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DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC SCHEDULING: Building Courses For Boston's Berklee College Of Music

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Dave, the Director of Academic Scheduling for Boston's Berklee College of Music, studied as a musician at Berklee, and now holds an essential position managing the entire school.

Degree: Music Theory and Composition - Performance Art
Job Title: Director of Academic Scheduling
Employer: Berklee College of Music

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

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Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.

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m='14390'>manage</span> <span m='14830'>the</span> <span m='14920'>scheduling</span> <span m='15480'>operation</span> <span m='16129'>at</span> <span m='16219'>the</span> <span m='16300'>college.</span> <span m='17190'>Which</span> <span m='17380'>would</span> <span m='17540'>be</span> <span m='18290'>to</span> <span m='18960'>build</span> <span m='19530'>all</span> <span m='19940'>the</span> <span m='20040'>courses</span> <span m='21000'>that</span> <span m='21140'>students</span> <span m='21570'>register</span> <span m='21860'>in,</span> <span m='22150'>in</span> <span m='22650'>our</span> <span m='23270'>administrative</span> <span m='23920'>system.</span> <span m='24930'>We</span> <span m='25030'>schedule</span> <span m='25430'>them</span> <span m='25610'>into</span> <span m='25900'>rooms</span> <span m='26570'>and</span> <span m='26760'>build</span> <span m='27010'>faculty</span> <span m='27490'>schedules.</span> <span m='28220'>So</span> <span m='28460'>we</span> <span m='28570'>basically</span> <span m='29060'>keep</span> <span m='30000'>the</span> <span m='30090'>backbone</span> <span m='30700'>of</span> <span m='30770'>the</span> <span m='30860'>college</span> <span m='31380'>running.</span> <span m='32240'>We</span> <span m='32450'>also</span> <span m='33620'>handle</span> <span m='35460'>a</span> <span m='35550'>lot</span> <span m='35720'>of</span> <span m='35770'>classroom</span> <span m='36290'>management.</span> <span m='37150'>So keeping</span> <span m='37580'>technology</span> <span m='38350'>working</span> <span m='38770'>in</span> <span m='38890'>those</span> <span m='39160'>rooms,</span> <span m='39650'>supporting</span> <span m='40080'>faculty</span> <span m='40670'>in</span> <span m='40770'>those</span> <span m='40960'>rooms</span> <span m='41320'>as</span> <span m='41440'>well,</span> <span m='43030'>and</span> <span m='43160'>we</span> <span m='43260'>work</span> <span m='43550'>out</span> <span m='43690'>of</span> <span m='43800'>the</span> <span m='43950'>Academic</span> <span m='44410'>Affairs</span> <span m='44890'>office.</span> <span m='45320'>So</span> <span m='45590'>our</span> <span m='45880'>leadership</span> <span m='46765'>really</span> <span m='47070'>is</span> <span m='47490'>in</span> <span m='47580'>charge</span> <span m='47880'>of</span> <span m='47920'>the</span> <span m='48070'>academic</span> <span m='48620'>leadership</span> <span m='49200'>of</span> <span m='49400'>the</span> <span m='49490'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='51630'>My</span> <span m='51770'>career</span> <span m='52090'>path.</span> <span m='53290'>So</span> <span m='53790'>I</span> <span m='53940'>actually</span> <span m='54360'>went</span> <span m='54640'>to</span> <span m='54900'>school</span> <span m='55570'>at</span> <span m='55830'>Berklee</span> <span m='56160'>College</span> <span m='56530'>of</span> <span m='56580'>Music.</span> <span m='57930'>It's</span> <span m='58050'>my</span> <span m='58160'>alma</span> <span m='58420'>mater.</span> <span m='59790'>I</span> <span m='59940'>was</span> <span m='60320'>actually</span> <span m='60630'>trained</span> <span m='60950'>to</span> <span m='61010'>be</span> <span m='61180'>a</span> <span m='61230'>musician</span> <span m='62780'>so</span> <span m='63260'>I</span> <span m='63850'>play</span> <span m='63990'>guitar</span> <span m='64610'>and</span> <span m='64879'>sing.</span> <span m='66570'>When</span> <span m='66900'>I</span> <span m='66940'>started</span> <span m='67360'>out</span> <span m='67560'>in</span> <span m='67680'>this</span> <span m='67880'>career,</span> <span m='71730'>this</span> <span m='72000'>was</span> <span m='72140'>planning</span> <span m='72460'>to</span> <span m='72560'>be</span> <span m='72750'>more</span> <span m='73040'>of</span> <span m='73130'>a</span> <span m='73200'>day</span> <span m='73460'>job</span> <span m='73920'>and</span> <span m='74060'>I</span> <span m='74130'>was</span> <span m='74320'>going</span> <span m='74510'>to</span> <span m='75470'>continue to</span> <span m='75910'>be a</span> <span m='76130'>musician</span> <span m='76650'>which</span> <span m='76870'>I</span> <span m='76960'>was</span> <span m='77420'>for</span> <span m='77830'>probably</span> <span m='78510'>about</span> <span m='78790'>15,</span> <span m='79173'>16</span> <span m='79940'>years.</span> <span m='81980'>I've</span> <span m='82360'>remained</span> <span m='82670'>in</span> <span m='82750'>that</span> <span m='82950'>job,</span> <span m='83220'>but</span> <span m='83280'>my</span> <span m='83420'>jobs</span> <span m='83760'>become--</span> <span m='84190'>I've</span> <span m='84300'>been</span> <span m='84470'>promoted</span> <span m='85280'>in</span> <span m='85410'>a</span> <span m='85480'>couple</span> <span m='85800'>of</span> <span m='85900'>times</span> <span m='86390'>it's</span> <span m='86510'>become</span> <span m='86770'>much</span> <span m='86960'>more</span> <span 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m='103370'>looked</span> <span m='103670'>inside</span> <span m='104160'>about</span> <span m='104430'>different</span> <span m='104800'>areas</span> <span m='105330'>that I</span> <span m='105470'>was</span> <span m='105600'>interested in.</span> <span m='106020'>I was</span> <span m='106160'>very</span> <span m='106390'>interested</span> <span m='106850'>in</span> <span m='106970'>music,</span> <span m='108880'>but</span> <span m='109040'>I</span> <span m='109120'>think</span> <span m='109470'>that</span> <span m='109660'>there</span> <span m='109860'>are</span> <span m='109910'>some</span> <span m='110130'>other</span> <span m='110390'>areas</span> <span m='110830'>that</span> <span m='111000'>I</span> <span m='111110'>had</span> <span m='111380'>interests</span> <span m='111920'>in</span> <span m='112960'>that</span> <span m='113150'>maybe</span> <span m='114610'>they</span> <span m='115110'>didn't</span> <span m='115610'>really</span> <span m='115890'>come</span> <span m='116090'>to</span> <span m='116240'>the</span> <span m='116360'>surface,</span> <span m='116950'>and</span> <span m='117050'>I</span> <span m='117100'>was</span> <span m='117270'>very</span> <span m='117510'>focused</span> <span m='118070'>on</span> <span m='118250'>one</span> <span m='118520'>thing.</span> <span m='119260'>I</span> <span m='119280'>think</span> <span m='119470'>that</span> <span m='119580'>maybe</span> <span m='119860'>if I</span> <span m='120060'>diversified</span> <span m='120866'>and</span> <span m='121270'>had</span> <span m='121950'>some</span> <span m='122370'>different</span> <span m='122670'>types</span> <span m='122960'>of</span> <span m='123030'>training</span> <span m='123780'>that</span> <span m='124020'>might</span> <span m='124210'>have</span> <span m='124660'>influenced</span> <span m='125190'>my</span> <span m='125320'>career</span> <span m='125680'>path</span> <span m='126080'>in</span> <span m='126190'>some</span> <span m='126350'>different</span> <span m='126640'>ways.</span> <span m='127330'>Although</span> <span m='127520'>I</span> <span m='127600'>will</span> <span m='127800'>say</span> <span m='128090'>that</span> <span m='128520'>it's</span> <span m='128729'>never</span> <span m='128949'>too</span> <span m='129110'>young</span> <span m='129490'>to</span> <span m='130449'>continue</span> <span m='131050'>training,</span> <span m='131700'>go</span> <span m='131850'>back</span> <span m='132040'>to</span> <span m='132090'>school,</span> <span m='132390'>et cetera.</span> </p>","file":{"id":208210,"video_id":"2707862170001","name":"64335271","duration":134570,"thumbnail_url":null}});