On the Job: Two Schools and an Edge in the Entertainment Industry

by Faith Gates
Washington Square News

As NYU senior Shobhit Jain stood in an elevator with Rupert Grint on the set of Good Morning America, he thought about how he never imagined his life would end up here — within three feet of Ron Weasley.

Jain is in his fourth year in the dual-degree program at NYU, with a B.F.A. in Film and TV from Tisch and a B.S. in Finance from Stern. With a drive to learn both sides of the industry, Jain decided to pursue entertainment-related internships to get experience outside of the classroom. After working at Viacom, Disney and ABC, Jain’s impressive resume of internships led him to his current one: the general production intern at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Fittingly, Jimmy Fallon is Jain’s idol. It’s not a happy coincidence that Jain landed this opportunity — he said he has viewed all his previous positions as milestones on the road to his ultimate goal: working for The Tonight Show.

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