The event, hosted by Career Development, featured industry heavy-hitters and a rich networking environment

On March 21, 80 current students and recent graduates attended the Career Development Department’s lively and informative Jump Start! The event took place in the B2 Theater. Over 80 attendees heard a panel of 8 employers discuss their interviewing and hiring practices as well as job opportunities within each company. Representatives from 1st Media, PSAV, iD Tech Camps, Skulley FX, and Atlantic Records along with LAFS graduates Jon Ryan and Joshua Calloway dispensed helpful tips on how to launch and build a career post-graduation. Following the panel discussion, all attendees got the chance to meet one-on-one with the panelists, making introductions and submitting their resumes.

Jump Start

Employers from the entertainment industry gather for the Jump Start Networking Panel.

We’ve learned that several employers have already lined up on-site interviews with graduates they spoke to! Some of the advice dispensed included the value and importance of networking, interview preparedness (arrive no more than 15 minutes early), and having a “can do” attitude even on the most menial of tasks. Career Development also gives a big shout-out to California Pizza Kitchen, who supplied us with 100 delicious meals! We encourage all of our students and graduates to take advantage of opportunities like this one to help jump start their careers. Our next event is Behind the Sounds on May 8th, a close-up visit with the folks at Aftermath Entertainment, followed by a Job Fair in July!

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