EIPMA Mentoring Event Featuring CAS/MPSE Student Award Recipients as Mentors By Karol Urban CAS MPSE
On October 9th at 10am PDT an event made possible through the efforts of CAS, MPSE and EIPMA, including the CAS Student Recognition Award, Verna Fields Award for Best Student Sound Editing, and Ethel Crutcher Scholarship was held to benefit newly entering members of our sound community. The speed mentoring session managed by Karen Dunn paired newly entering workforce members with past student honorees. The concept is that newer members of our industry might have more recent applicable tips to answering the most common question students receive: How do I get in?
The event was the brainchild of Sherry Klein CAS, CAS representative for EIPMA, CAS board member, and chair of our Student Recognition Award Committee. While pondering the question, it occurred to her that “who better than you (recent graduates and new professionals) … to answer some of these questions and lend support for these students.”
The event was a delight for many; as one student wrote later, “I met so many other great people-today was a turning point for me.” Success.