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Mabel Leong: Routine vs. Major Events

Berklee Blogs hears from Mabel Leong, beginning her second internship with Mix One Studios in Boston. Mabel tells Berklee Blogs how sometimes the best opportunities to get ahead are in “routine” tasks…

The most common advice I heard for studio internships are either one of the following: step up, take initiative, stand out, be THE intern, color-code tracks and always top up the coffee etc. In other words, it’s the onus of the intern to be on the ball and (hopefully) be spotted for it. This view is far from wrong, and it was the mentality I had when this internship started. As the intern, however, my work seems to run either routinely or event-ly. Routine work are the admin tasks that many internship articles write of, like coming in first to clean up the studios, take out the garbage, make the morning coffee, etc. The events are the actual studio sessions that occur, that have recently picked up in speed.     A number of sessions occurred that have been both smaller in setup and huge in the making. 

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Mabel Leong: Jack of All Trades

Berklee Blogs hears from Mabel Leong, beginning her second internship with Mix One Studios in Boston. Mabel tells Berklee Blogs how an internship can show students that one’s opportunities are not limited to the scope of their declared major…

It sounds odd to say this, but this internship has opened my eyes up a lot more to the ‘music industry’ than I thought I knew through Berklee.

One big difference I found between Berklee and my internship is the variety of work you can do is not limited to what you study or have studied. I get the feeling that, at Berklee, your major (or your activity) at the school encourages you to identify with certain roles we think the industry is based on: songwriters, lyricists, composers, arrangers, producers, audio engineers, sound designers, mixers, etc. Yet, I’m becoming more aware that, slowly but surely, anyone could be everything that I mentioned- and more.

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Mabel Leong: Mix One, Round Two

Berklee Blogs hears from Mabel Leong, beginning her second internship with Mix One Studios in Boston. Mabel shares her excitement at digging deeper into the Mix One workplace and discusses the interesting insights when sharing her music tastes with fellow non-Berklee interns…

 

Here’s to the start of a brand new internship. It’s a BIG deal – and there’s so much to do this semester in so little time (as per usual). The final class of the semester warrants extensive studio time, time outside the studios in pre-production and planning, and a great deal of planning for life after college.

On top of all I mentioned, I have an internship at Mix One Studios which I’m psyched about. It’s great enough to have worked there earlier this year, but being asked to return to work after the summer is just as great. There’s promise of a much more hectic schedule and many more things to do, including the leeway for me to access more than I did in my previous internship with them.

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