Arts, Humanities and Communication Career Panel Kimberly Burns

In order from left to right, the guest panel consisted of Dan Conner, Donna Bundy, Sebastian Sanchez, Randall Smith and James Greene, Jr.

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One thing is for certain, all of the panelist believe that you should do something that you love.

Dan Connors is a Creative Services Director for CBS Radio. He does not look at radio as an industry that is dying but an industry that is changing faster than we can change with it. According to Connors radio isn’t seeing a decline in bodies but the problem is that they are getting less of their time because there are so many other options out there.

“What we need is a new generation of innovators,” Connors said.

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Conners painted the picture that no one is going to come up to you and just start throwing ideas at you.

“You have to come up with the ideas yourself and be firm with your ideas.” Conners said.

Donna Bundy serves on the board of directors of the Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation and has chaired the Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival for 15 years. When it comes to social media her opinion is that

“People realized that what they said could follow them forever,” Bundy said.

Followed with a chuckle, Bundy explained the importance of portraying yourself in a positive manner on Facebook because this could indeed affect the possibilities of getting hired for a job. Maybe even the job of your dreams.

James Greene Jr. is a freelance writer and he is the author of “The Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of The Misfits.”

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Greene, Jr. truly Believes that you have to stay focused on your dream and if an opportunity presents itself but it doesn’t agree with the path you have chosen to take, you can politely turn that opportunity down and continue on the path you have chosen.

“Don’t be afraid to wait for the next thing,” Greene Jr. Said

Sebastian Sanchez works as a project Specialist with the  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando within the National Entrepreneur Center located in Orlando Fl. According to Sanchez one of the keys to success is finding a mentor.  A person that has the skills that you wish to acquire. A person that makes you step out of your comfort zone.

“Be Great,” Sanchez said.

Randall Smith is an artist and a graduate of Seminole State college. He believes that your life is your life and that you should spend your life doing what you love to do. Focusing on what other people want you to do is a waste of time.

“Once I stopped fighting what everybody else said I should do and went after what I am passionate about, I reached the point of success,” Smith said.

After the awesome discussion, the students and guest panelist engaged in some networking and light refreshments.

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These amazing self driven guest panelist really lifted my spirits. I felt so motivated and rejuvenated when I left the room. I am more driven than ever and I am ready to pursue my life long dreams because I want to spend the rest of my life doing what I love to do.

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