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Rae Fagin, AMD ’16, is a Music Industry major who has a special mission in the coming weeks — to represent Northeastern at one of the largest music events in the country, SXSW in Austin, Texas. She and 3 other CAMD students will be headed to Austin for the music festival on March 15. We sat down and asked her a few questions about SXSW as well as her experience at Northeastern.

1. What made you decide to major in (Music Industry)?

I’ve wanted to work in music since I was twelve years old when I started developing my own taste in music and going to concerts. I was really into the band Paramore and when I read an article that referenced their manager, I remember thinking, “That’s a job people can have?! I want to do that!” As I grew up, I realized how much meaning music holds for people and I knew I wanted to be a part of that experience. So when I started the college search process and learned that some schools offer music industry programs, it just made sense.

2. Describe Northeastern in three words.

Innovative. Creative. Supportive.

3. What has been your favorite experience at Northeastern?

I lived in the Music LLC, Kerr Hall, my freshman year. Living in such a creative and loving community was a great way to start my college career. My roommates and best friends today are people I met in Kerr Hall.

4. What’s your dream job?

I would love to work in artist management. It’s been my dream job since middle school and my first co-op at Nettwerk Management confirmed that.

5. What are you looking forward to most at SXSW?

They just announced that Barack and Michelle Obama are the keynote speakers, so I’ve been freaking out about that. I’m also really excited to meet CAMD alumni and people that I’ve worked with through the Internet, but have never met in person.

6. What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?

It would have to be someone who’s short. My roommate suggested Ellen Page, which would be awesome because then everyone would think I’m really cool.