Princeton University Careers
The workshop, which Career Services co-sponsored with the Lewis Center for the Arts, is one example of Career Services' expanding efforts to connect students with career opportunities across all genres in the arts.
"Given the University's significant investment in many arts-related initiatives during the past few years, more Princeton students are engaged in the arts than ever before, " said Abigail Racelis, Career Services' assistant director of the arts, nonprofit and public sector. "The fact that the panels included a combination of alumni, parents and industry professionals really showed how invested the Princeton community-at-large is in the success of our students."
The workshop included two panels: one on screenwriting and the creative side of the industry, and one on producing, financing and other business aspects of Hollywood. Students also had the chance to network directly with professionals, including ongoing conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #Script2Screen.
Michael Cadden, director of the Lewis Center, said people are often surprised to learn how many Princeton alumni, from a wide range of majors, are working successfully in the entertainment industry.
Panelists represented diverse backgrounds and expertise â from Class of 1986 graduate Albert Kim, a former journalist who is co-executive producer of the Fox drama "Sleepy Hollow, " to Class of 1990 graduate Marissa Roman Griffith, an art history major and entertainment lawyer for such films as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
Senior Brady Valashinas, an anthropology major and film studies certificate candidate, said the afternoon was the perfect pick-me-up as he thinks about life after graduation.
"It can be really scary as a senior trying to figure out what you want to do with your life, " Valashinas said. "Hearing everyone talk about their struggles, but also their triumphs, is really encouraging. It's great to know that there is not a straight path to a career in the arts â it's about following your passions and working hard."
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