Work on your own projects at a real recording studio.
“A couple good perks of this externship so far have popped up. The first one is that my mentor runs sound and is a stagehand at two of the bigger venues here in Portland so if there is a guest list, he will be able to get me on! That’s rad because I miss a lot of good shows due to lack of money. Another perk is that he is cool with me bringing in my own recordings and dumping them into ProTools and we can work on them when we have nothing else going on. Although October and December will start to get much busier. There is a full band coming in to do seven songs in a couple of weeks”