Lessons Learned

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So you want to be a financial planner

If you’re looking for a career where job opportunities are on a strong upswing, financial planning is one to consider. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has named it one of the fastest growing professions in the country.  Sounds promising. But what exactly do financial planners do? In brief, they...

  • So you want to be a landscape architect

    So you want to be a landscape architect

    If you think a landscape architect is just a gardener with a fancy name, think again. The role of a landscape architect is to integrate the natural environment with manmade structures, explained Francisco Behr, an architect whose passion is landscape design. “Over time,” he said, “we’ve come to...

  • Los Angeles: America's Port

    Los Angeles: America's Port

    Not all ports are created equal. And when it comes to the heavy hitters, none is heavier than the combination of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Which means opportunities here are golden. “Most people do not understand or know that Los Angeles and Long Beach [combined] is the largest shipping...

  • What I Learned: L.A.'s role as a major manufacturing hub

    What I Learned: L.A.'s role as a major manufacturing hub

    The Southland might be the entertainment capital of the world, but there’s a lot more being made here than movies and TV shows. Think designer gear and cutting-edge skin-care products, to name just a couple image-conscious industries. The manufacturing sector employs over 520,000 workers in the...

  • Making it in the Entertainment Business: Screenwriter

    Making it in the Entertainment Business: Screenwriter

    Cindy Davis was on her way to earning a PhD in marine biology when she enrolled in a screenwriting class just for fun. That was all it took for her to switch gears and find a new career that would lead to writing the English-language screenplay for the Oscar-winning film “Spirited Away” and the...

  • Making it in the Entertainment Business: Director

    Making it in the Entertainment Business: Director

    Kate Rees Davies is a film director, actor and producer with her own production company (Bizfoot Productions). A 2011 graduate of UCLA Extension’s directing program, her thesis film “Cell/Phone” screened at that year's Cannes Film Festival in France. Among her latest projects are “Sticks and Stones,”...

  • What Makes An Amazing Television Writer?

    What Makes An Amazing Television Writer?

    In a city full of entertainment wannabes, Greg Elliot knows what makes for top-notch TV. His resume includes stints as executive story editor on the WB series “Charmed” and writer for “Star Trek: Voyager,” for which he received a Sci-Fi Universe Award nomination.  As part of the Writers’ Program...

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