SDSU Alumna Rebecca Resnick Shares Career Advice at JMS Fest
San Diego State University alumna Rebecca Resnick, creative director at META Entertainment, returned to her alma mater on Tuesday, Aug. 29. She addressed current students of the School of Journalism and Media Studies, sharing insights from her career and reflecting on her time at SDSU.
JMS organized the event, nicknamed JMS Fest, as part of a series of events to welcome students to the new academic year. Student organizations such as The Daily Aztec, the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Asian American Journalism Association hosted booths to promote their clubs to JMS majors. Approximately 100 students were present and food from Raising Cane's was provided.
Resnick recounted her journey after leaving the Mesa, mentioning her move to Australia without a clear career path and her subsequent 10-year stint in New York City. During her time in New York, she secured a six-week contract job at Facebook, now rebranded as META. Ten years later, and back on the West Coast, she is still with META and leads their partnerships with major film studios.
In her address to students, Resnick emphasized key advice for pursuing a fulfilling career after graduation. She encouraged students to leverage their college networks, exhibit kindness to others, advocate for fair compensation and offered guidance on effective networking strategies.
"You’re underestimating how big your network is at college … There is a full network of people that want to help you," Resnick told the students, urging them to tap into the resources available at SDSU.
Elle Seeler, a senior Public Relations major, commented, "I thought the knowledge that she gave us was very insightful and had actual helpful information and tactical resources."
Graduate student Johnny Coronel added, "I found it enlightening and illuminating. She’s a really phenomenal speaker, and gave really solid tips."