Choosing to enter the CSUF Entrepreneurship program was the best choice I have ever made. I was able to gain insight into how businesses work in the real world; this has proven invaluable in my pursuit of running a successful business of my own.
I graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton in 2010. Since graduating I have been pursuing a career in photography specializing in portraiture and lifestyle; my company is called Brian Evans Photography. Though I currently reside in Orange County, I have traveled throughout the United States capturing images for editorial and commercial clients. In addition to commercial and editorial work I also photograph weddings. My wedding photography has become an increasingly important aspect of my business.
In addition to paid assignments I have been working on a personal project called Thee Beer Book with my girlfriend and CSUF alumna, Jessica Cartie. Currently the project documents the home and microbrew scene in southern California. Our ultimate goal is to expand the project to include home and microbrewers around the United States and the world.
I have worked in photography since my senior year of high school, but it wasn’t until after completing the entrepreneurship program that I had the proper tools to really pursue a career in the business. Since earning my degree, I returned to my high school in Cathedral City to speak to students of the DATA Program. I focused my presentation on the importance of developing a solid base of business skills.
CSUF Entrepreneurship helped me understand what it takes to create and launch a new venture. While I have only begun this process, I am confident that I am prepared (thanks to CSUF Entrepreneurship).
CSUF Entrepreneurship Graduate 2010