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Finding Opportunity in Spatial Audio

By Yao Wang

Last spring, I was 9 months away from graduating, and the panic of post-graduation uncertainty was becoming unbearable. I was struggling to plan my career and I wanted to do something different. That was when I first got introduced to the world of virtual reality and spatial audio by my friend Jason Parks.

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Becoming A Freelancer

Alumni Profile: Taiga Kunii

Taiga is a recent graduate from the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee. For the first several years he focused on music, however, as time passed he realized he wanted to launch his own company. Aware that he lacked substantial knowledge in business, he became involved with BerkleeICE and was able to take part in several exciting opportunities including a trip to New York City and most importantly, attending the European Innovation Academy (EIA) Portugal 2017. The program which lasts 3 weeks, was meant to mimic the process that an entrepreneur would typically go through when launching their business from customer development and prototype to launch.

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From Student to Intern to Living The Dream

Alicia Callier M.A. ’16, a Berklee Valencia global Entertainment & Music Business alumni, recently got a job at Harmonix as a product manager last year through her ICE Fellowship. Harmonix is one of the world’s leading independent gamedevelopment studios, best known for creating the blockbuster video game franchise Rock Band. This past year, Alicia attended her first PAX West festival, a gaming festival, with the Super Beat Sports product management team. Super Beat Sports is one of Harmonix’s games.

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Playing at Elvis Week

This past August Berklee student Jonathan O’Neal and other Berklee students played at Elvis week at Graceland in Memphis, TN. Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week to celebrate the legacy of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Jonathan and his band reflect on the surreal experience they had performing at such a memorable and sentimental event:

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Interning at Igloo Music

I can still hear the voices of my professors in my head, “Everything is going to be different in the real world…It’s all about your connections and who you know…You have to be proactive and create opportunities for yourself…” While all those concepts made complete sense while I was still in school, they really started to make sense when the rubber hit the road as I started my internship this summer at Igloo Music.

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