Catching up with Will Garten '09

The idea of having a career in the entertainment industry formed when Will Garten '09 was just a junior in high school. He entertained (no pun intended) the idea for many years until finally deciding, with the help of professors and advisors at Curry, that he would make the move to Los Angeles to pursue his longtime dream.

"I didn't know if I wanted to work in sports or movies for a very long time. I did internships in sports, television, corporate videos, and movies during my time at Curry, but didn't really make a decision until I talked to Professor Jerry Gibbs and other faculty at Curry during my senior year."

Knowing how easily life's distractions can pop up, Will decided to head West immediately upon graduating. "I made the decision to move to LA and give it a shot, I knew if I didn't do it then, I may not ever have the courage to leave," Will said.

Will GartenBefore his senior year at Curry, Will was able to secure an internship with Universal Studios with the help of a fellow alumnus, Stew Huey '85, who he met during the Communication department trip to Los Angeles. Through this internship experience, he developed important connections in the area, making the transition from college to career a little easier.

About a month after arriving in California, Will secured his first position as Production Assistant on a reality show. Though he realized his passion was not in reality television, he knew he was getting the experience necessary to move forward in his career. A few months later, Universal called.

He has been with the company ever since, transitioning through the ranks from Runner to Vault Coordinator, Apprentice Editor, and to his most recent promotion of Assistant Editor for Universal Pictures. "I'm not sure where I see my career heading in the future, but I know I don't want my last promotion to be editor," Will says of his career journey with Universal.

Will attributes much of his early success to the people and programs at Curry. "There is a pretty good chance I would not be in LA without Curry. The Los Angeles trip I took my junior year was where I made connections at Universal, including one with a fellow alum which helped me get my foot in the door. I hope one day I can do the same for someone at Curry."

We have no doubt that Will's career will continue on this impressive journey through the entertainment industry. 



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