Lately, I've been thinking more and more about what kind of intership I should take on for school. I've always wondered about it but this weekend really made me want to figure out what I think would be a really good intership.
I'm majoring in Management so I can eventually work in the music industry. Whether its managing a venue or a band, I know I want to do something with music. I may not be able to hold on note or have the skill to rock your socks off with a sick guitar riff, but I am good at managing money, networking and tight scheduling. Last Saturday, I attended the Siren Music Festival in Coney Island and saw management at work. I saw how the Village Voice booked and scheduled bands, how they managed vendors like Boost Mobile and Snapple, and how they figured out how to have a big music festival full of top-of-the-indie-chart bands for free! There was marketing and management going on all over the place! Sure, normal people go to concerts to let loose and enjoy the music. I went and had a vision of what I wanted to do as a career! Weird, eh? But imagine...organizing something like this! (Here's a photo of the event.)
While at the concert, I kept seeing people with tags in the crowd and VIP areas. They were all part of something called "The Syn." I've known about "The Syn" (AKA The Syndicate) for a couple of years now. I have had a few friends who were involved with the company and really loved it. Five years later, some are still working with them. They're all about supporting music, which is something that I'm all for.
Tonight, I'm planning on gathering all the information I can about The Syn. I'll also be crossing my fingers and hoping that Berkeley will think the company is good enough to count for my Intership credits.