First in a biweekly series of interviews with Berklee graduates who have successful careers not involving music.
Listen to the interview (approx. 26 minutes) or download it.
Graduated in 2012 with a major in CWP (Contemporary Writing & Production).
Position: Data Analyst at The Retail Coach. Casey uses statistics to predict which business will succeed in a given municipality.
Update August 2016 (1 year after the interview): Casey left his job at The Retail Coach to start his own company in the same field, NaviRetail.
Overview: Casey enjoyed computers both before and during Berklee. He got particularly good experience while in a work-study job at Berklee (laying out Fusion Magazine), learning software that helped him get a position at his company soon after graduating. He did not know anyone at this relatively small company near where he was living, but saw their newspaper ad, applied, and got the job.
You can see his LinkedIn profile here.
Choice quote: “Too many people (graduates from both Berklee and other colleges) have no idea how a business works. Everyone at Berklee should have to take a couple of business classes.”
Casey rocking the piano in an ensemble performance while at Berklee.