In order to prepare students for the future, Clive Davis gives a very well-rounded education, offering business classes that focus on relatively-new topics such as cryptocurrency in the music industry, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, among others. "You're going to learn about everything in the music industry, whether you want to or not," Gabi explains. Besides the holistic curriculum, the institute also provides amazing facilities. "We have four brand spanking new studios and they are just top-of-the-line incredible," she smiles.
Discussing her own plans for when she graduates, the musician is feeling excited and grateful. "Right now, I am an intern at a mastering studio called Sterling Sound," she continues. During the four-week summer program, Gabi met Chris Gehringer, the man who she currently works for, and kept in contact with him. Although the company didn't have interns, he eventually let Gabi intern. "I didn't bother him until he let me shadow him, but like I bothered him until he let me shadow him," Gabi remembers, laughing. "I was persistent without being annoying and we developed a nice relationship."
The musician places a lot of emphasis on just how important being genuine when you keep in touch with people is, and that you don't have to always be asking for something. "I was at the mastering studio since my freshman year, and now it's gotten to the point where they trust me enough where I can cover reception, or help with tasks," she tells me. In the future, she hopes that after graduation, the company will hire her full-time to be a production assistant, and then plans to work her way up to be a chief engineer there. Fingers crossed!