BackCassandra Pinataro from New England Conservatory

Cassandra Pinataro from New England Conservatory

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Freelancing is the key to flexibility. Cassandra Pinataro tells us why she freelances and doesn't leave without some advice.

School: New England Conservatory, Class of 2022

Major: Classical Vocal Performance

Why do you freelance?

My entire career is based on freelancing in the music world and Pangea gives me the opportunity to expand the realm of my freelancing with companies and other scholars.

How has freelancing shaped your professional career?

Freelancing has allowed me to network and maintain flexibility within my own schedule.

What has freelancing allowed you to do that you maybe wouldn't be able to do with a traditional job?

I can work remotely and work with multiple companies at once!

Why did you decide to sign up with Pangea.app?

During COVID-19, I needed to find a way to make money while working remotely and wanted to network while doing so. Pangea not only had a plethora of jobs available, but Adam was an unbelievably welcoming leader that helped create a warm environment for on boarding Pangeans. The networking and work opportunities I have received through Pangea have been incredible and I’d recommend this to any college student.

What is a project you're currently working on right now that you're excited about?

One project I really enjoyed was my influencer work with Carpool karaoke mic. They sent me a microphone and I made several videos to promote their product. It was such a professional and fun project and is certainly work with them again.

What is something you wish you knew before you started freelancing?

I wish I knew how much networking helped in this field and had started doing so even sooner. The freelancing world leaves so many possibilities and the more people you know, the more likely it is that you’ll hear about these possibilities.

What advice do you have for someone who is on the fence about freelancing?

I would say just dive in and go for it. Start with one-time positions and then move forward to a part time or full time position if you like working with a specific company. No matter what you’ll gain something from the experience and you may even find new doors open!

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