Class of 2024
Currently Studying: BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management
Member Of: The Industry Network (Vice President), WPUB Radio
For many students, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic meant an added layer of concern and stress to campus and college life—and life in general. Arts and Entertainment Management student Ashvin Kapoor was no exception to those feelings, but thanks to Pace University's radio station, WPUB, he found an outlet for the challenges he faced during a time of uncertainty. Ashvin now plans on using his degree from the Lubin School of Business and his passion for comedy to bring smiles and laughs to those around him.
Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?
My parents went to Pace, but it wasn't until I saw more information about the Arts and Entertainment Management program that I was convinced. The program was so enticing and captured every aspect I could ask for in an education. It wasn't until my parents came and visited the school that they realized Pace was not the same Pace they went to. I chose Pace because I knew it was the right school for me.
My parents went to Pace, but it wasn't until I saw more information about the Arts and Entertainment Management program that I was convinced. The program was so enticing and captured every aspect I could ask for in an education.
How have clubs on campus helped enrich your student experience?
In collaboration with The Industry Network, I have been able to host The Ashvin Show Live, an immersive fan experience where we perform The Ashvin Show Live for an audience. Through the Industry Network, I've been able to expand my show to great lengths and have been able to make great strides in my goals.
How has the Pforzheimer Honors College benefitted you?
The Pforzheimer Honors College is amazing because it has given me a resource of people that I know can help me. I know that if I need anything—whether it's help with school, a place to study, or even a way to make friends, they'll be there for me. Sometimes college can feel very isolating and the Honors College is definitely a great way to fight this.
You host a comedy show, The Ashvin Show Live, on Pace's radio station, WPUB. What inspired you to start your own show?
When COVID started, I just stopped creating. There was too much going on and I was just not able to be creative. I saw an ad for WPUB during the COVID semesters, and at the time, having a radio show was the only thing you could do, so I signed up. I did a couple of episodes, but didn't really think about it. Over that summer, though, I was inspired to start The Ashvin Show Live because I felt lost. Simply put, I had no idea what I was doing with my life. I had my major declared, but I had no idea how to channel my creativity. I decided to take all of my mental challenges and channel it into the show, and the rest is history. The Ashvin Show Live saved me.
How can your business background from the Lubin School of Business help you achieve your future dreams?
My dream is to do The Ashvin Show Live on a bigger scale and with a bigger platform. My business background helps me because I'm not only thinking about everything from the perspective of a creator, but also from the perspective of a manager. I am able to control all aspects of the show and let them blend together. When I write a sketch, I'm not only thinking about what's funny, but I'm also thinking about how I can market it to others and how I can help my content reach more audiences.
What has been your favorite opportunity at Pace?
My favorite opportunity at Pace has been being a member of The Industry Network. The Industry Network has helped me meet new people and meet industry professionals.
Do you have any advice for other Lubin students?
Don't be afraid to talk to anyone and to be yourself. Some people won't like you, but you're bound to find someone who does.
What does #LubinLife mean to you?
#LubinLife is everything that connects all of us Lubin students together in this wonderful school we call Pace.
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