Los Angeles has so many great events, you almost have to choose between events because you can’t go to everything. Also with the Bridges program, they schedule awesome networking events and experiences that you’re never for want to do something. The more events you go to, the more you get to know Los Angeles and all its different sleepy suburbs or bustling downtown areas. This program has been great in helping us acclimate to the area. I’ve now been to Culver City, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, and downtown Burbank, and it’s only been two weeks!
We had a great meeting with Elon alumni that are also living and working out here. Half of them had done the Bridges program before either as undergrad, or grads, like us. It was so helpful talking to them about their trials and tribulations and how they made it through. It was definitely reassuring for some of us that don’t have jobs/internships yet. Some of the best advice they gave is to be open to new experiences and stay positive, it’ll help your attitude and employers love people enthusiastic about the job.
On Wednesday, I nerd-ed out and went to the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. It’s so amazing how many things there are to do in Los Angeles. There really is something for everyone. Like me, a video game nerd, can find a symphony that is devoted to playing music composed to accompany their favorite video game franchise. I love the feeling of shared community here even though the city is packed to the brim with people and diversity. The traffic might be a nightmare, but it’s well worth it.