Presidential Term: 2019 - 2020
Without ETC, I truly would not be the same person that I am today! Being the President of ETC for the 2019-2020 school year and the Panels Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year helped lead me to my passion for the music industry. It also gave me the confidence and skills in order to gain my first internships at Live Nation and the House of Blues. For the first two years of college, I felt lost when it got down to choosing my concentration. Thankfully, ETC inspired me to change my concentration to Entertainment and Tourism and gave me the clarity I needed.
One of my favorite memories during my time with ETC was our winter benefit concert when we held a toy drive with Serve the Way and provided a night filled with music and memories for our members.
ETC helped my confidence grow immensely and my peers inspired me to apply for jobs and adopt new skills I would have never been brave enough to try before.
I highly encourage all club members to take advantage of every opportunity ETC provides and to try a little bit of everything. Be bold and don't get discouraged, every step is one closer to your next opportunity!
Presidential Term: 2018 - 2019
Being the President of the Entertainment and Tourism Club helped me grow personally and professionally! When I first transferred to CSUF in 2017, I was the quiet girl who preferred to not have the spotlight on her. I also felt overwhelmed because I didn't know which organization to join. After attending ETC's kick-off event, meeting members, and hearing what the board members had to say, I joined immediately. It didn't take long for me to decide that I also wanted to be part of the executive board. I knew I had to make my college experience worthwhile, and when the opportunity came up, I applied to be part of the board. I learned a lot from being the Community Relations Director and transferred the skills the following year as President of ETC.
The biggest takeaway from being part of a team for two years is to communicate clearly and be willing to take risks. As college students, it may be easy to doubt our strengths, but with the right support system, it doesn't have to be like that. I'm glad that I found the best support system and surrounded myself with other individuals who had the same career goals and interests. One piece of advice that I can share with others who still don't know what career path to follow is to try everything. Apply to different internships and find out what your true passion is. Thanks to this club, my peers, and my advisor, I was able to have the best college experience!
Presidential Term: 2017 - 2018
"Becoming involved in ETC has helped me so much in my professional career. From attending panels which helped me understand what it was like to truly work in the industry, to learning how to network and talk to professionals through our annual Industry Mixer and learning the skills to make a killer resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile, I wouldn't have been able to succeed so strongly in my professional career without ETC.
As a Street Team member, I knew that the Executive Board was somewhere I wanted to be in order to grow even more professionally and as leader. Becoming President was an amazing opportunity to help grow our diverse network of professionals, connect ETC with the larger community of Cal State Fullerton and help other students secure their dream internship. I couldn't be more grateful for my experience in ETC!"
Presidential Term: 2016 - 2017
"ETC honestly was the most valuable and meaningful experience out of my 4 years at Cal State Fullerton. The club helped shape me into who I am today. I joined ETC as a freshman and had the time of my life meeting fellow students who had similar desires and dreams to make it in the entertainment industry. By the end of my freshman year, I knew I wanted to become more involved in the club, so I applied to be on the executive board. I went from being the Media Director my sophomore year, to VP of Marketing my junior year, and finally being President by my senior year. Being on the executive board for 3 years inspired me to work hard and do my best in all aspects of my life. If you are a CSUF student looking into working in the Entertainment or Tourism industry, I highly suggest joining the club. ETC is not just a club, but a community of like-minded individuals networking and empowering each other to be the best in their field. I can’t thank ETC enough for all the opportunities it has given me over the years. Love you ETC!!"
Presidential Term: 2015 - 2016
Jasmine Arenas is currently a news and sports reporter for KYMA/KSWT, the NBC and CBS affiliates in Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from California State University in May of 2017 and quickly began to work in news a couple months later. During her time at CSUF, she was incredibly involved in clubs around campus. Not only did she report for ETC, she was also a sports reporter, anchor, and producer for Titan Sports. She landed several internships through networking with colleagues and panelists at ETC. In college she landed a job at Fox Sports West as a production assistant and interned at NBC4 Sports Desk, Fox Deportes, and Spectrum Sportsnet, just to name a few.
During her junior year of college, she became the President of ETC where she made major connections with individuals in the media industry and helped bring on major panelists to media panels like Dodgers sideline reporter, Alanna Rizzo, and producers from NFL network, Fox Sports West and Spectrum Sportsnet.
ETC gave Jasmine the confidence to reach out to individuals in the industry and make a lot of connections. During panels, it is important to network not only with panelists but also with individuals on the board and colleagues. She says “It could be your colleague who helps you land your first or next job.”
Presidential Term: 2014 - 2015
"ETC was my best experience and my most valuable experience at CSUF. I wanted to get involved with an organization that could really help me jumpstart my career in entertainment & ETC did just that. I found ways to build my resumé, but more importantly build my professional network. Every internship I had was through a connection from ETC. This club helped enhance my networking skills and showed me how to be a better professional. These skills have definitely transferred over to my current field."
"As president, I wanted to help guide other students to find their passion in entertainment like ETC did for me. With the best executive board, I was able to do that & we had a successful year. There are things that you just simply cannot learn in the classroom. The opportunities I found within ETC were instrumental in starting my career, including my current job in the industry. ETC gave me a place to learn, grow & succeed. I couldn't possibly thank this organization enough for everything that it has done for me. I am forever grateful. "
Presidential Term: 2013 - 2014