In FSBlog’s Just Launched feature, we talk to brand new Full Sail grads, right out the door from graduation, about what’s next for them as they head out into the workforce. This month’s Just Launched graduate is Cesar De La Rosa.
Name: Cesar Andres De La Rosa
Degree Program: Entertainment Business Master’s
Graduation Date: September 30, 2016
Early Experiences: Before attending Full Sail, Cesar was trying his luck as a singer, auditioning for popular programs and bands like American Idol, Factor, High School Musical, and Big Time Rush.
One of Cesar’s biggest accomplishments was his participation in Telemundo’s largest talent competition, Yo Soy El Artista, where he placed as runner-up. He learned how to develop a performance from scratch, and worked alongside some of the Latin industry’s superstars like Olga Tañon, Luis Fonsi, Lucero, and Laura Flores.
“The greatest lesson I learned during my time working is that you are entitled to feel confident about your craft. Always believe that it can make a difference. If you at least try, maybe it will,” says Cesar.
With curiosity guiding him as his inspiration, Cesar wanted to further develop his knowledge of management, law, music, and film in the entertainment industry. He initially came to Full Sail to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Music Business, followed by his recent master’s degree in Entertainment Business.
Short Term Goals: “As I was nearing the end of my master’s program I really wanted to focus on the launch of my own content creation company, which I am currently working to get off the ground. I’m taking everything I learned at Full Sail and using that knowledge to create my business,” Cesar says.
Long Term Goals: “I would like to create projects with and for the Orlando community, and I also hope to be involved in innovative projects like Virtual Reality and new media. I would like to pursue these projects with Full Sail students and other companies in the Orlando area. There is incredible talent here at Full Sail specifically, and hopefully my ideas can excite students and offer them real world experiences in the industry,” Cesar says.
Advice to New Students: Always ask “Why?” It’s important to have open, honest dialogues with your professors and peers, because they will help you feel more comfortable with being your best self around your future bosses, clients, and/or business partners. And don’t take yourself too seriously. It’s okay not to make sense at times. Brush it off and try again! You got this!” Cesar says.