It all started on a day in early October, in terms of my lighting design career that is. I was a new freshmen student in high school and, I wanted to get involved in one of the many clubs and organizations that were offered. I had some minimal experience with lighting before and thought to join the theatre club/organization. A day or two later I received an email from the director telling me when I could come by. I did so and, since then I have never looked back. The connections I was able to make just from that program have already proven to be invaluable. An example of this would be the handful of mentors I was able to meet through the program as well as alumni. I know my career would be drastically different if I did not click “submit” on the online application that cloudy afternoon.