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Bobby Inman ’20
What role has your internship played in shaping your career path?
They have played a crucial role in “What’s Next.” The internship with Buffalo 8 and BondIt was like the “incubation stage”; now I am going on to my next stage looking for an internship within the Talent Agency business as that would give me more information about the ins and outs of the business. With every decision in life, a new door opens. My internship has opened many doors for me and I am expecting many more to come with my ventures.
What was the most rewarding part of your internship?
Besides the beautiful Los Angeles weather, the most rewarding part was the connections that were built within the process over the summer. Interning for Buffalo 8 and BondIt provides a vast collection of networking events you can attend over the summer [as] a Buffalo 8 and BondIt intern. [These] events range from film premieres to film networking events that have a variety of connections all throughout the film industry. I’ve met producers, directors, actors, designers, musicians, talent agents, financiers, managers and much more.
What advice do you have for students completing internships in your field?
“In the end, you only regret the chances you didn’t take.” Finding an internship in this field is highly competitive. Connections can bring you a far way, so don’t be afraid to reach out to people you may know in the industry, and go to any networking events because you never know who you will meet and who that person may know.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Interning with Buffalo 8 and BondIt has been a life-changing experience. The environment within your work, the professionalism that is taught, and the friendships that are built will no doubt last a lifetime.