Hire My Friend: the double major who interned for Darren Aronofsky

Here, she can be seen practicing her alternative career options.

Name: Diane

Major: I was so ambitious I did TWO majors – and both of them in impractical fields. The first was Literature/Writing, which was fun. The second was Film Studies. Also fun. My homework mostly consisted of watching movies and writing stories, with the occasional paper thrown in (those pesky Core Requirements!).

What I would’ve majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: I don’t know. I get bored pretty easily (hence the arts-focused career path – I need a lot of variation in my day to keep my attention). Maybe Psychology? I thought that was interesting.

Why I decided to waste $160K $200K on an Ivy League education: Ummm… To be completely honest? It was the only place I got in to. I’m not kidding. I missed the deadlines for all the Canadian universities (I’m Canadian), and the lower-tiered schools wouldn’t give me any financial aid as a non-traditional (read: 23-year-old) international student, so they wouldn’t let me in. How messed up is THAT?!


Current City of Residence: Toronto

Ideal City of Residence: Hmmm. I really like it here in Toronto. I would also be happy in New York. Or Los Angeles. Or San Francisco. And Chicago was pretty cool. And, from what I hear, although I’ve never been there, I’d probably like Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, too. And as for international? Maybe Chiang Mai or London… But for now, I’m pretty content with Toronto.

Current job: *cough cough* none

Dream job: film/TV writer/director. If I could be like Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams, I’d be so thrilled.

Resume claim to fame: Perhaps that I was director’s assistant to the director of Saw II, III, and IV? Or that I interned for Darren Aronofsky? Or that I got to apprentice with one of the directors of CSI for an episode?

Greatest achievement I don’t like to talk about on interviews: Um. I don’t really have an answer here. I think everything on my resume’s pretty rad. (If I didn’t, I wouldn’t put it on there.)

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6 thoughts on “Hire My Friend: the double major who interned for Darren Aronofsky

  1. LMAO, too funny… you’re in good company out there, and it’s scary… love CSI, can’t say I’ve ever had the stomach to watch any of the SAWs, which is weird because I totally like horror flicks, but I guess as I’ve gotten older the sounds of some of the gags have gotten to be more disturbing… ;)

    Anyway, hope you visit my blog, and I look forward to reading more of yours. I’m still not quite sure what the Hire My Friend Column is but I’ll have to definitely check it out, as it sounds amusing… :)

  2. What she would’ve majored in 4 years ago had she known the economy was going to hell: Psychology, LOL. I guess two majors of Ivy League and $160K later and she still doesn’t have a remote grasp on what type of careers are needed in the real world.

    • Jeff, would you say the same of the Detroit auto workers? Airline attendants? What type of careers do you think will be needed in the real world four years from now?

      I’m not sure that anyone knows anything anymore.

      • I don’t know about the weight issue, but I know what you mean as far as body image. More guys are stitrang to do roids for parts too, which is as stupid on many levels.I find movies like this rather worn out. The sexual confusion-intrigue-mental intimidation, seduction thing is just nauseating, and movies of this type seem to oblige one or two lesbian kiss-type taboos . Probably because someone is going to think its hot , and nothing because of plot complexity .

  3. Priceless! I, on the other hand, managed to get through school with very little debt, till I graduated and used my loans to move West, where all those jobs are! Well, the myria talanta get spent-up pretty quick there. Now I cower in Lachine, Quebec, using my Ivy skills to hand over the cash and cigarettes during armed robberies. Thucydides just never prepared me for that.

    Then again, remember: They told us to do whatever we wanted because we would change careers 27 times during our lives. You needed to be adaptable for the 21st Century. Now you’re unemployed.

  4. I am currently a Columbia senior majoring in Literature and Film. FML. At least she’s cool! I’d like to think that poverty is somewhat assuaged by the presence of personality. Oh I will take full advantage of my last 4 months of being a dreamer!

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