Outside of class hours at CRAS, the staff and faculty try to expose our students to the real world of audio. Each year we have our AES chapter host at least 3 CRAS Graduate panels, where our grads get to share their post-CRAS experiences with our current students. This month we have James Alire, Rory Rositas, Joseph Savalle and Andy Colquhoun.
These discussions typically focus on providing educational tales from our grad’s experience in their careers, as well as any advice that they wish they had as a student or aspiring engineer. As educators, we find that nothing resonates better with our students than hearing the experiences and reality from our graduates. The panel usually lasts about two hours, with the last half hour being open to a Question & Answer session.