The lowdown on classes, internships, and my adventures in the ICLA Program by Colleen Wormsley '13
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I have to admit, I am a huge fan of The Price is Right. Every time I was sick in elementary school, I would look forward to staying home and watching Bob Barker while enjoying a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Fortunately, yesterday I was able to enjoy The Price is Right without being sick.
Yesterday morning a group of 25 ICLA students headed to the Price is Right with hopes of winning big. However, before you even get to the studio, there is a long process that goes into being a contestant on The Price is Right that you don't see on TV. We started our morning bright and early at 8 a.m. and headed to the CBS lot sporting our "Drew is Gorges" t-shirts. After about an hour of waiting, we were let in to the lot and filled out the necessary paperwork, received our name tags, and waited a few more hours. Next, we went through the casting interview. Every audience member meets with a casting director with a group of 12 people and you have about 15 seconds to convince the casting director to choose you to be on the show.
One Ithaca College student, Mike Ceccolini impressed the casting director and was chosen to "come on down" and bid on some fabulous prizes. Unfortunately, he didn't make it on the stage, but it was still fun and exciting to cheer for a fellow IC student.
In between games Drew Carey talked to the contestants in the audience and gave all the ICLA students hoping to make it in the entertainment industry some advice: "Make sure you work hard at your internships and always act like it's a job, even if you're getting coffee or lunches", Carey advised. "Employers will notice the people who work hard and that's the best way to work your way up in this industry."
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