SPARS recently initiated a new series of SPARS Sessions at the 131st AES convention in NY. One of those sessions was Speed Counseling with Experts – Mentoring Answers for Your Career and was warmly received by some 88 individual attendees that comprised 200 different opportunities for up close and personal counseling. The successful event was led by SPARS current President of the Board, Kirk Imamura, who is also President of Avatar Studios, NY.
The ground breaking seminar was specially suited for students, recent graduates and those interested in career advice. Hosted by SPARS in cooperation with AES, G.A.N.G. and the Post NY Alliance, groups of 12 participants received career advice and answers to questions by interacting with 22 respected industry pros in six different career tracks including record production, mastering, post, sound for film, gaming and live sound. The up close and personal sessions were 15 minutes in length and were repeated several times in the 1 1/2 hour period.
The material was so well received that at the end of the allotted time, most of the participants were asking to extend the session. The Speed Counseling with Experts – Mentoring Answers for Your Career was the first program release and a preview of the SPARS Mentoring Program, which will be unveiled in 2012. (read more…)