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Monday, May 16 • 12:10pm - 12:40pm
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself: The Internship/First Job Role Play

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Led by William Paterson University music management professors Dr. Steve Marcone and David Philp, this session will feature role plays between students, panelists and moderators.  Questions will be answered about how much knowledge of the industry a student seeking an internship or job should have, whether or not one should seek an internship or job just to get their band signed, what the right way to network with people in the industry is, and what the proper etiquette is in following up.

The overall meetup will take place from 11AM to 1PM framing the conversation around the following ideas: Working in the music business is as popular a goal as ever with new graduates, even with the challenges, contraction and shifting revenue streams the business is experiencing. Do you have what it takes and is course selection alone enough to give you what you need to be successful in your pursuit? During this meet up, we'll discuss what shifts universities are exploring in their music programs, real life paths successful executives have followed, and the importance of internships. Finally, we'll play drop the needle and test your knowledge, as well as enact some role playing scenarios to see if you are a student of the music business.

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Stephen Marcone

Professor & Coordinator of Music and Entertainment Management Program, William Paterson University
In the late 1960s and early 70s, as a trumpet player in a Rock music group, Marcone recorded for Epic Records and toured the country taking an active role in the creative and managerial aspects of the ensemble. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the School of Music at Syracuse University... Read More →
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David Philp

Asst. Professor, William Paterson University
David Philp is a full-time Assistant Professor in the Music Management & Pop Music programs at William Paterson University, teaching about music in social media, entrepreneurship, and music and entertainment industry structure. He has over 20 years of experience working for the Universal... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 12:10pm - 12:40pm CDT
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