Career Path: Senior Entertainment Technician
After graduating from Grand Valley with a degree in theater, Mellissa Slack had plans to move to Chicago, but then, her ship came in. Slack sent in her resume and cover letter to the Carnival Cruise Lines head office and within a week and a half received a phone call.
Slack is a senior entertainment technician for Carnival Cruise Lines and supervises four other entertainment staff members. She handles the schedules, orders supplies, corresponds with the main office in Miami, posts weekly technical reports and works through any problems dealing with the production of shows.
Slack credits her theater degree from Grand Valley for preparing her to work for Carnival Cruise Lines as an entertainment technician.
Slack's advice to students is to follow their heart and choose a career that allows them to do what they love. She certainly does.