Do most colleges help theater majors find connections when they graduate?
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Min. Leslie Green
I was loosely affiliated with the drama program in college (over 20 years ago), but then I studied acting at UCLA after I retired from the Navy. To the best of my knowledge: no, most schools probably will NOT help you build your network of contacts that will help you find employment, roles, etc. That being said, it is totally worth it to keep in touch with your professors, student peers, and upper and lower classmates from your time in school. Additionally, if you can build contacts in the community theater and at other universities, I say: go for it! However, it is best to keep guarded on your social media accounts! Be reserved in terms of what personal information you put on there. Do NOT EVER put your phone, address, etc., on there to the best of your ability! Lastly, take a look at websites such as Casting Networks and Actor's Access. These can be great ways to track down roles in low-budget film. Best of luck!