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  • matthew salesses

    Matthew Salesses MFA '10

    Writer

    Editing Redivider, the graduate literary journal, was one of the highlights of Emerson for me. Getting a look at the other side of publishing was really helpful to my writing, and gave me the chance to meet some great writers and people.
  • Dawn Steinberg

    Dawn Steinberg '83

    Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, Sony Pictures Television

    Dabble in everything. Find out what you're really passionate about and just go for it. Use all that dabbling knowledge in what you ultimately decide to do.
  • Laura van den Berg

    Laura van den Berg MFA '08

    Writer, teacher, editor

    A number of experiences at Emerson helped shape my writing: the teachers I worked with, the connections I formed with my peers, the support and camaraderie, the wealth of opportunities available in Boston and its rich literary culture.
  • anne vickman

    Anne Vickman MA '10

    Editor, writer, blogger

    Be proactive! Talk to people. Tell people what you're interested in and make an effort to get to know people in your field. If you put it out there, good things will happen.
  • Eric Wasserman MFA '02

    Author, professor

    Continually rededicate yourself to what you've chosen as your life's passion. It can be frustrating to see your classmates succeeding when you are still struggling. But be happy for them and be steadfast in your own dedication, because your time will come and you will want those peers to be happy for you when it does.
  • Henry Winkler

    Henry Winkler '67

    Actor, author

    What you put in is what you get out. The enthusiasm you bring with you to the campus will pay you back with knowledge, pride, professionalism, and reputation.

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