COLLEGE, IF YOU'RE PURSUING ENTERTAINMENT
It's 2016 and if there's one thing that is more accessible now than it ever was before, it's any major job in film/television (writing/directing/acting) or music or comedy (which can fall into the other categories). College is expensive, so is it worth it? (Inspired by @stacymichelle's list about career advice list)
- •Major and Minor: If you're pursuing the arts, you should major in something that will envelope you in things that will shape your point of view.I ended up taking socio-economic classes and several women's studies courses and they taught me more than anything else I took in film. Learning how to respond to art or make it is limited in school, but social studies, anthropology, etc. is limitless in interpretation and shaping your voice.
- •You get what you put in.If you're going in with the mindset of getting good grades or treating like a 9-5, it's going to be a long four years. If that's the case, go work a 9-5 and start working on your passions after hours and save yourself the crushing debt. Otherwise, internships: go get 'em!
- •"The College Experience"Parties, hangouts, clubs (not nightclubs, but groups with a shared interest)... If you have the time go for it. If you're working two jobs to make ends meet and avoid more debt, don't worry: you can go be disappointed by these kinds of functions in your 20s, too!
- •This collective national student loan debt is outrageous and college seems to be more expensive than ever. If you're going to bury yourself in debt, don't do it just because they have a good program, do it cause of everything else, too.There are so many people out there creating "content" and doing the work without a college education. It's not necessary to succeed, but it could shape your future and introduce you to lifelong friends and ideas!
- •I dropped out of grad school with two semesters left because I got representation. I got it from doing stand-up, not from any of the resources at school.
- •Go get 'em Tiger!