Last November, I applied to the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts Fall 2022 program. The overall application process was extremely challenging, but after weeks of hard work I was able to finish. After 6 months of waiting for their decision, I was finally told that I did not get accepted into the program. As you can imagine, I was very disappointed. Despite my qualifications, I felt silly for even applying to the number one school for film and television.
After a few days of soaking in self-pity, I started to look at the positives of what that application process brought into my life.
- Growth. I was able to really analyze my transition into the film and television industry and commend myself for my accomplishments within the past 2 years.
- Execution. I proved to myself that I was able to finish the things I set out to do, even if they were hard.
- Uniqueness. Finding out what sets me apart from other people.
Once I started to change my perspective, I realized that the process of applying to school was bigger than getting in. It was about commending myself for my accomplishments, figuring out who I am, and understanding I can do anything I put my mind to. Shortly after, I even received the news that I was selected for the Professional Artist Grant for Creative Pinellas. Everything happens the way it should! And who knows the places I’ll be this Fall 🙂
SN: Enjoy this video from my USC application. I was really nervous and filmed this at 2 a.m. Don’t judge me!