Usher’s New Look heads to Wake County, NC for Music Industry Leadership 101 Launch

2014-Wake County MIL101 Launch-Passion Activity with Social Meida

Wake County students partner up for a “selfie” exercise. Youth took selfies with their partner, then created a post stating their partner’s passion on their Instagram or Twitter, along with the hashtag #MusicLeadership101

Wake County Tweets-TALENT

Next , they talked about how to apply their passions to a career goal and to their personal brands. Students shared their dream jobs with us on social media:

Wake County Tweets-CAREER

To learn how to make those dream jobs come to life, students got a lesson on Networking. In Networking 101, students were taught why Networking is so important in brand building and career development. Wake County Tweets-Network

Graphic designer for the stars, DL Warfield, made special appearances at both schools and shared his story of how he developed his career by building upon his love for drawing, studying art in college and cultivating relationships with those he met along the way. The students had fun getting creative with DL during the ‘How to Start a Sneaker Brand’ group activity lesson. Students were able to have Question and Answer sessions with DL and the New Look team. When one student asked, “What happens if you lose your passion?” DL replied, “You will find a way back to it. If your passion is true, it will always come back to you.”

2014-Wake County MIL101-Sneaker Design

Overall, the anticipation for the course was tremendous from both students and teachers alike. Keep up to date with us on social media by following the hashtag #MusicLeadership101 on Twitter!