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Platinum Creative Wraps Up HOF8 

With Hall of Fame 8 successfully documented into the historical archives, what’s next for the behind-the-scenes team of talented and creative minds who are largely accountable for its success?

Spanning more than 20 years, Platinum Creative, Full Sail University’s creative design and branding team, traditionally is responsible for producing the school’s national commercials, YouTube videos, websites, designs and social applications, just to name a few.

Annually, the uniquely creative and brilliant design entity quietly and professionally puts its touch on the blueprint for all things hall of fame at Full Sail.

This year was no different.  No magic tricks or illusions, just infinite, creative chaos, if you will.  

Coupled with fun, hard work, and unyielding passion to deliver ubiquitous, rewarding success, it was merely business as usual in 2017 for Platinum Creative and staff during the beloved and popular event.

So, what does Platinum Creative do yearly when Hall of Fames are in the books?

Perhaps, all team members take a nice, well-deserved break - or vacation, not exactly.

According to Sari Kitelyn, Director of Project Development at Platinum Creative, the team debriefs and prepares for the subsequent Hall of Fame.

“We create a list of things we want to improve for next year’s Hall of Fame and talk about them after the event.”

Kitelyn said they create a box, which helps to compartmentalize things they want to adjust and correct moving forward.

There is always room for improvement, no matter the scenario or circumstance, and Platinum Creative uses surveys post Hall of Fame to get feedback from students, staff, inductees and guest, about event likes and dislikes.

One of the most important and pressing request students made during a recent Hall of Fame survey was to stream the event live online. Now Full Sail has live streaming for Hall of Fame and its numerous events to support online students who can’t attend.

While many Full Sail students, staff and faculty - and soon-to-be inductees, are going about their daily lives, the Platinum Creative team is busy inside its creative galaxy, tucked away, assembling the blueprint and the next red carpet A-list for HOF 9 in 2018.

I hope you are ready for Full Sail University’s HOF 9, because Platinum Creative is now on deck!

Written by Terrance Jefferson

So, You’ve Graduated, Now What?

Pictured from Left to Right: Kathy Craven, Jack Geckler, Tim Naylor, Phil Pallen and Leslie Braithwaite

Pictured from Left to Right: Kathy Craven, Jack Geckler, Tim Naylor, Phil Pallen and Leslie Braithwaite

Life after Full Sail sounds like something that is so far away for some. However, 20 months comes and goes and students will soon find themselves walking out with a diploma being told to “go get em.” But where do you start? Who do you talk to? How do you nail those interviews to avoid living the rest of your life off of ramen and Little Caesars pizza? There’s a panel for that.

Life After Full Sail, moderated by Kathy Craven featured Tim Naylor, Leslie Brathwaite, Jack Geckler and Phil Pallen, and talked about where to start after you graduate.

Leslie talked about how he personally didn’t bring things to the table he “brought the table.” Explaining further, that he never went into interviews asking for a job, but rather offering his services as an audio engineer.

Jack, an animator, discussed the importance of asking for help rather than being proud, because at the end of the day, you’re wasting time and if you’re wasting time then you’re wasting money.

To find more tips and tricks on how to get a job once you’re out in the industry and how to make sure you can keep it, check out Full Sail’s YouTube, for those on the edge of graduating.

What are your plans once you graduate from Full Sail?

Let us know and follow MCBS on our Facebook and Twitter @weareMCBS!

Written by Dylan Hamilton

Where in the World Can You Work? Everywhere!

The international panel was specially directed to Full Sail students who LOVE to think outside the box, be creative, and professional because we can be all of that at the same time! This panel gave insight to all the opportunities throughout the world and all different industries.

One of the main panelists was the Hall Of Fame 7 inductee Ashish Manchanda, who talked about how important it is to be an open-minded person in order to get to work with a wide range of companies. Today, most of companies like to work with people who can be anywhere around the world and adapt easily to the culture and work environment. The fact that our careers can take us all over the world, and allow us to experience different cultures and learn new languages is amazing! 

Manchanda and the panelists, gave students advice on how to do research for the companies they would like to work for. Inform yourself as much as you can about the company before signing any paper. It’s important to keep in mind that for these type of jobs in which you have to be constantly traveling or living overseas, we need to be as open-minded as we can.

Don’t freak out friends, there are opportunities for everyone!

You just have to know how to work the situation out. Find sponsors who are willing to work with you!

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Written by Maria Camacho