Professional> Entertainment Management Association (EMA)

The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry through a robust series of professional, networking and educational events. The EMA focuses on building strong professional networks and fostering deep industry knowledge to give our members unmatched access to top employment opportunities in all major functional areas of entertainment and media. The EMA reaches all sectors of the media and entertainment industry, including film, television, technology, new media, gaming, eSports and music.


EMA Officers


Bhavna Tripuraneni


Sam Smith


Amy Vergel De Dios

VP of Admissions

Kevin Brazitis

VP of Alumni Relations

Paul Chang

VP of Career Development

Eric Fram

VP of Career Development

Naurine Shahzad

VP of Career Development

Steven Liu

VP of Corporate Relations

Jason Wlach

VP of Corporate Relations

Jen Buzalewski

VP of Entertainment Career Night

Candace Parker

VP of Entertainment Career Night

Dan Greenblatt

VP of Finance and Membership

Maddy Wojdak

VP of Gaming and eSports

Kai Hayashi

VP of International

Kaitlin Juarez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Jim Brennan

VP of MBA Program Relations

Nikita Sabharwal

VP of MBA Program Relations

Dan Galgano

VP of MEMES Center Relations

Jack Paschal

VP of MEMES Center Relations

Dayton O'Connor

VP of Music

Lisa Zheng

VP of Partnerships

Perri Canner

VP of Social

Shilen Patel

VP of Technology and New Media




Entertainment Career Night
Entertainment Career Night (ECN) is the EMA’s annual marquee recruiting event. ECN is an opportunity for EMA members to learn more about career opportunities directly from representatives of various entertainment and technology companies. Students have secured both internships and full-time roles as a result of this event. Former corporate attendees of the event include Disney, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, HBO, Google, Netflix, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount, Amazon Studios, Hulu, Universal Music, Live Nation, Fandango, Activision/Blizzard and CAA.

Company Visits
Throughout the year, the EMA organizes visits to various entertainment, technology and startup companies in Los Angeles. The major studios host company presentations and networking receptions where Anderson students can learn more about internship and full-time opportunities. We have previously attended visits at NBCUniversal, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and Hulu.

Silicon Valley and New York City Treks
During the fall quarter, Anderson students travel to Silicon Valley and New York City to connect with several entertainment and technology companies. In association with AnderTech, EMA members can attend the Silicon Valley trek, which exposes students to companies at the intersection of technology and entertainment, such as Netflix, Sony PlayStation, Eventbrite and YouTube. The New York City trek has included companies such as Google, A&E Networks, Sony Music, NBCUniversal, Spotify, Yahoo! and DirecTV.

Career Development and Interview Preparation
The EMA has designed a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for networking and recruiting in the entertainment industry. The curriculum is designed in coordination with the Parker Career Series and provides general industry education, small group development sessions and individualized preparation and mentorship. The curriculum provides an industry foundation before breaking out into specialized programming for film, television, new media, gaming and music. The series is held throughout the fall and winter quarters, with additional ad hoc events in the spring.

Networking 101
The EMA's annual alumni networking event, Networking 101, allows students to connect with recent Anderson alumni who currently work in the entertainment industry. In coordination with our career development series, Networking 101 provides first-year MBA students an introductory opportunity to prepare for and practice networking in entertainment.

Dinners for Eight (D48s) and MBA Spotlights
Two of our regularly held programming series are D48s and MBA Spotlights, in which one professional and a group of students dine and discuss the entertainment industry in an informal setting. The dinners are hosted by an executive or a current EMA member who works in the entertainment industry, and they allow students the chance to develop a deeper understanding of specific functions within the industry.

Pulse Conference and MEMES Events
EMA members have special access to events, conferences and speakers organized in partnership with the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES). The annual Pulse Conference brings together students, alumni and leading industry experts to discuss the industry trends and challenges. Students can also compete in the Entertainment Case Competition, attend NextFest and the Big Data Conference or meet with top executives in small group settings.

Sundance Film Festival
Every year, our members attend the Sundance Film Festival. The EMA organizes tickets, lodging and transportation so the students are afforded the full festival experience. EMA members also have the chance to attend sponsored parties and panels, try out new technologies like virtual reality, eat at local restaurants and even go skiing.


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