Selena Shannon

Selena Shannon

Inclusion and HR Assistant


United Talent Agency

Studio City, CA USA


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Selena Shannon

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Growing up, I was a very artistic and creative child—I was very involved in performing arts.
In high school, I was frustrated with being typecast and was struggling to figure out where I fit in, until a teacher gave me an opportunity to take a film class and create my own story.
I was inspired by that experience, and decided to study film and television production at Loyola Marymount University.
While in college, I was very involved with Black inclusion initiatives and groups, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Sisters in Solidarity.
After graduating, I took a lot of temporary jobs in order to feel out the industry and get a better understanding of what felt right to me.
As I gained work experience, I made it a point to seek out opportunities in the HR and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) spaces.
I currently work as an inclusion and HR assistant at United Talent Agency, which combines my DEI work with my interest in entertainment.
I’m also pursuing a master’s degree in human resource management because I want to make sure I’m a well-rounded individual in this profession.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Film and Television Production
Loyola Marymount University

Career

Inclusion and HR Assistant

I work to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to a large entertainment industry.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Film
Working with Others

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I recommend sitting down and making a plan. Jot down every idea so that you can decide which one seems like a good starting point. When I graduated, I wanted to be involved in diversity and inclusion but that type of position wasn't an option right away. So I temped at different companies and jumped around to get a better idea of what the industry was like and what felt right to me. Sometimes you have to pivot a bit but you need to start somewhere in order to feel out your path!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Film and Television Production

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You need to follow the standard format on this project."

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues
Death and Loss

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student