Newhouse LA Student Spotlight: Amanda O’Donnell

Amanda O'Donnell posing with a smoothie while out to lunch

As a rising senior and someone planning to move to Los Angeles post-grad, being in LA with Newhouse this summer has given me the opportunity to solidify my confidence in my plans to move out west and “soft-launch” my life as an LA resident, all while still being guided by Syracuse and Newhouse. It’s been amazing to experience LA with the people in the program and see all the sights LA has to offer, all while having the opportunity to work professionally in the entertainment business. My internships with Escape Artists Entertainment and Artists Road have been amazing, incredibly fulfilling and have provided me with an invaluable experience I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere but LA. Having classes taught by working Hollywood professionals has given me insight and provided connections into the industry that have been incredibly enlightening and helpful for not only my education, but my future career. So excited for the rest of the summer!!!

Amanda O’Donnell is a senior in the television, radio and film program at the Newhouse School.