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Beyond Your First Job: Driving Your Career, Creating Your Path

So you have your foot in the door and you’re maybe a couple of years into your career in the industry. It’s so exciting to make these first steps, but it can also be confusing to figure out how to take the next ones.

Learning the skills required for your job is one part of the puzzle for a successful career, but what about all the other stuff that they don’t teach you on the job? What about the skills and knowledge that you need to be able to navigate your own path and create a career that fulfills your goals/values/aspirations? How do you learn all those things? Luckily, this circle is here to help you fill in those missing pieces.

In this circle, we will talk about how to:

  • Advocate for yourself and your interests.
  • Create a career path that feels authentic to you.
  • Find projects that are meaningful to you.
  • Set yourself up for success in whatever position you’re in.
  • Move between studios/production companies/projects
  • Set boundaries.
  • Stay open to all the possibilities in this exciting industry
  • And more!

This circle is geared towards those already in a Production Management position, or interested in a career in Production Management.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

2-3 years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  Saturdays

Meeting Times:   10am PST

Circle Leader

Rachel de Jong

Rachel de Jong has worked in production management for 15 years, on diverse projects across Animation, VFX and Games. When she is not working, she enjoys the 3 R’s: reading, roller coasters, and red wine.

Title/Expertise:  Production Manager

Location:  Los Angeles

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