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LA Day 7: Life Lessons Learned

I stayed on Earth today, but that does not mean day five of networking was any less than incredible. The first meeting was with the senior vice president of the Gaumont Film Company, a French-established film studio, and her colleagues. Besides just telling us how they got to where they are and tips abut the… Continue reading LA Day 7: Life Lessons Learned

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LA Day 6: To Heaven and Back

Day four of networking proved to be my favorite yet, starting with brunch at the iconic Bobby’s Big Boy (the oldest standing one of the chain) followed by our first meeting at CBS. I was at CBS on Friday with the vice president of daytime programming, but today’s meeting was right up my alley: we… Continue reading LA Day 6: To Heaven and Back

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LA Day 5: A Small World

All I can say after the alumni panel of recent Hofstra graduates held at Emerson College we attended is that I am #shook. Not only did they give genuine advice for people wanting to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment, they seemed very serious about being there for us if we… Continue reading LA Day 5: A Small World

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LA Day 4: Hanging at Monica, Griffith and Melrose

From riding the roller coaster at Santa Monica Pier and eating food truck tacos to celebrity sightings, our second free day in Los Angeles could not have been more enchanting and eventful. The day started off bright and early with a trip to Santa Monica, where the group had three hours to roam free. We… Continue reading LA Day 4: Hanging at Monica, Griffith and Melrose

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LA Day 3: A Look into a Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Two days ago I found out I could be star struck by a sidewalk. Today I found out I could be star struck by the outside of a building. This wasn’t just any building though; it was the façade of the orphanage from the 1999 version of Annie, a movie I grew up with, and one… Continue reading LA Day 3: A Look into a Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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LA Day 2: Network and Chill

If your day didn’t start with getting driven in a golf cart by a VP of a company, did your day even start? Well if yours didn’t, let me fill you in: it was awesome! The group got split up for the first half of our second day of networking here in LA, and I,… Continue reading LA Day 2: Network and Chill

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LA Day 1: Networking and Fun

I could not have asked for a better first day networking in Los Angeles. Today we visited three companies: Edelman, Paramount Pictures and Magical Elves, had lunch at an influencer-approved spot and found time for some sightseeing. From picking apart the brains of the professionals we met to smiling our way down the Walk of… Continue reading LA Day 1: Networking and Fun

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Hello Los Angeles!

I am finally in California! After telling my dad since freshman year of college that I am considering moving to Los Angeles one day, I have made it. This is for a school networking trip, but it’s a start. I hopped off the plane at LAX (did anyone else sing that in their heads?) just… Continue reading Hello Los Angeles!

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Sustainable Tourism Tips

Happy Earth Day! While I think every day should be Earth Day, today is important to remind ourselves Earth’s resources are limited, and we must conserve and protect them to sustain our ever-growing population. Today is also an ideal time to talk about a growing travel trend: sustainable tourism. Booking.com just released its annual sustainable… Continue reading Sustainable Tourism Tips

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Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

It’s springtime and finally acting like it in the tristate area. Spring is always an exciting time of year for students like myself—nicer weather allows us to spend some much needed time outside and also gives us a hint of the upcoming summer fun we plan to have. Speaking of outside time, a recent Science Advances study shows… Continue reading Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit