Florida A&M’s students were given the opportunity on Wednesday, to mix and mingle with other students and professionals in the entertainment industry.
Jannina Spates, a third-year public relations student from Tampa and
Chakiara Tucker, a senior public relations student from Tallahassee hosted an Entertainment Industry Mixer in the SJGC Gallery.
“We’ve worked in the entertainment industry, and we knew of the people that were widely known on campus,” and off said Spates.
“We just wanted a place for those people to meet and interact.”
Students were given the opportunity to network with other student disc jockeys, public relations specialists, graphic designers, event planners, producers, music artists and other entertainment industry professionals.
DJ Classik, who specializes in hip-hop, R&B, reggae and Jazz, were present and ready to mingle.
As a well-known mixer on campus, Classik said his goal is “to let students hear records from FAMU Meisa students.”
Also in attendance were executives from “WRLD Entertainment,” a company that specializes in marketing.
Chris Vasilakis, the President of “WRLD Entertainment,” said they were there to offer students internships and a chance to get involved.
Assisting in the artist development of artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, “WRLD Entertainment,” produces concerts throughout the east coast while scouting and developing artists.
“Networking is imperative in any industry, especially the entertainment industry,” Tucker said.
“As cliché as it sounds, its not about what you know, it’s about who you know.”