Sylvie Simhon shares how she gracefully made the transition from student to professional.

My transition from student to professional was a smooth one, thankfully. Having heard horror stories of post-graduate unemployment, I started preparing for my professional life my second year at Berklee. In the spring and summer of ’09 I participated in the Los Angeles Internship Program. I interned at Immediate Music (a trailer music company) and at Playtone’s music department (Tom Hanks’ production company). With all the knowledge and experience I gained during that time, I returned to Boston, anxiously awaiting my graduation. I had fallen in love with L.A, and was confident that my post-graduate life would be there, so I did my best to keep in touch with everyone I had met during my internships.

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