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Mark Simeon

Mark Simeon
Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business – Business Administration

Experience: Business Manager and Vice President at The Mimes and Mummers at Fordham University, Marketing Analyst at Glisser. 
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Content producer for an online publication such as First We Feast, Hypebeast or Complex.  I also have several other goals for personal projects in terms of music writing and script writing. 
What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern?  The amazing opportunities it would give me to learn more about the creative industry and how to make an impact in the world of creative media. Especially in today’s age where everyone is connected and we are faced with so many new experiences and so much new content, it is important to be able to be able to digest it all and use it to better ourselves. 
What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? I’m really excited to take the Power of Persuasion course. A lot of prior experience I have had was in pitch work, so to be able to hone that skill and take it to the next level really excites me. 
Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? Favorite Musical is Cabaret.
Favorite Chicago Landmark/Attraction: I’d love to go to Soldier field and see a Bears game! 
If I could have lunch with one person it’d be: I’d love to meet Freddie Mercury. Freddie’s artistic vision is incredible, and to be in the presence of that kind of legendary talent alone would be so humbling and inspiring. 
Dream place of residence: London, England.
Personal fortune cookie message: Sometimes you just roll up your sleeves and do the hard work. 
If I could donate 1 million dollars to a cause/organization, it would be: Chance the Rapper’s Social Works.
Award I’d most like to win: Tony Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical Best Musical.
Leader/Figure that inspires me the most: Chance the Rapper. His outlook on life is one that I really aim to parallel myself. Plus the fact that he gives back to the community that he grew up in and loves, especially to support art in schools around the city is so important.  
If you could portray any character on stage or on screen, who would you be?: Gomez Addams by far. Charming, silly, fatherly, creepy, kooky, mysterious, ooky, Gomez Addams is a great role model and a fun character to be. 
Where are you from? Basking Ridge, NJ.