#PittsburghMe: Meet Carlos Gonzalez, Multimedia Major Student Profile
Meet Carlos Gonzalez
- Multimedia (Multimedia, Graphic Design)
- April 2020
- Youngstown, Ohio
- High School
- Hershey High School
- Dream Job
- Voice actor
"A huge part of me choosing Point Park was its city location. I wanted to go to school in a place that felt alive, and Pittsburgh is overflowing with character."
Why did you choose Point Park University?
A huge part of me choosing Point Park was its city location. I wanted to go to school in a place that felt alive, and Pittsburgh is overflowing with character. Plus, Point Park offered me an undeniable scholarship!
What opportunities have you had through your major?
I actually changed majors halfway through my sophomore year, and since then I’ve branched out a lot. I’ve taken photography and video classes that helped me discover new forms of artistic expression. The School of Communication also sends out weekly emails with job opportunities, and one of them happened to deal with voice-overs for audio books. I jumped at the chance to finally get my foot in the door in the industry. I just did a demo a couple of weeks ago and it was a really cool experience!
As a multimedia major, what inspires you?
Multimedia has given me the tools to make self-expression a feasible career. Whether it’s through podcasts, photography, or film, I can take the knowledge I’ve gained through my major and transform it into a sellable product.
What makes Point Park different?
Point Park is just big enough to feel like there’s a variety of things going on, but small enough that you also know ninety percent of the people you see on campus. The University is a lot more personable than other schools I’ve visited.
Pittsburgh is known as an easily walkable city. Where is your favorite spot to take a walk?
South Side Park is a pretty fun place to go. There’s a hill that overlooks a community garden with a really nice view of the city. Take a date there, have a picnic, it’d be lovely.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Explore! There’s a ton of stuff constantly going on around the city, and most of it is free. All of the neighborhoods have such distinct atmospheres to them, too. Foodie? Go to the Strip District. Like tattoos and coffee shops? Check out the South Side. Whatever you’re into, there’s a place for you here.
Text and photo by Grecia Ruiz, junior sports, arts, and entertainment management major