This month’s edition of “Get to Know a Metalworks Rep!” features Admissions Counsellor Joel Martin. Joel has been an Admissions Counsellor at our Institute for seven months, and is actually a graduate of the Entertainment Business Management program. Prior to being an Admissions Counsellor, Joel was the Promotions & Events Coordinator, which allowed for him to network and work with industry icons including Rush, Randy Bachman, Triumph and Neil Young. Joel is also a successful singer/songwriter, having played over 500 shows, played a private show for the Prime Minister and been a finalist on Canadian Idol!
As an Admissions Counsellor, Joel speaks with prospective students every day, and understands the student experience firsthand. “I learned a lot as a student, but the two biggest ways that Metalworks Institute furthered my career was giving me access to a network of professionals, and real-world opportunities. The entertainment industry contacts you make are second to none. When you learn to read and write contracts, you’re learning from one of the top entertainment lawyers in Canada. When you learn about publishing, you’re learning from the head of publishing at Warner. You have access to millions of dollars worth of equipment, a database of over 1000 new entertainment industry jobs each year, and a top-notch studio and production group whose network of contacts span over 30 years.”
On why Joel loves being an Admissions Counsellor, he says, “I get to connect aspiring musicians, engineers, producers and business students to their dreams. I get to talk to people who would give anything to do what they love as a career, and make it a reality. I can really relate to everyone inquiring about Metalworks Institute because I was in their position just a few years ago. My Dad always says “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” In that sense, I’m extremely grateful that I get to wake up every day with a smile on my face knowing I get paid to live my dream.”
Contact an Admissions Counsellor now to start your career in the Entertainment Industry! http://metalworksinstitute.com/admissions/apply-now/