This month's Spotlight features Nick, a former English major who's now shaping television entertainment, casting MTV's hit series, Catfish: The TV Show.
Nick, on the connection between major and an entertainment career:
"As far as the entertainment industry goes, your major doesn't matter. I have seen producers from both the sciences and humanities. However, studying English did make me a strong writer and that's helpful for when I'm writing show idea pitches to supervisors and executives. The skills you get in a major are often what you're bringing to the table."
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Nick welcomes UCSB students to contact him via LinkedIn with questions about the field and advice on how to prepare for a career in television. Requests to review resumes or inquiries about job opportunities will not be responded to.
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