Making connections is so valuable in entertainment

Making connections is so valuable in entertainment. As you will learn, it is a small industry where everyone knows each other and overlap occurs more often than you think. Therefore, making these relationships early will only benefit your career in the long run. Even if this is not an area you want to pursue- the assignment will still give you a great insight into working in entertainment.

You are tasked with contacting an entertainment professional for an informational interview through email or phone. If you do not know where to start, you can start with AU’s alumni who are currently practicing entertainment public relations. You can easily find alumni through LinkedIn. Industries including, lifestyle/consumer brands, TV, fashion, film, travel, etc. are all exciting careers in entertainment.

Please include a list of 5-10 questions with answers following each question, keeping to 1-2 pages. Answers should be no more than 3 sentences. Please paraphrase your interviewee’s responses. Please select an industry you would like to work in, as this will greatly help you decide if you want to pursue a career in entertainment communications.

This is your chance to ask any burning question you like! Suggested questions below, but are not limited to include:

How did you begin your career in entertainment?
Did you have your dream job right away?
What are some challenges on the job?
What do you love about your job?
What do you hate?
How glamourous is it, or is it not at all?
What tips do you have for a student wanting to enter the field?
What skills do you think a recent graduate needs?

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