Alumni Interview with Swella Fernandes, Freelance Events MC & Party Planner

Posted on 04 March 2013 by BMMBoxer


Swella Fernandes

Swella Fernandes

My Name is:  Swella Fernandes
BMM College
: Wilson College
BMM Specialisation: Advertising (Batch of 2009)
Currently Working at: Freelancing as an Events MC and a Party Planner

Swella’s Take
Q. Does being a BMMite give you an edge over others in the field of media?
A. Yes it does. BMM exposes you to a lot of possibilities and helps you test your potential to the core. Having faculty specific speakers also lends to the credibility of what you’re being taught and projects give you an almost on the job experience.

Q. Do the subjects in BMM help you know the reality of the job? Is there any place for theory in the creative world?
A. In my case, it honestly didn’t really make a difference. Projects that kept us on the run were much more enriching in knowledge than theoretical leaning.

Q. BMM or BMM from a particular college? Does it make a difference?
A. I’d say, definitely BMM from a credible college. I’d say Wilson BMM is where it is today, only because of one man – Mr. Sudhakar Soloman Raj. Credibility follows his very name.

Q. Internships during colleges – are they relevant in the long run?

A. I never interned at an office as I was freelancing during my college days as well. Though I’m sure, internships do give you some kind of a perspective.

Q. Work Experience or Higher Studies? What’s your pick? Why?
A. Work experience and then higher studies. This order helps you build a body of work that you’re capable of undertaking and carves the path for a better understanding of what you could possibly need to pursue on a long term basis.

Tips for BMMBoxers
BMM is… not just a course, it’s a way of life!! You’re either cut out for it or you’re not!
Your favourite subjects in BMM: Creative Writing

Must-Follow Tips for BMMites:

  • Get used to long nights. Mostly staring at your laptop and then rushing through with preparations only the night before submission
  • Keep a monthly budget for photocopies
  • Invest in a good DSLR
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