Well this is it. A year has flown by and this is my last blog post as Graduate Ambassador for the Arts, Entrainment, and Media Management MAM program. I have enjoyed connecting with so many great people, some of which are now enrolled at Columbia! I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at a year in the life of an AEMM student, so here are some of my own Marginalia-based highlights from the past year.
- I got GREAT insight into the journey one AEMM student experienced as an intern at the CSO.
- I wrote about some HUGE school projects.
- I went to South By Southwest and wrote about it, twice!
- I interviewed Philippe Ravanas, Chair of the AEMM department
- I found out I liked working in development
- I ride the “L” a lot so I wrote about it! I bike more now, but it is still a useful guide for those of you who will be using the “L” during grad school.
- I wrote about applying to grad school.
- I graduated!
For now the future is a little unknown, but full of promise. In the two months since graduation, I have launched three companies: a music licensing company, a web design agency, and a graphic design agency. The work is rolling in and I am loving it. I have also started working for a small start-up business. In my application to Columbia, I wrote that after graduation I wanted to take what I would learn in the program and use that knowledge to start my own business, and it has actually happened. Make no mistake, all of these opportunities and endeavors have come about as a result of the AEMM program.
So, it is time to say goodbye. Thanks to all of you who reached out to me for help with starting your own grad school journey! I hope I was able to provide you with the answers you needed.
From now on, Joshua will be taking over as AEMM Grad Ambassador. I leave you all in good hands!