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tips for upcoming brands and entrepreneur.
tips for upcoming brands and entrepreneur.
Why is this blog a thing?
There are way too many schools out there who don't provide what you need.
âStudent Loans are no-joke and college is an investment. Here we go!
Before I continue ahead, here's a little background of my current situation:
MediaTech Institute - Dallas is an accredited college which provides courses for film, mobile/web app development, animation, as well as recording arts. It's not a traditional 2-year college. In my experience, this is a fantastic tech school for audio engineering!
Hi, my name is Israel Castillo and I go by Izzy. I am an entrepreneur who currently stays with his mother. It hurts to admit that truth, but the wheels keeps spinning. I am currently in my third semester at MediaTech Institute - Dallas as a Recording Arts major. I'll be 26 in February 1st. The beautiful image above contains strands of my grey hair. With a closer look, a beautiful Yamaha grand piano inside a recording studio.
5 reasons why MediaTech was the best option.
1.) Provides career-focused programs to build your profession.
Experience: I've attended a 4-Year college in Boston for pretty much the same thing. What MediaTech excels where my previous college didn't is: the nurturing environment for their creative students. The equipment. The friendly vibes. The faculty. The facility. The studio IS the classroom! This is great for students who learn by doing or simply wants to shadow their instructors.
2.) There is WAY more like-minded colleagues around.
You are more than likely to start a conversation with your future business partner. Also, you may connect with someone who has the skill-sets you need to develop your brand. Say, for example: you are an aspiring director looking to build your portfolio. There are plenty of personalities within the recording arts department looking to create a music video. Extremely convenient, if you ask me!
Tips: Don't be intimidated by your classmate's progress or success. Everybody enters at a different pace. Everyone is running the same race called Life. Instead, provide support for your classmates. Trust me. It goes a long way!
Quality over quantity is the focus. Networking is the name of the game. Support and uplift is the winning move!
3.) They reinforce the importance of Pro-Active Learning.
The hands-on equipment is such a bonus! The instructors are usually there, after class, during the day. You could receive help by the right person for the sound you've been striving for.
Freshman Tips: After class is where the magic happens. TAKE ADVANTAGE. You may see your upperclassman working in the studio. Don't be afraid to knock and ask to shadow for a bit. If they are free, they will let you know.
4.) Three words: HANDS-ON TRAINING!
This is great for people who learn by doing or simply shadow their instructor's performance with REAL-world skills. I will not be misleading and say it's ALL Hands-on. School are enforced by the government to provide the basic curriculum classes (Math, Speech, English). The better view over the small pebbles are the REAL-WORLD practices.
Tips: TAKE ADVANTAGE.
5.) Help defined my passion in a different light.
Mediatech saved my life. Literally, the light at the end of a tunnel. Music will always be with me, whether I am creating or helping someone else's music. I went in [Mediatech] expecting to learn what it takes to record sound through industry-standard equipment. You don't need a fancy $200,000 console to record a song. HOWEVER! You will need the skill-sets for those industry jobs.
Things to keep in mind: If your heart made the right choice in choosing your career-path. KUDOS TO YOU! Hakuna Matata, If you are still finding your way. Taking career classes is the fastest way to find out; if you're a good fit or not. You don't have to complete a semester, or even a week of ANY school to decide your stay.
Tips: Check out the school's refund policy or ask your tour-guide "What if I don't like this program during my first week?"
Everything takes time. Take calculated risk.
It's okay to mess up, drop what you don't need, and keep going.
Do you have any questions?
I'll be sure respond to your comments below:
Israel Castillo, 29,