I can’t help but emphasize how important it is to move at your own pace and trust that everything will work out fine. I’m about to head into my last two weeks with the MTV Networks Talent, Casting, & Series Development Team, and am at such a transitional point in my life where I’m living in a new city, alone, and still hardly know anyone, but I keep reminding myself that when hard work meets opportunity, success is the only outcome. I’m going to make it through this, and I can only imagine what the higher powers and the universe have in store for me.
During these three months at MTV Networks, I was able to develop the tools, skills, and invaluable knowledge that enabled me to learn the ins and outs of casting & series pitching. But despite my optimism, at times I couldn’t help but feel exactly like, “[I was] abandoning my dreams, my business, my passion, my drive, my happiness; abandoning all the things that have garnered my success—my entrepreneurial spirit.” Nonetheless this experience taught me a lot and will guide me to better journeys ahead. And I need to emphasize that I am thankful for the experience because it came at a time I needed it most.
I am happy have had the opportunity to work with MTV because as a woman of color, I understand how people of color tend to be absent from both the creative and executive realm of media, yet Viacom (parent to MTV) is a creative force that pushes for greater inclusion of people from various diverse backgrounds, and I was able to see first hand how diverse talent directly impacts a network’s position within the market. If you want to know more about my experience at MTV and want to learn how to get hired there, subscribe to my YouTube channel because I’ll be sharing lots of tips once my channel is running in 2019!