Career Services in Los Angeles: Check out who we met!

By Kim Brown

If you follow us on Twitter, you know that several of us from the @CareerSU team were out in Los Angeles last week, working to make some awesome connections with employers and Syracuse University alumni.

Sue Casson (@smcasson), our Associate Director of Employer Relations and Shannon Feeney (@orange_spice), our Employer Relations Coordinator were on the trip – and I went along too!

Our Employer Relations team is really working hard to connect you with the employers you’ve told us you’d like to see on campus.

A fun intersection at Disney in LA!

We visited several employers in LA, including Activision Blizzard, Disney, Pelican Products, Mattel, Creative Artists Agency, Guitar Center, Robinson Helicopter, and more.

We also stopped in at Nickelodeon Animation and are VERY excited to announce that, for the first time ever, @NickAnimation will be recruiting at SU. Don’t miss them when they visit for our Career Fair in February!

Visiting the new SU in LA campus was a real treat. 41 students are studying out there, with 41 amazing internships! I was able to teach them some of them the ins and outs of LinkedIn, which was certainly a lot of fun. Now they have the tools they need to turn those internships into full-time jobs, which Andrew Graham also gave us some great advice on in this earlier blog post!

A highlight of our trip was being able to see a taping of Leno, thanks to SU grad Matt Curran, who works for NBC Universal as Director of Talent Relations and Community and Corporate Affairs. If there’s one thing we confirmed on this trip, it’s that Syracuse University alumni have the most amazing jobs – and are so willing to help our students get to where they are, offering great advice along the way. The SU network is second to none.

Check out some of the videos we shot in Los Angeles for our Career Services YouTube Channel. We’ve posted several new ones! Look for:

Stacy Small, Newhouse 1991, Owner of Elite Travel International

Linda DiMeglio, Newhouse, Entertainment Sales Manager at LA’s InterContinental Hotel

John Campisi, Newhouse 1990, Film Agent at Creative Artists Agency

Michael Franceschi, VPA 2001, Supervising Animator at Nickelodeon Animation

Amy Taylor, VPA 1999, Character FX TD at DreamWorks Animation

Mike Stern, VPA 2000, Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation

Wade Ryer, VPA 1997, Character TD at DreamWorks Animation

Sandy Prisbell, VPA 2002, Designer of Barbie Consumer Products at Mattel

Check out this advice from Newhouse alumna (magazine major) Stacy Small (@elitetravelgal)!

Are you planning to move to Los Angeles? What other companies would you like to see recruiting graduates of Syracuse University?

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