I produce events and television.
Lots of time planning with my business partner and our team. Lots of meetings with creative directors, artists, musicians, historians and people in the entertainment industry. Lots of presentations to clients, government, media, etc.
A lot of our business is based on helping people visualize something that is not yet real. That requires research, creativity, and great presentation skills.
Here's the first step for college students
If you are organized, resourceful, hard working, a good researcher with a curious mind... and you don't mind a job that will take over your life for a while, you will probably have a good career in production. The next generation is so fluent with technology, presentations, video editing, etc. All of those skills are very helpful in the process of making an idea into reality.
"You'll never live up to your parents' success in school."