’17
Company: ABC 10News (KGTV) San Diego
What I do: I produce the weekend 5pm newscast. I’m responsible for the content, writing, and overall production value of the newscast.
- Brett Melnick ’16
Title/Company: Co-Creator, What’s Up North (Instagram TV/Buzzfeed)
Title/Company: Writers’ Assistant, The Last O.G. (TBS)
What I do: Brett Melnick (’16) is the executive producer of the political satire digital series “What’s Up North”, co-created in partnership with Instagram and BuzzFeed. The vertically-presented IGTV series focuses on social and environmental issues, and ways to proactively work toward resolving these issues in on our own day-to-day. Brett also works as the writers’ assistant on The Last O.G., a TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, where he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to write digital promos for the show.
- Matthew Benz ’15
Title: Coordinator Location-Based Entertainment
Company: 20th Century Fox
What I do: I assist in overseeing development and execution of each project, including creative, production, installation, merchandise, and marketing working with internal stakeholders and storytellers that each project is on brand Projects that I have worked on include the Springfield USA areas the Universal Studios resorts, American Horror Story at Universal Halloween Horror Nights, a free-roam virtual reality experience based on the Alien franchise, and a global touring educational exhibition that builds upon the world of the Avatar franchise and more.
- Joining us is:
- Monday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Dodge College Communication Skills Workshop – DMAC Directing Stage
- Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. – Entertainment Assistant/Coordinator Panel – MKS 111
- Guests TBA