Meredith SaundersBSBA Sony Music Entertainment
“This program sets you up really well for the real world and forces you to look at business with an analytic lens, which sets you up for great jobs right out of college.”
Meredith dreamed of working in music. Problem was, she didn’t want to be an artist and the business side of the industry was a mystery to her. The Questrom BS in Business Administration helped her gain the knowledge and experience she needed to land a job at one of the biggest names in the industry—Sony Music Entertainment.
With a concentration in Marketing and Advertising, Meredith learned a lot in courses like Business Communications, Operations, and Digital Marketing and Analytics. But it was the five internships she completed in her four years in the program that really helped her launch her career in music.
“My internships were 110 percent helpful to me in getting my job at Sony,” says Meredith who interned at a manufacturing company, Boston Baroque, Bauer Entertainment Marketing, Channel Sounds, and Warner Music Group. With Warner Music, Meredith spent three months in Los Angeles as part of the WGM Career Classroom, a program of ten educational sessions that introduced her to the different departments across Warner. During that year, she also served as an emerging talent associate for Global Digital Account Management at Warner. “In LA I met so many industry people, got so much great advice, and made valuable connections,” Meredith says.
The music industry is extremely competitive, but thanks to her Questrom degree and internship experiences, Meredith had her pick of job offers. Before she accepted a full-time position, she had interviews with AEG, Universal, Disney, Warner, and Sony.
Today, Meredith is an analyst in Sony’s division of New Technology and Quality Management, where she focuses on content protection with platforms like metadata, voice tech, augmented reality, and virtual reality. “I’m that person who makes you mad when they take videos off the internet,” she jokes.
“This program sets you up really well for the real world and forces you to look at business with an analytic lens,” Meredith says, “which sets you up for great jobs right out of college.