Cory Bock

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Digital Sound Systems Inc.
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Destination: Lenexa, Kansas
Timeframe: Summer 2020
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Attend meetings and briefings to follow along with the event needs and tasks to help ensure that client expectations are met. Working alongside DSS Project Managers to aid in their prepping of concerts, corporate meetings and private events. Coordinating with the various Departments including Audio, Lighting, Video and Fabrication to communicate to them the needed gear for each particular project. Collaborating on future events with the initial planning stages, budgeting and event scope to give the client overall view. Working concerts alongside bands, management and traveling crew to ensure smooth day in visiting venues. Working with local labor (stagehands, Techs, venue staff) to keep the lines of communication open for all aspects of the event. Assisting in the physical setup, operation and dismantling of events.


The first music festival that I worked I had the opportunity to be a camera operator for nationally touring bands. I was told that I had natural talent for it and was recruited to work as a camera operator at Mo Pop Festival.

Learning experience

Working in the entertainment industry it's important to know that you are truly working from the bottom up. There may be undesirable tasks that your bosses tell you to do but they will also teach you everything you need to know.

What advice would you give?

Make sure to listen to your superiors but if you have any questions or concerns, always bring it up. There's no such thing as stupid questions because at the end of the day, you're interning with that company to learn as much as you can for the real world.

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