Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism has seen many of its hatchlings graduate and take to the sky. In the media industry that – to a great extent – is dominated by men, here are the success stories of four female graduates from Seamedu that have not just taken to the sky, but soared above their peers.
Educational institutions are somewhat like mother birds – they nurture their hatchlings on a diet that they must break down themselves into a suitable form and when the time comes to fly the coop, they watch and hope that their efforts to prepare their hatchlings for the skies above have been enough.
#1 Priyanka Shinde
While enrolled at Seamedu, Priyanka naturally gravitated to what she was passionate about – music.
It was clear after a few sound engineering course classes that she was cut out for a specialization in this field. While still enrolled at the college, she started freelancing for short films and other music productions and audio postproduction projects. Her background in music, bolstered by our music production courses, allowed her to take any and all work that came to her. Some of this included writing background scores, producing jingles, programming, designing soundscapes, editing, mixing – the whole gamut.
After she graduated, Priyanka secured a 3-month internship at the internationally renowned Prime Focus Technologies in Mumbai. At this post-production giant which serves as Star TV’s primary media service provider, she worked with veterans in the field. Priyanka is back to working freelance and is currently awaiting the release of her work on a Marathi feature film.
#2 Priya Patel
After Priya Patel graduated in 2013, she was whisked away to work as an Executive Creative Producer on shows such as Boogie Woogie, Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega, Kaun Banega Crorepati and Indian Idol Junior. Talk about starting the innings with a bang!
Drawing from her mass communication course at Seamedu, she was able to jump right into (and survive) this highly competitive industry. She then went on to co-find the Phoenix World School, designing the marketing and PR activities for over 2 years.
She has since gone out on her own to set up a global branding and management company called Get Set Social. The company, with more than 40 employees worldwide that services clients in Europe and the Gulf, will launch in May 2017 providing services such as creative designing, strategic consulting, social media strategy, SEO and a whole range of digital marketing services.
#3 Ankita Garg
Ankita Garg began her career at CNN-News18 (formerly CNN-IBN), a subsidiary of the Network 18 group, as a Desk Editor based out of its Noida office.
Her role there had her sending out journalists to gather news tips, assigning stories to a team of writers and editing their work. What usually takes experience in writing, reporting, and copy-editing, took Ankita only a short amount of time to prove her worth because of what she learnt in her journalism and mass media course at Seamedu.
She then went on to intern at the Press Trust of India (PTI), the largest news agency in the country, in the editorial as well as reporting departments. And it doesn’t look like she will slow down any time soon!
#4 Akhila Joshi
Akhila completed her Diploma in Animation from Seamedu in 2010. The animation course and film editing course had primed her to be accepted into a program to specialize in animated lighting design.
Unlike many contributors to the brain drain, Akhila returned to India to take up a position at Rolocule Games, a company that has produced award-winning games such as Flick Tennis, Dance Party, and the much-acclaimed Dead Among Us. She now works as a Technical Production Manager at the virtual reality studio, Digital Art VRe.
Part #1 of this series highlighted the success stories of some of the most famous women in the Indian media industry, and we’ve followed it up with our own bunch of accomplishments by women who began their journey with Seamedu’s media courses.
A proud moment, this!