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Jocelyn Buckner


Post-graduation job searching arrives too quickly in most college seniors’ lives, and many of us find ourselves unprepared when the time comes to actually find a career we want to commit to for an extended period of time. To commence this daunting quest, I have decided to explore a few alternative possibilities and options for professions that are related to my passions of theatre and music, but that are a bit more unorthodox, unexpected, and “outside the box.” To aid me in my search, I will communicate with several professional experts in their fields, gaining skilled and experienced opinions. In this thesis, I will look into alternatives for potential careers that attract degrees in the arts, yet are more uncommon. Some examples of these types of jobs I will examine are a performer on a cruise line, a voice actor for animated movies, or an entertainer at a unique venue like Disneyland. Through this thesis, I also plan to create a physical tool that I will have at my disposal to assist me in obtaining one of these careers after graduation. An example of this would be a personal website or a portfolio - something that I can present to a cruise line company or a voice actor casting director that will showcase both my performance and my professional skills. By the end of this process, I will be able to successfully attempt to pin down an unconventional and exceptional job in a field that I love.


Presented at the Fall 2014 Undergraduate Student Research Day at Chapman University.

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