After transferring to Pace as a sophomore and learning about the development of Lubin’s new BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM), Addison O’Donnell knew he had to get involved. “When I came here, I quickly became involved with the student development. How can we as a student body structure this for us? How can we get involved? Where are our resources? In a sense, this was Entrepreneurship 101 on a practical, academic scale. I discussed multiple times throughout the year with Dr. Theresa Lant, the Director of the Program, and eventually the program was passed by the State of New York (a day better than my birthday),” he says.
And and the brand new student organization, the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network (AEM “IN”), was born.
“We are a resource for prospective or incoming students, and we serve as a community for the current Pace students here, who are interested in the program—for the major or the minor. The final stroke of the IN is the truly unique piece—once you’re with the Arts and Entertainment Management Program, you’ll also have the ‘IN,’” O’Donnell says. “We want to create an alumni hub that specifically focuses on any career in the arts and entertainment field. We want our alumni to come back to Pace, to talk to our students; we want to create an ‘Industry Network,’ where our students can have an ‘IN’ for the real world.”
And after postponing their late October reception in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, AEM “IN” is proving that the show must go on with a rescheduled fall reception on December 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Lobby. If you’re interested in joining AEM IN, stop by and meet the members and e-board, Lubin Dean Neil Braun, Program Director Theresa K. Lant, PhD, Professor Chris Ramos, and MGT 371, the Managing Entertainment Projects Class and the exhibition of “The Living City,” a Tumblr that documents each members’ voice of what the city is and what it means to them through photographers, videos, and interviews, and find out more about this new student organization and program which will give you the skills you need to succeed in the business of arts and entertainment.
If you’re interested in launching an exciting career with opportunities in performing arts and visual arts organizations, managing theater companies, museums, dance companies, contemporary and classical music organizations, art galleries, talent representation and management companies, and television production firms, and getting treated to guest lectures by leaders in the industry including award-winning journalist Katie Couric, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard, Viacom President Doug Herzog, and more, learn more about the Lubin BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management.