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Los Angeles: Wrapped Up

My visit to Los Angeles was a special networking trip through the Hofstra University Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. It was a “business trip,” if I may. We met a wide range of professionals from many well-known companies in the entertainment industry, learned a lot about where we see ourselves in the professional world and… Continue reading Los Angeles: Wrapped Up

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LA Day 8: Networking Day into Night

On our sixth day of networking the professionals gave to me…more knowledge! We started off the rainiest day yet at one of the top four talent agencies in L.A., ICM,  although it looked like an art museum instead. We met with a Hofstra alumnus who has been a talent agent there for seven years. He… Continue reading LA Day 8: Networking Day into Night

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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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Whitmanythoughts Bloggers Return from Abroad

It has been an adventurous and sometimes even stressful, but unforgettable semester abroad for our Whitmanythoughts bloggers. Let’s see what Alexa (London) and Rachel (Amsterdam) have to say about their time abroad, now that they’re back in the states. Sarawhitmanythoughts: How does it feel now that you’ve officially studied abroad? Rachel: It feels incredible to… Continue reading Whitmanythoughts Bloggers Return from Abroad

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3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

By: Rachel Bowman Traveling and doing as much as possible, while also spending as little money as possible has been one of my biggest goals while studying abroad. Now that I’m three quarters of the way done, I feel like I’ve had enough experience doing so, so I’d like to share some of my tips… Continue reading 3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

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A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

By: Kylie Finnigan Growing up, I knew my dream was to study abroad in London. Through the college application process I kept that in mind; the only schools I applied to were schools that I knew could get me to London. For years, I had always pictured my study abroad experience in London to be… Continue reading A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

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Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

By: Alexa Hoffman For anyone wondering, yes—London does celebrate Halloween. It’s a bit weird how I found out. I had first realized because I started seeing decorations in a lot of the main shopping stores. For instance, there’s a store called Flying Tiger which is basically the U.K. version of 5 Below, and they had… Continue reading Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

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A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

By: Rachel Bowman While I had liked to think of myself as well traveled before my study abroad trip, I had only left the country a few times and mostly had traveled within the states. Coming to Amsterdam is the most traveling I had ever done, and actually planning a trip to another country from… Continue reading A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

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A Student’s Experience at London Fashion Week

By: Alexa Hoffman The most exciting thing that I’ve done so far is work at London Fashion Week. As it has to do with my major, I was thrilled that I had the opportunity to help out with such a great event. Through my Fashion Styling tutor, we were able to help dress models and… Continue reading A Student’s Experience at London Fashion Week