Sharon Chang is a Vice President and Talent Agent in the non-scripted television department at William Morris Endeavor (WME), a division of the Endeavor Talent Agency. Sharon landed her first job, equipped with a freshly minted English degree from Vassar College, at CBS Sports. She spent 12 years there building her career in broadcasting before moving to IMG as a talent agent whose job was to recruit and develop on and off-air talent.  In recent years IMG was acquired by WME and today Sharon’s responsibilities as an agent and VP range from recruiting versatile, top-notch talent to strategizing with colleagues about how the agency can best serve its clients in the long run. Over the years, Sharon has seen the industry evolve significantly through the advent of social media in the digital revolution and has some useful insights to help those java junkies interested in exploring this industry!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What the non-scripted television department at WME actually does
  • What a talent agent ACTUALLY does–glamourous and non-glamourous included
  • Sharon Chang is a Vice President and Talent Agent in the non-scripted television department at William Morris Endeavor (WME), a division of the Endeavor Talent Agency. Sharon landed her first job, equipped with a freshly minted English degree from Vassar College, at CBS Sports. the talent agency has changed since the explosion of social media
  • Why you should take advantage of alumni networks at your school
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to someone in your dream job or industry to talk about what they do
  • How odd jobs like temping can get your foot in the door at a company where you may want to work
  • Why written and spoken communication skills are key, especially for talent agents
  • How to cope when you feel like you’re not getting what you deserve at work/school
  • If you want to learn more about how to break into the Talent Agent industry you should listen to T4C episode #127 w/ Sharon

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