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How do I gain experience for my dream job when my rigorous major keeps taking up all my time?

My name is Troy and I am currently a freshman in College. As of now I am studying engineering because I do love it and feel working as an engineer for a few years might be a good ideal until I can get my feet of the ground with my true passion - film making. However, if possible, I would love to graduate college and go strait to work in the film industry. My only problem is that in order to do this I will need previous film experience (experience while in college) however with engineering classes taking up so much of my time, I am not able to film as much as I would like to and hence, if this continues, will not be in the position to make filmmaking my immediate career. Even worse, I am not eligible even to get film experience over the summer through Film internships because film is not my major. My question hence is, how can I find the time to gain experience for my film career when my major is taking up so much of my time and excluding me from desirable opportunities? #film #engineering #guidance-counselor

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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Troy,

How about focusing on your Engineering major and try to find internship in companies that do engineering in movies? I am not in that field so I have no name for you to provide but it seems it will give you some contacts in the film industry as well. And possibly some experience.
The other way I can see is to finish your major and then get experience in filming on your freetime during weekend and after work, or maybe even be part of your company's marketing videos ...
It's a hard conflict you have. I am sorry I can't really help you more.
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Troy, yes, engineering is a wise choice for your career. As Mom told me, if you're excited about arts and entertainment then you better get a license or certificate to pay your monthly bills. Of course, study the market of film making, especially if you enjoy thrillers which thrill the studio producers most. Within a year or two, indie producers might consider family dramas, romances and comedies which millions of girls and women yearn for that show tender-loving care, adventure, hard work and healthy tips helping them to solve their daily conflicts. Best wishes, Mark Wagner.

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