Hi! You need to be in a city where the music companies are. Do you want to work at a record label? Or the music dept. at Disney? The possibilities are out there! LA, Nashville, and NY are the places to be for this. Try to connect with someone at the company where you want to be. Make it personal. Actually write a letter. Emails and social media - everyone does that. You want to stand out. In your letter, tell them how much it means to you and why you want to get into the industry. Be willing to work at any menial job, Sometimes, when you start out in a company, they want to see how badly you want it. Are you willing to get the boss coffee? Bring him his lunch? You may need to start out that way. Be humble and willing to work hard at whatever they give you. Also, research a lot on your own - don't leave it all up to them to teach you everything. Immerse yourself in it. Know your goals but be open to change. I wish you all the best!
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Internships are always listed on the careers webpage of all major companies. At our company we are always looking for interns as we rotate every 3-6 months. You are closest to Austin and most record companies have offices there. Also speak with your college counselor as they often have contact information for the internship programs in your area.
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